IntroductionMy name is Kevin Chen and I am a senior consultant of the Boston Consulting firm. Per the request of the A/S Dansk Minox, a food products manufacturer, I am preparing this analysis to identify the existing problems within the business of A/S Dansk Minox and provide possible recommendations. As a consultant, I will present the analysis without bias and for the best benefits of A/S Dansk Minox. In the following analysis, I am going to answer the following question: Should A/S Dansk Minox bring the new product, complete meal, to the market?Company backgroundThis case is set in Denmark in 1967 when the "boom" in consumer food products was just beginning more working mothers, more disposable income, more choices in convenience food
Kudler Fine Foods evaluation and examination of the market trends in the industry in which operates presentation takes special interest in this paper. How market trends play a role in the market structure, effect of new companies entering the market, prices, and technology, productivity, cost structure, price elasticity of demand, competitors, supply, and demand analysis, and effect of government regulations will show in following parts of this presentation.
Low calorie Microwavable Food Company should consider the following pricing strategies to reduce price elasticity to achieve maximum profits.
To prioritize the strategic options, Ice Fili should first consider two dimensions of growth options. If neither domestic nor the global markets have attractive revenue potentials and high feasibility of materializing those potentials, Ice Fili cannot but focus on defending and increasing its market share within the current market landscape. However, even with 10% share, Ice Fili’s annual net income will not exceed $5M. On the other hand, if Ice Fili successfully reduces seasonality and increases per capita consumption to 6.5kg, about half of the U.S. consumption, the market size almost doubles. Furthermore, with the first-mover’s advantages, Ice Fili will be able to take most of the supermarket shares. Of course, increasing the ice cream demand will require marketing investments. Assuming that the annual marketing cost increases up to 6% of revenue and one time investment of $5M to launch new products incurs while its market
has pulled their weight and maintained their position on top. Established in 1937; Ice-Fili has survived the change in government, financial hard times, and the ever growing competition from international companies. However, given these events their market share, which was once dominated by Ice-Fili, has been significantly reduced. In fact the Harvard Business School’s 2005 revision of the Ice-Fili case study states that in just a few years the market share decreased by a half billion dollars. This downfall has posed the CEO of Ice-Fili, Anatoliy Shamanov, with many questions. Included amongst
Whole Foods as a company in general does not compete on low prices. It prices the products based on the value its customers have for the products. Whole Foods as a company was established in 1984. Given the fact that firm’s profit is high enough for it to stay in business, an objective now is to increase sales revenue which will in turn lead to increases in market share and profit. Currently Whole Foods is trying to expand its market share in Europe (London) and Canada. Another important objective of the company is social responsibility. Whole Foods recognizes its obligation to customers and society in general, so it sells organic and environmentally friendly products accompanied with high quality services. In terms of types of competitive market, Whole Foods can be described as monopolistic competition. There is some extent of price competition and much extent of advertising with the purpose to differentiate company’s products from other big and small retailers. Company’s overall pricing strategy can be described as above-market pricing. The store deliberately set premium prices for its products, especially when it comes to organically grown fruits and vegetables,
High levels of competition are increasable augmenting in the foodservice market. I order for General Mills to survive that intensive competition; the company would need to invest funds in Research and Development department (R&D). The R&D team, will periodically scan the environment to capture new trends and preferences in food products, investigate what the competition is doing, find new market segments, and develop easy, cheaper, and simple ways to manufacture new and existing products. This project will take a year to develop with quarterly investment of funds.
The food industry is one of the oldest around the world. The industry features many players that compete for the available opportunities in various ways. Whole Foods is one of the biggest players in the US food industry and boasts of a number of strategies that have contributed significantly to the high revenues it generates. Despite this, the company faces strong competition from other players. This influences need for the adoption of strategies that will enable it operate effectively and stay on top of the competition. The essay seeks to evaluate Whole Foods’ operations and establish the factors that may affect its business processes in the future.
This is slightly mitigated that in the health foods category, people buy organic and healthy foods in general so having competitors does not mean that consumers will only buy from one brand but rather they will purchase a wide variety of goods making the dilution of market share less impactful on the company. However, the company still needs to continue to expand its product line and brand in this competitive environment to promote growth. Increasingly now and during the time of their re-entry into the CPG market there are more organic options and meals for children available that are, although at a higher price point, still an option for under-served communities who will pay a premium to obtain healthy foods for their families and children. Although Revolution Foods may have been a first mover in its category, which has its advantages, the growing competition is a reality. In 2007 when the company first tried to enter the CPG market, there was not a huge proliferation of children targeted brands. This is no longer the case and the company needs to re-think its positioning and possibly its long term mission as there are now a lot more healthy food brands targeted at children. In addition, the cost of food products can alter the cost at which the meals are sold at which will affect their brand positioning as an affordable and healthy option, but since competitors are priced higher, there is proof that this kind of meal kit is associated with a premium that is reasonable for what the consumer is getting. With more competitors charging premiums it is easier for the company to do the same without incurring losses due to having a higher price
The projected volume increase of 4% is viewed as an ambitious goal in light of the following factors: a) an increasing competitive environment with Energade facing two major competitors (namely Tummylicious, the entry from Good Foods, which has superior dissolving and taste characteristics vis-à-vis Energade, and Tastytime, which has more than doubled its share of market in 2000); b) the expected heavy media support for Tummylicious and other competitive brands resulting in Energade no longer dominating advertising spending (Energade share declining from 65% in 2001 to 42% in 2002 declining to an estimated 35% in 2003); and c) uncertainty as to the precise volume impact of the price increase to $.59 for Energade, which is heavily reliant on
The company’s value proposition or long term vision for the company remained constant from the start up of the company to the initial entry into the CPG market to the expansion of the school meals to the re-entry into the CPG market despite the challenges the company faced along the way. As the company expands its product lines and grows in the school meals business and the CPG market in grocery stores, as long as the brand continues to provide high quality and affordable healthy foods meal and snack to under-served communities and can mitigate against competition, rising costs and deviating from their target families, the company can retain and build a strong value proposition that reflects their long term vision. It may be that by expanding and growth that some avenues the company takes may deviate from the vision but there are many options for the company that can address under-served community needs for healthy options further than just family meals and snacks to areas like meals that address dietary restrictions and the medical restrictions that elderly people have that can be filled by the company and that will add the vision of a trusted, healthy, affordable meal option for every member of the family. This can be further achieved by investing in shared value creation that benefits all parties involved in activities like catering and event hosting and establishing urban farms. These new channels build the brand and are aligned with the long-term vision while as the same time creating economic and social value for the many communities in which the company operates. Furthermore, all these recommendations that were further described in analysis are built on the foundation that the company has built since its conception and further
Frozen food division (FFD) is the key contributor to Giant Consumer Product 's (GCP) profits which have successfully grown over the past 30 years. The company has two main products lines, Italian frozen dinner “ DinardoTM”, and organic frozen foods “Natural mealsTM ”. However, recently FFD has encountered a shortfall in sales volume and
As we examine the market for low- calorie frozen microwavable foods today, the competitors in the market are Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice. This paper will discuss another competitor in the market that is competing for the number one spot. In this market we are considering an imperfect competitive market. First, I will outline a plan that will assess the effectiveness of the market structure for the company’s operations. Next, I will determine two factors that changed the market structure from perfect to imperfect competition. Then, I will analyze the major short run and long run cost functions for this company given certain cost functions. I will analyze substantive ways in which the company can use that information to make decisions
In these straitened economic times, frozen food is a sector that is growing as consumers recognise two main factors. Firstly it offers value for money, and secondly it helps to reduce food waste. The UK frozen food market is worth around £5.1 billion a year and accounts for 8% of the UK Grocery Industry (Kantar Worldpanel, 2010). Although in 2010 the market remained flat, it has shown 11.3% value growth between 2007-2010, with indication that the market will continue to grow this year.