Three greatest business rivalries

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The 3 Greatest Business Rivalries
The 3 Greatest Business Rivalries


Rivalry in business is one of the factors that really keeps companies alert.

Whether it means 'keeping up with Joneses' or making sure you've got the inside track on what your rival is about to do next, rivalry can be very important in the business industry.

But which companies are really going head to head these days? It's not just the tech industry, retail, food and drink and fashion are all in high competition.

Find out here which companies The List TV think are really going at loggerheads.


Three greatest business rivalries
Three greatest business rivalries



McDonald's vs. Burger King

The rivalry between these two fast-food chains once got so overheated that McDonald's was forced to part ways with its ketchup. McDonald's stopped using Heinz brand ketchup, a long business relationship, just because a Burger King exec went over to Heinz. Burger King tried to set aside their differences by proposing a day of peace. The chain came up with the idea of the McWhopper, a hybrid burger taking the best of both chains' iconic recipes, combining them into one and selling them for one day only with all proceeds going to charity. Sounds like a good idea? McDonald's didn't think so. They said: "We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference."


Three greatest business rivalries
Three greatest business rivalries



Dunkin' Donuts vs. Starbucks Coffee

When it comes to coffee, this is a classic east meets west brand and marketing rivalry. Dunkin' Donuts is the brightly coloured coffee chain where anyone can go, Starbucks is a little more upscale and upmarket with its special coffee names. So, Dunkin' Donuts roasted them with a controversial ad, making fun of the pretentious coffee names at Starbucks. Meanwhile Starbucks used their little sister, Seattle's Best Coffee, for their comeback.


Three greatest business rivalries
Three greatest business rivalries



Apple vs. Microsoft

This has got to be one of the longest running and best known rivalries in the business world. There's nothing like biting the hand that fed you - in the 1990s Bill Gates actually loaned money to Apple to keep the company afloat and now Microsoft is playing hard ball, using Apple products as a direct comparison in some of their ads.




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