Tuesday, July 4, 2023

WELL GEE THANKS MILLENIALS .....

 

Well you must be proud of  yourselves  for  killing these  things .....bastards .....no thought for us  old  school .........personally i do not  give a  fuck ...... what died of.......starbucks......... would be nice..........  if you kill that off .....fucking shit .......and   nasty coffee ........most of the things yu killed off  .......i hated anyways  ....as long as i can still get coffee  ....... and pizza.....i do not give a fuck ........

12 Businesses Millennials Have Killed

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Millennials have arrived, leaving their indelible mark. A fresh generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries now spearhead businesses worldwide. However, this rapid transformation poses a challenge for traditional companies struggling to adapt to the shifting zeitgeist.

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Regrettably, numerous businesses have been left trailing in this dynamic new era – either unable to swiftly adapt or too firmly entrenched in their conventional approaches to foster innovation. Below is a compilation of enterprises that failed to keep pace with the formidable Millennial Generation.

Casual Dining Chains

Millennials Strike Again: These Businesses Didn't Stand a Chance Against the New Generation
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Millennials are ushering in a new age of consumerism, with their preference for convenience and technology-driven experiences. Casual dining chains have been hit the hardest, as they lack the ability to keep up with changing expectations of the new generation.

Millennials are opting for fast-casual restaurants instead that provide quicker service, fresher ingredients, and healthier menu options.

Traditional Weddings

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Traditional weddings have been around for centuries and are still very popular today. Millennials, however, have taken the concept of wedding planning to a new level with modern trends like destination weddings and alternative reception ideas.

While some couples may opt for a more classic approach to their nuptials, many are choosing to break away from the traditional model of having an elaborate ceremony in order to make their big day truly unique.

Beer

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This generation has brought an influx of new craft beers to the market, and even older brands have had to adapt to keep up with the changing tastes and preferences of younger consumers. Millennials have made their mark on big beer companies, creating innovative flavors and pushing for sustainable practices that are now becoming industry standards.

Many businesses didn’t stand a chance against the new generation’s passion for unique, high-quality beers, leading to more competition and higher standards in today’s booming beer landscape.

Department Stores

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Department stores have been struggling to keep up with the changing demands of the millennial generation. With the rise of online shopping, millennials have become accustomed to the convenience and cost-effectiveness that comes from e-commerce.

Department stores simply cannot compete with this modern lifestyle, and many have had to close their doors as a result. Many are now turning towards more innovative approaches in order to remain competitive, such as digital marketing campaigns or interactive purchasing experiences.

Razors

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In 2019, Procter & Gamble faced a significant financial blow of $8 billion attributed to the performance of Gillette. Although currency fluctuations played a significant role, the market for blades and razors has been gradually shrinking as people are shaving less frequently.

The trend intensified in 2020, with Procter & Gamble acknowledging a decline in sales for men’s blades and razors, primarily due to reduced consumption caused by the pandemic, as reported by New York Magazine.

Soda

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With their emphasis on health and wellness, it’s no surprise that millennials have caused an overall decrease in soda consumption. Companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper have all experienced declining sales due to this shift in consumer preferences.

Sodas with artificial sweeteners as well as sugary drinks, are becoming less popular among young adults who are looking for healthier alternatives. As a result of this trend, many businesses are now focusing their efforts on developing more nutritious beverages that appeal to the millennial generation.

Hotel Loyalty Programs

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Hotels struggle to capture the loyalty of millennials as this generation doesn’t exhibit a strong attachment to any particular hotel brand. When traveling, millennials typically prioritize affordability and actively seek out the most budget-friendly options.

They heavily rely on smartphones for booking their travel accommodations, utilizing platforms like Kayak, Expedia, and Trivago to discover discounted rates that align with their travel dates easily. These bookings often bundle both airfare and hotel accommodations together.

Napkins

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The emergence of this new generation has transformed the napkin industry, as their recently introduced paper solutions have become the preferred choice over traditional cloth napkins. This shift in preference has significantly impacted the sector, highlighting the changing dynamics of consumer behavior and market trends.

Using paper napkins is not only convenient but also promotes better hygiene, which is a top priority for millennials. As a result, many traditional businesses that rely on napkin products are finding it difficult to adapt to the changing times and stay competitive.

American Cheese

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American cheese has been a popular item in the supermarket for decades, but now it is facing competition from the new generation of Millennials. This generation prefers artisanal cheeses and more natural ingredients than those found in standard American cheese.

While it may have been a staple for many families over the years, businesses that rely solely on selling American cheese may not be able to keep up with the changing tastes of this new generation.

Cable/Traditional TV

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Traditional cable and television services are struggling to keep up with the demands of millennials. As more and more people move away from cable packages, these businesses can no longer rely on their old methods of operation to stay afloat in an ever-evolving market.

Millennials have become the driving force behind the shift to streaming services and other innovative solutions, leaving cable providers behind in their wake.

Motorcycles

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Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable shift among millennials who are opting out of motorcycle ownership. This change in behavior can be attributed to the high costs associated with motorcycles, their limited safety features, and the wide availability of more convenient transportation alternatives.

Although faced with these challenges, there is a silver lining for motorcycle manufacturers. A glimmer of hope emerges as certain millennials embrace the allure of electric motorcycles and vintage models, drawn by their cost-effectiveness and nostalgic charm.

Bar Soap

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Millennials often face blame for the demise of various things, one being the seemingly old-fashioned bar soap. As society leans towards liquid body washes and alternative options, the popularity of bar soap diminishes.

Bar soaps are often considered antiquated, while millennials gravitate towards liquid body wash or shower gels for convenience. However, proponents assert that bar soaps surpass their liquid counterparts in terms of hygiene and longevity. They boast superior cleansing properties and a remarkable ability to endure.

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