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Well-liked frozen yoghurt (froyo) chain Llaollao Malaysia just lately posted a meme of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars in an try to joke about copycat froyo chains.
Primarily, it seems that Llaollao is upset concerning the rise of froyo chains providing comparable merchandise: frozen yogurt with toppings.
Most individuals assumed that this was executed in response to a brand new froyo retailer that opened in Ampang Level, that includes a really comparable model title with an virtually an identical enterprise.
The title, emblem, and font alternative of ll.la.lo is extraordinarily comparable, whereas their choices embrace vanilla ice-cream-flavoured frozen yoghurt eaten with plastic spoons strongly resembling Llaollao’s with an elongated teardrop form, plus toppings corresponding to fruit, crumbled biscuits, and sauces.
Supporters are critisizing the ‘copycat’
Some netizens made enjoyable of the brand new retailer, saying that in the event that they need to copy the enterprise they may have a minimum of tried just a little tougher to make it look totally different.
‘Competitors is part of enterprise’
Others are saying that competitors are only a regular a part of doing enterprise, and that competitors is what drives corporations to enhance.
Some prospects even cheekily advised that if there’s extra competitors, Llaollao may need to not be so stingy with their toppings and provides prospects just a little bit extra to maintain them returning.
Some say Llaollao isn’t harmless both
In fact, Llaollao wasn’t the primary model within the Malaysian market both. Some individuals reminded Llaollao that Tutti Frutti was the primary to introduce the idea of froyo with toppings in Malaysia, and that Llaollao solely got here later.
Others even introduced up the mockingly comparable ‘copycat’ subject regarding the franchise of Taiwan-based Chatime which was embroiled in controversy after the Malaysian franchise shops had been all became the brand new model Tealive.
Folks might keep in mind the corporate concerned, Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, which misplaced the franchise license for Chatime. Nevertheless, Loob Holding then launched the brand new model Tealive and turned all their present Chatime retailers into Tealive retailers, promoting an almost-identical menu of bubble tea with toppings.
This text in 2016 identifies the CEO of Llaollao as Tan Kai Younger, Director of Loob Administration Companies Sdn Bhd. Whereas Loob Administration Companies provides “skilled, scientific, and technical providers” and doesn’t point out F&B, it additionally shares an workplace handle in Kota Damansara with Loob Holding Sdn Bhd.
Nevertheless, Tan Kai Younger has since been recognized because the CEO of Woodpeckers Group, which can also be the grasp franchiser of Llaollao in Malaysia.
Whereas Woodpeckers Group doesn’t seem to have any enterprise relation to Loob Holding Sdn Bhd, its headquarters can also be situated on the identical road in Kota Damansara.
Regardless, having new froyo chains merely imply extra selections for the shoppers, particularly those that are large followers for frozen yoghurt!
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