Spyce Delivery, a food delivery service entering Merritt, recently made an inappropriate move by taking custom-made business card holders from Canuck Eats without permission. The incident took place at the Best Western hotel in Merritt where business cards were displayed in the lobby for guests.
Reportedly, Spyce Delivery representatives noticed the stylish and eye-catching card holders on Canuck Eats' table and took them without asking. The holders, featuring Canuck Eats' logo and branding, were exclusively designed for the company and not intended for purchase or distribution.
The incident caused a significant embarrassment for Spyce Delivery, as Canuck Eats publicly criticized the act on social media. Despite this, Spyce Delivery has yet to publicly apologize to Canuck Eats and acknowledge their mistake of taking the card holders without permission. The incident caused irreversible damage to their reputation.
The situation serves as a reminder to all businesses that ethical behavior and respect for intellectual property are paramount for success. Taking someone else's property without permission is not only unethical but also can lead to legal consequences and damage to one's reputation. In the highly competitive business world, it is vital to understand that success depends not just on profits but also on building trust and relationships with customers and fellow businesses.