Marketing Plan for Sierra Nevada Brewery

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Marketing Plan for Sierra Nevada Brewery MKG310-Introduction to Marketing Portfolio Project Colorado State University-Global Campus Professor CherylAnn Farrell July 15, 2013 Executive Summary The purpose of this document is to create a marketing plan for Sierra Nevada Brewery (SNB); specifically, developing a plan to expand the product line depth by launching a new product variation that incorporates Sierra Nevada’s traditional ale, with the flavor of blackberry. First, objectives are clearly established, followed by a situational analysis using a SWOT protocol. A market analysis is performed based upon the STP procedure, which directly leads to the marketing strategy. Financial projections are provided,…show more content…
“The investment in the science of brewing made Sierra Nevada widely regarded as one of the most sophisticated research and quality focused breweries in the world” (Sierra Nevada, 2013, para. 23). Additionally, SNB prides itself as being a progressive-green and socially responsible company; the nation’s largest private solar array provides 1.5 megawatts of electricity, while the on-site auditorium houses community events. Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats On-site R&D #2 craft brewery Expand to the East coast where SNB has a small presence. Intense competition from other craft breweries Strong brand name Small company; limited resources for promotions and advertising Enhance supply chain management Anti-drinking campaigns Green and socially responsible; sustainability One manufacturing location Growing preference of consumers for higher quality craft beers and flavored ales. Health concerns of consumers about beer consumption One key element that adds value to SNB is Ken Grossman’s continuous concern for the environment and the community: Their installation of four 250-watt co-generation fuel cells earned them a visit from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. They have long had the first largest private installation of solar panels in the nation. They engage in heat recovery, CO2 recovery, water recycling, bought their own cows to eat their spent grains, and they don’t believe in buying carbon offsets.

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