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Tupperware CEO Blasts Cheap US Consumers


Business  (tags: americans, consumers, corporate, business, economy, society )

Carrie
- 439 days ago - money.msn.com
Maybe American consumers can do better than a $1.99 pack of disposable plastic containers, but why should they buy Tupperware if the product they're being sold doesn't differ much from the sets their parents and grandparents are handing down for free?



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Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Friday February 1, 2013, 3:45 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:31 pm
".. the Corporation for Enterprise Development notes that most Americans are one emergency away from financial ruin." and only a CEO could blast the buying habits of average Americans, wonder if he's aware of this
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:48 pm
noted,thanks Carrie
 

Laurie H. (673)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:19 pm
Thanks for posting Carrie!!~
 

cecily w. (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:34 pm
Tupperware would be wise to focus all of its sales efforts on Europe and Japan. Don't need it.
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:37 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (465)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:05 pm
Plastic storage dishes come for FREE with food from the deli. Why pay? My sister & I have more than we can use... if they don't "last", so what, there are lots more FREE plastic storage dishes where they came from. I never heard of plastic actually lasting "a lifetime", guarantee or no guarantee.
 

june t. (62)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 12:42 am
Cheap? a lot of people who could use it probably can't afford to buy it. I have enough containers, I only have enough space for a few, and if one wears out either I buy another or reuse plastic containers from the deli etc.
 

Dotti Lydon (118)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:27 am
No more buying of plastic for me. I have Tupperware left over from what I purchased years ago. I use the deli containers and glass jars which I like better.
 

Rosary G. (3)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 1:08 pm

If only everyone stopped buying garbage that is poorly made and cheap as well as ugly, just think of the results. You're talking mega purchase power here. Too bad so many Americans don't even think about the financial sense of quality purchases anymore. Cheap is not always - or usually - cheaper in the long run.
 

Ed G. (1)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 1:34 pm
Tupperware used to make the best damn ice cube trays. Apparently they have discontinued them . I gave up asking after two years. Ice cube trays yes consumer friendly no.
 

onita Caldwell (32)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:44 pm
Tupperware used to be quality stuff. My Mom is still using the medium mixing bowl, her first piece of Tupperware that she bought more than 50 yesrs ago. If a lid cracked one used to be able to get replacements and they would always fit. No longer is this true. Now if one can get a replacement it will more than likely be slightly to large, rendering the seal useless as it will not be leak proof or even stay on the bowl if it gets dropped. Remember the old commercials? Tupperware really locks it in! Ha! Maybe someone should explain to Mr. CEO that his product just ain't up to stuff anymore and the party plan is obsolete.
 

Winn Adams (178)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:20 pm
Tupperware is overpriced.
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:58 pm
He sounds like he is more concerned with Tupperware''s bottom line than whether Tupperware is producing a quality product.
 

Elizabeth M. (62)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:47 pm
This CEO is concerned about the money they apparently are not making - but to call Americans 'cheap' just blew his hope for more sales out the window.I like quality products, and sometimes they last and last. and I pass them on to the kids. Tupperware you need to come up with some really different product line.
Thanks Carrie.
 

Edith B. (141)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:38 pm
If he would update his products they might sell better, and I agree with the other folks, why buy when you get plastic containers free with half the products you buy these days.
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 9:37 pm
Thanks Carrie.
 

Lori U. (3)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 9:38 pm
I have purchased Tupperware in the past and almost every piece cracked when I put in in the freezer even though it is supposed to be used in the freezer.As other have said if you are lucky to be able to get a piece replace it is usually cheaper quality.I had a container that was intended to marinate meat it broke and when I found someone that could get it replaced when I got the new one it was much smaller and made of thinner plastic.
 

Charlene B. (4)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 10:01 pm
I have Tupperware cups that are probably older than me.They are great.I bought newer ones that chipped and cracked.Seems to me that they are not making stuff like they used to.That bonehead CEO is only worried about what`s not going into his pocket.
 

Bess Moore (6)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:49 am
Overpriced! I used to buy it! No more!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 7:36 am
Well it sounds more than a bit like Mr. 1% is pissed because Americans are feeding his personal wealth fast enough. Just have to wonder what kind of US Taxes he pays.
More to the point over the years I have never bought a piece of TupperCrap that was actually worth as much as the Dollar StoreWall-martt equivalent as far as function, reliability and durability. Perhaps Mr. 1% could explain why just his brand name is worth paying as much for a single quart container as a 10 piece set from another company that will actually last longer and perform better. Perhaps consumers in other nations are stupid enough to pay more Just For The Name, but I sure as hell am not.
 

Ro H. (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:22 am
ty
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:47 am
We could tell him to perform a certain biological function but I see that he's already suffering from rectal cranial inversion in extremis. That being said I heard a rumor that France is on the verge of bankruptcy. If that is true then the "gentleman" should be prepared for a real drop in sales across the pond.
I live in a nice big bachelor so the fridge isn't all that big. I was taught a long time ago to make do with what you have until you can make changes; improvise. Me, I'm quite comfortable now so I'm not about to move and the plastic I have is old; still functional and no I don't microwave anything. I use it for storage only. I really should look into replacing it with ceramic or glass. Cheap, cheap - I know.
 

Quinton Smith (40)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:57 am

What did one do before Tupperware??. I think we used ceramic an glass to store food an the old standby wax paper Tupperware you can go away just like hostess. =^..^=
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:45 pm
Cheap or expensive prices, who cares? This is a tradition.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:33 am
Interesting, Tupperware looks great, but the prices have increased so very much that it makes it out of reach for most people.
 
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