breeder's own pet food inc.

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Breeder’s Own Pet Foods, Inc. Case AnalysisEtienne MepriseBellevue UniversityMBA652: Marketing StrategyDr. Doug Brown12/3/2013Breeder’s Own Pet Foods, Inc. Case AnalysisCase RecapBreeder’s Own Pet Foods, Inc. sees a growth opportunity in the retail dog food market for its nutritionally balanced, high quality dog food brand Breeder’s Mix, which has been traditionally sold to the show dog kennel market. The dog food consists of 85% fresh meat and 15% high quality fortified cereal with no additives or preservatives (Kerin and Peterson, 2013). One of the challenges for Breeder’s Own is breaking into an already saturated market. However, based on recent interest from dog food owners in organic, all natural, preservative free dog foods,…show more content…
|Weaknesses: • Lack of availability in all stores • Lack of appeal to consumers due to thawing time / freezer space (convenience) • Lack of appeal to supermarkets due freezer location • Lack of brand equity in retail market • Premium price | Threats: • Store Location - Consumer must be educated to find product in different area of store • Saturated market – sales top 14 million in 2011. Dog food is also heavily advertised, so the challenge is to entice the consumer to buy Breeder’s Mix. • Competition - 5 major brand name dog food companies dominate market with 75% of US dog food sales • Challenge to get supermarkets to give up valuable freezer space for dog food |Evaluation of AlternativesBreeder’s Own Pet Foods product development strategy should be evaluated. Currently only 1 out of 10 dog owners regularly buy frozen or refrigerated dog food and ¾ of those surveyed expressed no interest in purchasing frozen dog food (Kerin and Peterson, 2013). This indicates that there is a limited market for dog owners who would be interested in a product such as Breeder’s Mix. Research does suggest however that frozen dog food dollar volume is increasing annually indicating there is a strong opportunity for Breeder’s Own to be the first to tap into the frozen dog food market in the Boston area. Breeder’s Own Dog Foods needs a strong marketing campaign to convince consumers their brand is superior to

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