stores counted on soft drinks to generate consumer traffic, so they needed Coke and Pepsi products. But due
Consequently, this company can expand the fruit nectar production line to attract new consumers. The down-side to utilizing this structure is that the price at retail will be significantly higher than the other modes of distribution. However, since the target consumer is not sensitive to price and have high disposable incomes, this should not pose a systemic problem for this firm.
The case focuses on Kellogg’s Special K brand and considers how the marketing of this has changed over time. Marketing is not static – it must be developed as market conditions and customer expectations change.
The learning team has decided to develop a product launch plan for the Apocalypse Now bar and Agent Orange mixed drink, with accompanying apparel, in both the Korean and Philippines markets. This product launch plan will address the product description, product positioning, targeting, market needs, market growth potential, a complete SWOT analysis, coverage of the competition, marketing strategy, pricing plan, marketing communications plan, distribution strategy, and a review of all the marketing research conducted. The product launch plan starts with a product description.
Hawaiian Punch is the top-selling fruit punch drink in the United States, contributing to the ninety-nine percent brand awareness among U.S. consumers. The product line in 2004 consisted of eleven flavors, with the original Fruit Juicy Red flavor being the most popular brand with a wide margin. A Hawaiian Punch light version of Fruit Juicy Red was recently introduced with sixty percent less sugar. At first, the traditional focus of Hawaiian Punch was centered towards children; however, the company now wants to refocus its positioning statement. Another brand consideration is the innovation of a new flavor into both finished goods and direct store delivery networks. The third concern is to address allowances relative to innovation in Hawaiian Punch finished goods and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) networks and to media advertising. Give the previous considerations; we have developed new marketing proposals for future marketing decisions.
In the following analysis, we will first identify the key issues that Sunshine needs to tackle. We will then evaluate the current market conditions of the manufactured juice industry, Sunshine, and its competitors. To find a suitable market match for Sunshine, we will look into the behavior and characteristics of orange juice consumers. Afterwards, we
1. Based on your assessment of the soft drink industry, the orange-flavored category, and the competitive situation of Cadbury Beverages and orange Crush, what is your recommendation for positioning orange Crush? Be sure to base your recommendation on facts and issues raised in the case.
As marketing manager of the RBG business, Ivan Guillen must propose a solution to repair Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods (RGB)’s business performance. Since the refrigerated-cookie product line consisted of 62% of RBG’s unit sales and over 75% of the company’s profits, Guillen found it appropriate to alter this segment in the market. Proposing this idea to GMCC would require Guillen to consider all the challenges he faces. Guillen will have to discover a strategy to increase household penetration since it has fallen to 24% in the past few years. The lack in market penetration has
Innovation is important to both distribution channels, but more important to the finished goods model since the juice category has seen a decrease on both volume and market share. At the same time the carbonated soft drinks market has grown in both volume and market share. In order to increase the volume sold in the juice aisle a brand extension should be developed. By adding more SKU’s and promoting to the eight to twelve year old group, sales
Jamba Juice is a smoothie retailer in the United States in the restaurant industry. Jamba Juice offers 100% fruit smoothie and juice with healthy snacks. This paper will explain the strategic issues faced by Jamba Juice, and the strategy used to be successful. Jamba Juice has maintained financial discipline, cost management, and improvements that are the reason sales are increasing. Jamba Juice strives to follow their mission and vision statement, and markets aggressively. Over the next five years, the market for smoothies is expected to increase by 10-15%. (Brixler, Brian) Consumers are seeking healthier food and beverage options for a meal. Smoothies offer a healthy option instead of drinking soda.
Marketing executives at Cadbury Beverages, Inc. want to re-launch the following brands: Crush, Hires, and Sun-Drop soft drinks. However, Cadbury has seen several challenges arise in the eve of their next attempt to lead the market. Senior marketing executives decided to focus generally on the Crush brand of fruit flavored carbonated beverages. The key issues that were foreseen by Cadbury executives were the rejuvenation of the bottling network, figuring out brand equity, and develop new positioning. Lastly, there are numerous opportunities available for Crush to take advantage of that which
Given your assessment of the competitive situation, what are the pros and cons of (a) continuing the present market targeting and positioning strategy and (b) adopting the recommendation made by Foote, Cone & Belding? (make a comparison table of pros and cons for each approach).
In an industry dominated by two heavyweight contenders, Coke and Pepsi, in fact, between 1996 and 2004 per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) remained between 52 to 54 gallons per year. Consumption grew by an average of 3% per year over the next three decades. Fueling this growth were the increasing availability of CSD, the introduction of diet and flavored varieties, and brand extensions. There is couple of reasons why the industry is so profitable such as market share, availability and diversity and brand name and world class marketing.