Monday, February 16, 2009 | Author: Going Local
احنا عملنا إستطلاع رأي صغير كدة على الفيس بك جروب عن رأي الناس في منتجات سيكم ، و دي كانت النتيجة

من بين 9 ردوا علينا ، إجماع تام على إن المنتجات هايلة.

كان بس فيه بعض التحفظات أو الملاحظات
1- النكهة محتاجة تبقى أقوى من كدة
2- يا ريت لو يقدروا يراجعوا أسعارهم شوية

دة كان رأيكوا إنتوا

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Author: Juka
Those of you who know me know that I've been down with the flu for the past 10 days. During that time my lovely mom has been serving me the widest and most delicious variety of herbal teas. Inquisitive, I asked if they were of the local variety or some fancy imported label. I was told they were a Sekem production.



The name Sekem may not ring bells with you, but I'm sure you all remember the "Organic" campaign spearheaded by their brand name "Isis". I got online and did a little research. It turns out they have quite the extensive product offering; including teas, coffees, juices, oriental drinks, herbs and spices, whole grain, honey, dried fruit, oils and a variety of other agri-products.



Sekem is the brainchild of Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish, who founded the farm and the company in 1977 to realise the vision of sustainable human development. Now this is an Egyptian farm in Belbeis who's owner has made the consious decision to grow all his produce organically. Moreover had the vision to invest in agri-business and make use of that produce using simple processing techniques and well thought out packaging. He has managed to make his products highly accessible to all of us and at a quality comparable to that of the imported labels.

Going Local Rating:
Packaging: 9/10
Flavour: 10/10
Variety: 10/10
Pricing: 9/10

Overall rating: Thumbs up from us!
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Sunday, February 08, 2009 | Author: Going Local
من نحن ؟
نحن مجموعة من شباب و شابات مصر.

ما هو الهدف من هذه المبادرة ؟
هي دعوة بسيطة لدعم المنتجات و الخدمات المحلية ، بغية الوصول إلى:
1- المساهمة في تحسين جودة المنتج المحلي
2- محاكاة جمعيات حماية حقوق المستهلك
3- محاولة تسليط الضوء علىفرص إستثمارية للشباب أو رجال الأعمال ،في قطاعات لا يوجد بها منتج محلي جيد.

السؤال الأشهر : لماذا أشتري منتج محلي ذو جودة أقل و في أغلب الأحوال ذو سعر أغلى ؟
لا تشتري ، نحن لا نريد مساندة من لا يهتم بجودة منتجه. بل نريد دفعهم نحو التطوير.

ما هو دورك ؟
تجربة منتج محلي كلما استطعت ، راسلنا و أعلمنا بتجربتك لكي ننشرها.

ما هي المنتجات التي نعتبرها محلية ؟
لقد قمنا بتقسيم المنتجات من الأكثر إلى الأقل مصرية:
1- منتج مصنع بالكامل محليا يحمل علامة تجارية محلية
2- منتجات مجمعة محليا تحمل علامة تحارية محلية، مثل أجهزة الكمبيوتر
3- منتج مصنع محليا لصالح علامة تجارية غير مصرية
4- منتجات مجمعة محليا لصالح علامات تجارية غير مصرية

buyegypt@gmail.com تواصلوا معنا عن طريق البريد الإليكتروني الخلص بنا
أرسلوا لنا تجاربكم ، مقترحاتكم ، شكواكم ومساهماتكم

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FAQ
Monday, February 02, 2009 | Author: Going Local
Q: Who are we?
A: A bunch of young Egyptian citizens with no political agenda who want Egyptian products to go global.

Q: What is the aim of this initiative?
A: It is an invitation to support Egyptian goods and services. This initiative has three main aims:
1) To promote the quality Egyptian brands and goods out there; encourage them to expand their market base and assist them to overcome being over-shadowed by the more prominent international brands.
2) To emulate a citizen driven consumer protection agency; make sure your voices are heard and your complaints reach the Egyptian manufacturers.
3) To identify profitable investment opportunities for young Egyptian investors; directing them to products and services not provided locally.

Q: Why should I buy the bad quality Egyptian product, which by the way is over-priced most of the time?
A: You shouldn't! That's not the objective of this initiative. We don't believe in commending that kind of behaviour on the part of incompetent inefficient producers. Our aim is to promote the hidden stars and to push the average products into improving. We are demanding higher quality, better packaging and more competitive pricing.

Q: What do you want me to do?
A: Try a new Egyptian product or service every day. Write in, let us know what you thought. Keep using the ones that you consider good value for money and dump the rest. Just let us know, so more of us can use the good ones and we can veer away from potential traps.

Q: What qualifies as local?
A: For our purpose there are different levels of local; we've listed them here sorted from most local to least local in our opinion:
1) Locally manufactured goods for a local brand.
2) Locally assembled good under a local brand. (PCs and technology products usually).
3) Locally manufactured goods for a global brand. (A product that says Made In Egypt).
4) Locally assembled products for international brands. (This being as loose a definition as we are willing to go).

Q: How can I reach you?
A: E-mail us at buyegypt@gmail.com; drop us a comment on the blog or the facebook group. Send us photos of the products you like, product reviews, complaints, comments, or whatever else you'd like to throw our way.

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Monday, February 02, 2009 | Author: Belya
هو في حاجة واحدة بس أنا عايز الناس تبقى عارفاها مش معنى إني هشتري منتج مصري إني هارمي فلوسي في الأرض. لأ خالص
إحنا مش هانشتري غير المنتج اللي فعلا يستاهل إنه يدفع فيه فلوس ، و بكده إحنا بنشجع الحاجة الكويسة ، و اللي مش قد كدة بنوريله إنه لو إتحسن هنشتريه.
في الآخر أنا مستهلك و مش هاضيع فلوسي على حاجة ماتستاهلش
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Sunday, February 01, 2009 | Author: Going Local
Every other day my phone goes off and it’s an SMS to the effect of “Boycott Danish goods” or "Show solidarity to Palestine, boycott US products”. This has held true for Dutch products and of course products coming from the occupied territories. Now I’m all for it. I’m sure the 3 mobile operators are making a killing. Yet that’s not my concern. EU manufacturers have started to label goods as “Made in the EU”, them Europeans stick together and I applaud that, 3o2balna ya 3arab. So now your options are, being a devout concerned Arab citizen and all, is to boycott all US and EU products. So basically your options currently is to buy Asian.

I have a different proposition for you. Lets buy Egypt! Lets buy Arab products. Even better lets produce Arab products. Walk into your local supermarket and tally up what percentage of the products you’ve bought were manufactured locally. Then think to your purchase decision mechanism, did you automatically dismiss the local substitute for the global brand?I know it’s a lot to ask, and that yes you’ll miss your gourmet coffees, teas and meals. Yet for a change. Lets be proactive. Lets BUY EGYPT!
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