How they do it: McDonald’s product, supply chain and restaurant design is kept standardized and simple, allowing for efficient sourcing, food preparation and a high degree of standardization as well as cheap prices across restaurants. Compared to standard restaurants, the customer has to serve and clean up the table himself.
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How they do it: H&M’s store design is simple and standardized across all stores. Clothes are placed on simple racks and shelves. Staff is present, however not meant to assist the customers in their purchasing experience but rather to refill racks and shelves.
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How they do it: Swatch introduced timepieces that transformed how people interpret watches. On average, priced at $50 to $100, these watches are fashion accessoires and are kept as basic as possible.
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How they do it: Aldi focuses on providing its customers with cheap groceries, offering both own brand products as well as other brands. The shopping experience is kept on a basic level as the products are mainly presented in open boxes (warehouse style) opposed to presenting them individually on a shelf.
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How they do it: IKEA offers different product lines for each category, including a basic one, letting customers with a low purchasing power buy furniture in their stores. Products in the self-service area are presented in a simple way comparable to a warehouse.
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