Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Duty free Nido

Long live the nido generation!

I saw this in a neighbouring Gulf country's airport and couldn't resist. (Nidoism; the study of the economically well-off in Bahrain as invented by Nido blog)

Posted by BB @ 4/24/2007 02:02:00 AM

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Hahah, saw a smaller stand in Bahrain's duty free too! I guess they're just catering to market needs, lol

Posted by Anonymous sairafi @ 4/24/2007 10:03:00 AM #

Is it just me or does it seem as though Anchor Milk and Tang are trying to invade the shelf space of Nido?

Also, I am curious but - do people actually buy this stuff at an airport and carry it onto the plane with them? I can think of ways in which Nido would be a security hazard on the airplane. Can't they wait for fresh milk when they arrive at their destination?

Hmm... The Nido Conspiracy..?

Posted by Blogger Hasan @ 4/24/2007 12:38:00 PM #

That's beautiful. What an awesome scene. Look at all those nido happy together in unity.

Makes me want to sing:

Imagine nido possessions
I wonder if you can
forget about greed or hunger
A brotherhood of nido cans
Imagine all the people
Sharing a nido world...

Yohoooooo.. woooohooohooo

You may say I'm a nidoer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
in a world of nido fun

Amen... Amen

Do you mind if I borrow the picture?

Hasan: you're too dismissive and suspicious of nido. Why be hatin' man?

Posted by Anonymous nido @ 4/24/2007 01:17:00 PM #

Sairafi, Hasan: looks like Nido almost has a complete monopoly in fact...someone should get hold of some market research on the powdered baby milk industry. Are u guys gonna be feeding ur kids Nido?

Hasan, from my understanding, babies can only be fed breast milk or powder milk - fresh milk is not an option for new borns..

Besides...Nido milk or any baby products are never taxed worldwide...so why the hell are they in the airport? Why would it be cheaper there than Geant or Carfor or whatever supermarket? Like Hasan said, it seems completely ridiculous to lug it around on an airplane...

Nido: is that the nido national anthem u sing to everytime u blog?
Feel free to use the photo...it's all urs.

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 4/24/2007 07:35:00 PM #

nido - after hearing your nido anthem, I don't think I would ever be able to see John Lennon in the same light.

bahrania -
1. Am I gonna feed my babies Nido milk? I think I'll just play it by ear if I ever have children (don't mean to sound sexist but - isn't it usually the women who make these decisions - regardless of what the men want?).

2. Investing in the powdered milk industry? Well; in Bahrain and the Gulf, it would probably bring in lots of money (judging by the crazy growth of the population of the region and lack of population control policies like in some countries around the world). Actually, I fear for Nido Milk's profits in Japan - since last year, the population growth has been negative and it will probably continue for a while (there are more household pets than children over here!).

3. Nido Milk isn't taxed? Does this spell out "tax-haven" for those living in Nido-land??

4. I have a couple of ideas for the marketers of Nido: (i) Isn't it about time you changed the design of that BARREL of white powder? (ii) If you want to sell Nido in Airports; why not make a smaller, traveller-friendly version?

Posted by Blogger Hasan @ 4/24/2007 08:32:00 PM #


1. Maybe you should read this:

It's your baby and I think your opinion counts as much as the mother's. There definitely is a babyfeeding crisis out there. Some governments even tried to pay mothers to breastfeed because of the health implications of artificial powder milk.

2. Although the birth rate is an important factor underlying demand for powder milk, I think the lifestyle habits that concern changing mothers's preferences away from breastfeeding is what has spurned the demand for Nido. These attitudes of motherhood, driven by advertising, media, materialism shun the difficulty of breastfeeding and natural birth for the easier and cleaner option of powder milk and caesarian sections. Why? Because women are too worried about how it will affect their figure.

3. Well maybe it should be taxed, very heavily at that rate...apparantly companies like Nido have exploitative marketing techniques, and I also wonder how much research in the Gulf has been carried out on the nutritional benefits to children:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million infants die around the world every year because they are not breastfed.

4. Small? travel friendly? its obvious Arabs are guzzling Nido at a rate faster than the market can cater for...

Sorry i'm getting a bit carried away here with the Nido..i know nido isn't the point...it's just a symbol...

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 4/24/2007 08:55:00 PM #

Let me guess, Qatar?

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ 5/28/2007 05:08:00 PM #

this is rather interesting. they sell everything else in airports, from chocos and alchol to medicines and clothes. seeing this milk reminds me of the Mohters of the world who travel with babies and young infants. when travelling with kids they need thier milk bottles to comfort them from the pressure of the cabin inflight. its recommended that the bottle be givent o them at take of and landing and if in turbulance as it balances off the ears from the suicking motion. Now lets think, if mother darling runs out of milk and she needs some for her babies/infants, if it wasnt sold at the airport that means the kid will probably not have a drink of milk till it reaches its destination then would have to wait longer till mother darling could get to the supermarket to buy some, then take it home/or to hotel room and perpare.
So maybe us older ignorant people think its odd or queer to see milk being sold but for some its needed plus its tax free so probably cheaper forthe less fortunate like labourors and workers of high demanding jobs who get paid nothing compared to expats and some locals who get 100 plus bd a month.
let us not be soo self rightous and think of others for once.
A mother to be.
Umm isa

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