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This situation in some ways is reminiscent of the demise of The Lancashire Watch Company in Prescot, Lancashire, England.
They tried to please everyone at the same.
This was in the days when key wind watches were still being made, and the Swiss watch industry was hammering at our door.
The Prescot factory produced a huge range of watch movements, using machines and a lot of skilled hand work.
Key wind and button wind watches. Movement qualities from basic working men's through intermediate models and ultimately top of the range for wealthy customers. These were complimented with silver or gold cases, open faced pocket watches, half hunter and full hunter cases, again in a host of different qualities.
If you think of the possible number of combinations of watch movements, cases and styles that could be permutated from the choices available, and were produced, by the factory in a hope of pleasing everyone, it is no wonder they went under.
You have got to take a lesson from the past and cut down the number of options.
Thereby cutting down costs.
If the charge is being applied to each size of product made available, cut it down to three options,
a reasonable sampler size, a respectable 25 gram and a bulk option.
Just two or three instead of offering five or six package sizes of the one product.
The same applies to flavours/tastes.
But for the life of me I cannot see why certain classics have been dropped and some bar room joke/novelty flavours have survived.
These are bad times for manufacturers and consumers, with difficult choices to be made in the board rooms.
I hope you can learn from the past and keep a decent range of products but with a reduced range of sizes.
Virtually all of my snuff is bought over the internet or by telephone.
Oh for the days when you could walk into a tobacconists and ask for an ounce of snuff straight from the bulk jar on the shelf. How would the rules affect a lady or gent walking into a shop these days and asking for an ounce to go straight from the spoon and into their own snuff box? That's if you could find someone retailing like that nowadays.
My grandmother used to sell it in her shop that way, straight into your own snuff box or served in a twist of paper.
It would be a puzzler for the powers that be.
I wonder if "one tin size fits all " could be a worker for artisan snuff makers.
It is doubtful that bijou snuff makers use expensive automatic filling machines.
One tin size but with whatever quantity of snuff you require .
Just like buying coffee beans and such like in a delicatessen, one size paper bag with anything from a few ounces to a pound.