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Marketing Research Amy Timpanaro MKT/421 October 28, 2013 Raj Bose Marketing Research Marketing research is an essential component for an organization to achieve success. A marketing strategy along with its components is what persuades consumers to buy a particular product or service. This paper will illustrate the areas where additional market research in needed for Kudler Fine Foods (Kudler) and analyze the importance of competitive intelligence, and analysis regarding the development of Kudler’s marketing strategy and tactics. Importance of Marketing Research “Kudler Fine Foods is a local upscale specialty food store located in the San Diego metropolitan area” (Kudler Fine Foods, 2011) that needs to enhance its marketing…show more content…
Each organization is in the grocery store industry, but the target is in slightly different markets. Consumers are more mindful of how their dollar is spent, and want to obtain the best bank for their buck. With general grocery stores located in La Jolla surrounding Kudler, Kudler must find innovative ways to compete and get customers into its stores. Marketing research for competitive intelligence is importance because the local grocery stores offer differentiated options to reach new customers. For example, generic stores are beginning to offer natural and organic foods, buyer programs, cooking demonstrations and slashed prices just as Kudler does and for a fraction of the cost. One can compare this to Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks; some folks want the experience and that is what Kudler must do; make it an experience for the consumer and potentially bring in products they do not current stock such as beauty products, vitamins and supplements, or other common grocery store items. Based on the results of Kudler’s marketing research, making it possible to offer similar options, in addition, its existing growth strategy may prove to become a profitable path for Kudler to take. On the other hand, the research could find that

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