Marble Slab Creamery case write-up What is the marketing challenge faced by Penny Thomas? I think the biggest faced challenge by Penny is defining her target customers as most of her business decisions depend on it. This information will give her the ability to provide good service and help her build better
Case Study: Yorktown Technologies 10/1/2014 Executive Summary The Problem I have been asked to evaluate the marketing strategy for Yorktown Technologies.Specifically, what strategy they should use to become more successful by reaching their full potential and operating at an increased profit. Yorktown Technologies, in the beginning, had projected sales of $4,000,000. Unfortunately, with the absence distribution strategies and a marketing strategic plan, they only made a profit of $500,000. Expenses during the first years were $620,000 producing a loss of more than $120,000. Yorktown Technologies needed to focus on a new successful marketing strategy that will help the company reach its revenue goal.
PepsiCo’s Restaurants Definition of Problem Senior Management of PepsiCo is evaluating the potential acquisition of two companies – Carts of Colorado and California Pizza Kitchen – in order to expand the company’s restaurant business. If indeed PepsiCo decides to pursue the acquisition of one or both, they must decide how to align each of these business units in its historically decentralized management approach and how to forge relationships between the acquired business units and existing business units. In their evaluation, Senior Management is faced with the question of whether the necessary capital investment in order to purchase one or both of the businesses can be profitable for each of the acquired business units, but must
Performance and Analysis of Strategic Factors Typically, our firms performance objectives was to be sustainable and profitable as a business while at the same time achieving customer satisfaction for our main consumer segments; singles, family, and enterprisers and value seekers. Our generic marketing strategy was focused around a balance of cost leadership, and product differentiation. Cost leadership was employed strategically for our economy and family car, executed with emphasis on efficiency and safety. In period one, our firm was positioned positively and strong; sales were at a profitable level of $20,516.
Problem Statement Before spending an additional $3,000 on an advertising campaign Marilyn Lysohir needs to strategically consider how to reach her goal of becoming a profitable company by analyzing consumer perceptions, pricing strategies, identifying and gaining access to effective distribution channels and efficient use of its Web site.
5.1: Marketing 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.
Phong Trinh IBM 421 Professor Assumma June 11, 2015 Kingsford Charcoal Case Study Analysis Executive Summary In this case study, we will be analyzing the current position of how well Kingsford is within the marketplace and determine which of the issues are plausible causes in its drop in revenue. We will be creating a comprehensive strategy as well as a marketing plan to evaluate and adjust the matter at hand. First we will begin with identifying the issues and implementing a method to reemphasize the importance of marketing in the business. The goal is to create a marketing plan that will add value to Kingsford’s market share, sales, and profitability.
Mariotti & Glackin (2013) provide that development of marketing strategy and competitive advantage is from the "Four P's". The "Four P's" include product, price, promotion, and place. This paper further outlines each of the "Four P's". Mariotti& Glackin (2013) recommend continually referring to the mission statement and vision statement while developing the marketing strategy. This reference helps to build the marketing strategy and form the core competency for the business. The first part of the business plan, the mission and vision statements, are stated below:
I prepared an analysis of several marketing strategies that can be used by executives at A.1. Steak Sauce. This case analysis will provide a summary of A.1.
(a). SWOT Analysis (b). Porter’s Five Forces (c). PESTLE Analysis 3.1 SWOT ANALYSIS In this technique, internal strengths and weaknesses of a company and external opportunities and threats faced by it are closely examined to chart a marketing strategy for the future (Forsyth, 2010, pp. 102-106). Major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Starbucks are analyzed below.
Tasting Freeze is the local ice-cream store in Edgeley, North Dakota. I think this business has a marketing plan because it is a seasonal store. They only open in summer, they know that there is no one going to have ice-cream in winter. I think to know what are the
Case Summary Canadian based company, Saralyn Mills, is in need of a new marketing strategy to repair the current shortage of sales in Quebec, Canada. According to the case study, the Quebec and Ontario markets account for 69 percent of the company’s sales in Canada. Currently, Saralyn Mills does not have an effective strategy in place for the market of Quebec. The company’s current goal is to implement a global standardization strategy, which is focused on keeping a set marketing strategy the same for every location. It is up to the marketing manager, Nicole Vichon, to come up with a new and separate marketing plan for Quebec. Even though this would be a major policy change from the current global strategy of Saralyn Mills, case facts prove it could be very effective.
Strategic Analysis of Ice-Fili Executive Summary We at Temple Consulting have completed an analysis of Ice-Fili’s current corporate standing using data collected over the past several years. Using tools such as Porter’s Approach and SWOT we have analyzed the internal and external environments and have recommended several strategic plans of action. Current areas for improvement such as marketing initiatives and re-evaluation of distribution channels will increase sales and profitability almost instantly. Long term plans such as lobbying against luxury tax on ice cream, partnerships with franchise vendors, and bringing new products to the market, performing an IPO, and planning more global efforts will help keep Ice-Fili rooted as the
1.0 Introduction In 1934, Tom Carvel founded Carvel Corporation. It had one of the oldest and most endearing histories of all the ice cream companies in the U.S. Mr. Carvel used a combination of fresh ice cream and innovative products and manufacturing techniques to establish himself as the local, family-orientated ice cream parlor in the New York City area. In 1947, Mr. Carvel franchised his first store and proceeded to become one of the pioneers in fast food franchising. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, the gravely-voiced Mr. Carvel used his folksy and savvy style to dominate the greater New York area. By standardizing procedures and providing franchisees with exclusive product designs and marketing material, Mr. Carvel expanded all along
McDonald's Corporation Comprehensive Case Analysis Introduction About everyone at some age, at some point or another, and in some country has gotten a sample of American's symbol for fast food through the golden arches of McDonald's. This report will attempt to analyze the external and internal sectors that affect the company's success.