I have been told that my last blog post “comparing a L Brands store to a Tuckeria restaurant’ was unfair.
That, for one, the types of customer that the L Brands store targets are very different from those targeted by the Tuckeria restaurant. Whereas the L Brands store targets the mass market, the Tuckeria restaurant targets a niche market. Therefore, if you happen to find just a few people at the Tuckeria restaurant (compared to the huge hordes of people at the L Brands store), you shouldn’t take that to be a failure on the part of the Tuckeria restaurant. The Tuckeria restaurant is meant to be exclusive, and that is exactly what is at play when you find just a handful of people at Tuckeria…
Further, I have been told that the stuff sold at the L Brands store is very different from the stuff sold at the Tuckeria restaurant. Whereas people will always be in need of apparel on a day to day basis, the reality about most people’s lives is such that they only get to eat out once in a while. This then explains why the Tuckeria restaurant is unlikely to be having the huge hordes of people typically found at the L Brands store. In any event, whereas people do pop into the L Brands store for ‘window shopping’, it is highly unlikely that anyone would venture into the Tuckeria restaurant just to look at the foods on display!
At yet another level, I have been informed that the type of people who work at the L Brands store (whom associateresourcesetm.com refers to as ‘associates’) is very different from the type of people who work at the Tuckeria restaurant. Therefore it is unfair to compare the shopping experiences, as you are dealing with different types of workers, who are trained in vastly different ways. The L Brands staff are trained to deal with the masses, whereas the Tuckeria staff are trained to deal with a niche market.