Quote Originally Posted by momonga
Actually, I've wondered for years how Fuji could continue to market much of this stuff.
Hegemony and subsidies, perhaps? Fuji has a chain of network all over the country and seems to have the strong government support to block certain imports. If you see the competitiveness in prices and quality, Kodak has been the competitor for films and chemicals, and Ilford is for papers.

However, the problem is that too many "moms-and-pops" local photo stores are disappearing, leading pros and photo students moving to digital products, and the hospitals and others in the medical fields... I don't know what they are doing, but I doubt if they have to keep relying on the same old film technology any more.

This is my pure instinct, nothing scientific, but don't you so to some extent?