On our labels we've always said to people that if they're passing Fruit Towers and they fancy popping in, they should. If you think about it, it makes sense - we get to meet the people who make our business possible, and they come of their own accord (they're not herded in like some weird market research session). We get to say thanks and maybe we get to find out what they like and what they don't like, about our drinks and the wider world. So we get the chance to make our drinks even better, according to what these innocent drinkers tell us. We've been used to this happening in London for a while but it's new to the people in our Amsterdam office. Yesterday they got their first ever international visitors. As Niels (our creative bod in Amsterdam) says:
"Nicolas and Marco came all the way from Cologne to take a look at our office. They love our smoothies and drove 260 kilometers just to come and see us. Now, that is pretty cool if you ask me. So of course we gave them some smoothies and talked about Germany, the World Cup and why our smoothies are not being sold in Germany yet. And after some hugs from me and kisses from Marijntje off they went again, back to smoothieless Germany."
Brilliant. So, Nicolas and Marco (above, modelling innocent t-shirts and identical trousers), if you're reading, thanks for stopping by and having a chat.