Way to go, Ilford!
Perez should be forced to look at what Ilford is doing, look at their P&L statement, then taken out back and spanked.
Celebrated the good news with a purchase of 4 boxes of 8x10 FP4. Just trying to do my part.
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I predict ilford will end up buying Kodak for its color division, and discontinue all lines except tri-x and ektar and rebrand them as ilf-x and ektil-CN ;) MAYBE portril.. %-0
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I just got a box with several different 120 Ilford films in the mail - they're my go-to supplier for b&w because I could rely on them in the past, can rely on them now and will rely on them in the future. They've had their difficulties in the past, took the necessary actions - now see how well it turned out.
I actually sent them an email yesterday too, congatulating and thanking them for their commitment.
If you ask the question about companies like Eastman Kodak not making it in today's market you'll get between 1 and 100 answers as to why. My answer is upper managements vision of the future. No vision - no future! Simple as that. Others will say it's profit margins. Some companies are not happy making a small profit and drop products simply because there isn't enough profit. Greed also fits into that profit thing to a large extent. I'm going to miss the yellow Gods products, but I don't feel the least bit sorry for them. I do feel sorry for all the hard working employees that got the shaft, but not Kodak as a company. Long live Ilford! This is all just an opinion of course, but one that is based on some real life facts.
Even as we speak Simon Galley and his war room staff( It's a bit like the war room in Dr Strangelove - I know as I have been to Mobberley) are sticking Union Jack flags in all the states where he has conquered the market and a very big union Jack Flag is in his hand which is poised over Rochester and I don't mean the small town in the English county of Kent :D
Sounds far fetched but both Romney and Obama are in daily contact with him. Despite Ilford's open communication policy, he can't tell you this as he has been sworn to secrecy for the time being but I am under not such constraint from the CIA. It doesn't even know of me. Well, not until now
This message sent from a safe house known only to the wife:D
I honestly do not see any point in Ilford getting their hands into color anything. They have success with what they're doing so why fix something that isn't broken. One of the problems of Kodak was having too many pots on the stove. KISS has worked so well for ilford (we all know it's not all that simple...) and congrats for proving everyone wrong by doing things your way! Love you guys and keep it up!