It is disussed with the help of the ARTES & LUNITA label, that we should spend some work in banana companies and their brand structures.
In this example Leonid describes:
- The company "SoyuzProdContract, SPC" from Russia has got a brand ARTES"
- The company "Port Internation GmbH" from Germany has got the brands FAIR NANDO, Golden B, Golden BIO and LUNITA
And we are sure, there are many other examples (Chiquita, Dole, ...). This is quite a new focus in collecting banana labels. We know that there are brands and that they are related, but we did not spend much work in gathering all the information about companies, where they are located and their brands. Did someone know that LUNITA are the premium bananas of the same company that also uses FAIR NANDO for fair trade bananas?
Leonid is right, the current solution "CATALOG ENTRY" is too weak. Before we start to solve the question, how we technically implement this stuctures and relations in this catalog, I like to begin, what do you think about this enhancement and would you help in getting it almost complete?
A.) From my point of view, this does belong to our hobby in collecting banana labels. We should know who is behind the labels and how the brands are related. However this is a lot of work having now about 4000 brands in the catalog. It means a lot, lot, lot of research in the internet otherwise we have only a small flick carpet.
B.) I've got feedback from some collectors in UK, EC and CR that the current structure of this huge catalog is not easy to understand and to use. So when we add further information to maintain, than we have the risc that less collectors have fun in adding informations to the catalog. The company & brand discussion must lead in a simple solution.
To be honest, I have enought to do in collecting banana labels, adding new banana labels to this catalog and do some quality control. For me it is enough in adding a discription (text) to a catalog entry when I found some background information about a company or brand. I need not to be an expert about companies in the banana biz.
But I would be happy if someone is an expert of the companies and we have the information in the catalog. I would really love, when more collectors add what they know about the labels to this catalog! I enjoy the work of Leonid and like to read his results. Please, coud I have your feedback? What do you think about to enhance the catalog with company and brand information? Would you support the idea active?
I will help in building up a trechnical solution to store the information about companies, brands and their relation, but it must be someone responsible to get the content.