Marketing plays the most important role for the success of a business. In this chapter, the business’ marketing objectives are laid out together with the plans or actions that will be needed to achieve these objectives. Furthermore, this chapter includes the profile of the respondents which aided the researchers to create this part of the feasibility study.
A. Target Market
One of the most important in coming up in the marketing plan is identifying your potential customers or your target market. With this, the researchers can implement and come up with the strategies suited with the identified target market. Target market or customers are those who are likely to buy your product.
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To boost their energy and they believe that chocolate is a source of happiness
Table 7: Shelf Life of a Chocolate Truffle
Opened/ Unopened Pantry Refrigerator Freezer
Chocolates lasts for 2-3 days 1 week 2-3 weeks
Though a shelf life of a chocolate truffle actually depends on its ingredients, BonBonHolic’s product is made up of a ganache but boiled to remove the water for a longer shelf life. And for sure, people could not resist the chocolate indulgence which may make them eat it all.
Question No. 4: Are you willing to spend P50- P100 per box for chocolate?
Table 8: Frequency Distribution on Respondents’ Willingness to spend P50-100 for a box of chocolate truffle
Yes 243 81%
No 57 19%
TOTAL 300 100% The above data shows that majority or 81% of the respondents are willing to spend Php50-100 per box for chocolate since it is more affordable unlike other chocolate truffle brand while the remaining 19% of the respondents said that they are not willing to spend such since it is not practical and they would rather wait for a gift to be received.
This data provided the researcher an idea about how much BonBonHolic can sell its chocolate truffle considering its cost.
The table on the next page shows how BonBonHolic came up with P50 product price for its chocolate
Chocolate was previously considered a “delectable symbol of luxury, wealth, and power” (Klein) in the 1500s. Using modern technology, it is now easily produced. While
At Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Jim Harris was the COO (chief operation officer) and was with the company for about 18 months and was observing the increased demand for their chocolate. “America’s finest dark chocolate” company wanted to increase production by equipping factories with new machineries and equipment but did not want any difference in the taste of the chocolates they produced. As the company totally agrees on not compromising the taste of chocolates and increase the production in order to meet the rising demand for their chocolates they should probably get into customizing chocolates blend for the mass-market retailer in order to grab huge market share, increase accessibility of the chocolate to customers and provide variety of choice to the customers by maintaining the taste they are known for. As the demand is increasing from 50%, 100%, to 150% by the start of 2006, Harris has to make a significant decision in order to invest Scharffen’s capital budget in expansion of the Company. Harris is recommended to acquire the required machinery in order to fasten the production and increase the capacity of the plant and should be careful about the quantity to be produced as the acquiring of machinery will increase productivity multiple times but the initial demand for
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The following statistics stated in the case indicate that “23% of respondents would definitely buy the Montreaux dark chocolate with fruit product and 40% would probably buy the product.” These average ratings strongly suggest that this product should be introduced into the market very gradually. This strategy would enable the company to evaluate consumer buying patterns so that the company could determine future production levels and future marketing strategies that benefit both the company and the consumer. Financial information given in the case also indicates that the company needs to introduce this product very conservatively. Exhibit 1 informs that with 5.98 million total purchases, low awareness, low ACV and mediocre product, Montreaux would gross $17.44 million. Exhibit 2 shows that with medium awareness, medium ACV and an average product Montreaux would gross $25.1 million. These figures do not meet Montreaux’s objective of earning at least $30 million in its first year. Exhibit 3 shows a slightly improved situation: with high awareness, high ACV, and an excellent product, Montreaux would gross
Dream Chocolate (D.C.) is a small company trying to survive in an industry with many competitors. The competitive environment comes from some factors. Firstly, D.C. bars are sold in specialty markets, fine gift stores and also available online. However, the competitive companies can also provide various chocolate bars for customers with the low price on the Internet. Secondly, comparing to the big chocolate company like Mars, D.C. is a small company that has the lower brand reputation. Therefore, there may be not many people would trust their products.
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The social demand for chocolate varies for several reasons. One of which is a change in the level of the population. The population of the UK is aging, people are living longer and there are a lower percentage of children. This would indicate that although the population is increasing because of people living longer there are fewer children, which is the main consumer for the chocolate industry resulting in less demand for the product.
After a thorough analysis of Apollo Foods business situation, a decision plan regarding the launch of a new chocolate product for its new branch acquisition Montreaux Chocolate USA has become clear. This decision plan is based on the following key challenges and marketing issues that need to be addressed. These challenges and marketing issues can be best summed up by a decision on what brand the product will be home to, whom the product will be marketed to, the ingredients and formulation of the product, the packaging of the product, can the product perform well enough in a sales forecast plan to exceed a $30 million dollar hurdle rate, and finally to launch or to test market the product. After reviewing Apollo Food’s data, their market research findings, and sales forecasts. A decision plan that addresses all of the key issues and marketing points has been created and will be