Another Thing To Blame On The iPod: Less Guinness

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It’s amazing the sorts of things they blame on technology these days. Guinness is having a bit of a sales slump these days, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s because those darn Irish kids are putting all their money into buying iPods rather than heading down to the pub. Next thing you know, we’re going to be seeing commercials talking about the poor, poor Guinness plant worker who you are putting out of business by stealing from them by not going to the pub, but rather choosing to spend your money in a way that it does not go into their pockets. The shame of it all.

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EirePreneur (user link) says:

Re: The real reason for Guinness' problems

What a red herring! Last week’s Sunday Business post reported on the real reasons for Diageo’s woes – the revolt by Dublin pubs against their monopolistic price increases –

“the guerrilla tactics employed by dozens of publicans in their dispute against supplier Diageo are in danger of spiralling into an open revolt.

Discontent among the publican lobby has been simmering since June 1, when Diageo, formerly Guinness Ireland, imposed a 6.2 cent price increase on a pint of beer, or 7.8 cent including Vat.

Enraged at the scale of the increase, its timing, and the fact that it did not apply to off-licences, publicans began boycotting certain Diageo products. An estimated 150 pubs are now affected by the dispute, with the numbers rising.”

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