Why General Motors Left Europe Why Dunkin' Donuts Is Failing in India 2 days ago   10:31

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In 2017, General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, with brands like Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Buick made one of its boldest moves in its history. It sold its European Opel and Vauxhall brand to the French automaker PSA, known for brands such as Peugeot and Citroen. It was the end of an era for GM, which had first ventured into Europe nearly 90 years before.

GM left Europe after 20 years of losses, but why did the largest U.S. automaker leave such a big market? Did it simply fail?

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Why do you think GM failed in Europe?
Vardan Sahakyan
having such as*hole financial analysts and CEO explains a lot. Face it - your products are just for losers ! Bad engineering, bad design, bad brand perception. And stop blaming the market and regulations!
Grahamhg
American cars are simply too big for our roads, they're fuel inefficient, poorly made and have poor handling.
Peter Phan
GM never want to learn from their mistake and constant wants government to bail their ass out when they failed. I used to be GM fan and drove my suburban and camaro for years until I'd my fuel pump failed and had to replace twice. I ask the mechanic why it fail so often and he said it's typical issue that GM never what to improve. Well i'm a ford fan now and my F350 dually doing a fantastic job so far, knock on wood. Majority American don't want to own one, what make you think oversea owner wants to buy one.
Br Bergin
loooooooosers.
PolosLatinos
GM failed because they had a bad reputation as a whole. Not because of their US roots, but because people could see what happened successively to European brands they owned. Opel/Vauxhall had become the synonym of bad quality, rust and electronic incidents. Moreover, they killed Saab by starting to put Opel/Isuzu engines + by rebadging a Subaru Impreza (Saab 9-2X, called “Saabaru”), a Chevy Trail Blazer (Saab 9-7X) and an Opel Mokka (Saab 9-4X) which further confused buyers. Saab 9-3SS was just an improved Vectra without any Saab engines (no B205 nor B235 engine), and the last Saab 9-5 was an improved Insignia. Thank you GM for killing one of the most unique Swedish brands.
billycrystal santa
They left Europe. They left India. They left Australia. Why don't they just make better cars? Its not that difficult.
riggidybang
5:17 - not sure if American cars never sold well - in Britain in the 80s Ford alone had 30% of passenger car market, Focus and Fiesta are huge out there and Grand Tour even did a farewell segment for Mondeo... Unless the rest of the Europe has totally different numbers...
Bas Scheijde
Making crappy cars...
kody914
I don't find this video to provide a very satisfactory answer to the question it poses. I think the reasons given are quite vague/generic and judging from the comments, I'm not alone in feeling the explanation CNBC gave was poor.
Wafflepudding
10:14 - So the moment the companies go into different management, they become profitable? Incompetent leadership and management it is then.
Bot Prophet
American cars are junk. They only care about low costs and high profits. They don't care about quality or reliability.
VK HAM
GM is JUNK.
Bargainteers
You can watch this video in silence and see what went wrong. Notice Europe has nothing but SMALL CARS
Linkyboy
GM focusing on electric cars now, I bet they feel stupid when they could've owned that market 20 years ago.
Justus Stern
Finaly !


GM and their useless crap-tech is out now !


GM failed in EVERY concern.
Kee Ppe
Good are good cars .. shame
James Ball
analyst man (gotta blame unions) There is a lot of headwinds (don't forget to say unions) that they faced (don't forget unions) the cost of labour, uhh.... Unions (whooo! almost missed that) and also more stringent regulations (yeah blame the safety and emissions rules)! (do i get a cookie now?)


So analyst man believes the problem is Europe.
Anand Nair
GM also pulled out of India. Next is Ford. What is going on?
don684
The car market will be hit by more and more government legislation in Europe. Many countries plan or have enacted legislation that will favour electric vehicles and mass transportation. GM can make electric cars in China cheaper and with less red tape. Europe will protect European carmakers. Look at what sells in Europe . Fiat, cheap not very good vehicles.
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Why Dunkin' Donuts Is Failing in India Why General Motors Left Europe 2 days ago   08:49

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Dunkin' Brands has become synonymous with breakfast pretty much everywhere, with more than 12,600 restaurants in 46 countries. In the United States, Dunkin' has seen a steady revenue growth over the last few years. But in India? The chain is struggling there.

Dunkin' granted exclusive franchising right to Jubilant FoodWorks in 2012. In a statement to CNBC, Dunkin' Brands said it finds it important to include core Dunkin' products alongside more regional menu items to cater to local tastes.

As Dunkin' tried to get the formula right in India, it focused on products like burgers that strayed away from the doughnuts and coffee it's long been known for. Even in the U.S., the chain has played with its menu and is now rebranding itself as just Dunkin'.

Despite efforts to cater the menu to Indian tastebuds, the franchisee has now closed more than half of Dunkin' stores in less than two years.

Jubilant FoodWorks cited a lack of profitability and operational inefficiencies. Dunkin' did not comment on its store closures in India.
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