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McDonald's is the world's leading food service retailer with more than 30,000 restaurants in 121 countries serving 46 million customers each day. It is one of the worlds most well-known and valuable brands and holds a leading share in the globally branded quick service restaurant segment of the informal eating-out market in virtually every country in which we do business. McDonald's Corporate used advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, public relations, and direct marketing to become America's leading Burger Empire. These five promotion tools are used in McDonald's integrated marketing communications program which allows McDonald's to carefully integrate and coordinate its many...
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IntroductionMcDonald's has a highly developed marketing mix that includes products, placement, prices, and promotion for many deferent market segments. The marketing team believes that there is an opportunity to gain more customers and gain more repeat business from customers in a demographic that includes 18 - 24 year-old consumers. This new marketing program features a rewards card that allows consumers to earn points and redeem them for rewards.McDonald's OverviewImage is important and having a good brand results in minimal efforts to successfully sell products. When it comes to the food service industry, McDonald's is the leading retailer with more than 30,000 local restaurants serving...
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Brief ContentsPart A(Using marketing mix assess the marketing effectives of McDonald's)*Introduction*Product*Place*Availability Location*Restaurant*Price*PromotionPart B(Adopt the marketing mix to improve the marketing of McDonald's)*ConclusionPart ARay Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, opened his first McDonald's restaurant in 1955 at Illinois USA. The first day's revenue of the restaurant is $366.12! Nowadays, McDonald's is the largest and best-known global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries serving 47 million customers each day. A new McDonald's restaurant opens every 13 hours. (www.mcdonalds.com). In addition, as McDonald's website states, "McDonald's...
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IntroductionThe core of this presentation is to discuss the theory of distribution strategy with the underlying real life examples of McDonald's fast-food restaurants in Australia. In other words, the aim is to discuss McDonald's distribution channel, the way this fast-food restaurant gets its products to the market. Nonetheless, this presentation will demonstrate that McDonald's distribution strategy is effective in many cultures. In the theory of marketing mix, place (distribution) determines where the product will be sold and how it will get there. In fact, McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer, with more than 30,000 local restaurants serving nearly 46 million people each...
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PROBLEM STATEMENT :In order for McDonald's to reach its goal of 'par excellence', it must use the full meaning and definition of marketing. Marketing is giving the target market what they want, when and where they want it, at a price they are willing to pay for it.REFLECTION / OPINIONFor McDonald's to achieve its 'par excellence', they must focus on the fact that there is an ever changing market and that the wants and needs of consumers are constantly changing. Since McDonald's has been around for forty-one years, it is safe to say that they are the father of the fast food industry and that they have set an example for others to follow.When Ray Kroc bought the first McDonald's in 1955, he...
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Introduction.The core of this presentation is to discuss the theory of distribution strategy with the underlying real life examples of McDonald's fast-food restaurants. The aim is to discuss McDonald's distribution channel and the way in which this fast-food restaurant chain gets its products to the market. In the theory of the Marketing Mix, place (distribution) determines where the product will be sold and how it will get there. In fact, as noted on www.mcdonalds.com, McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer, with more than 30,000 local restaurants serving nearly 46 million people each day in 121 different countries. Approximately 80 percent of all McDonald's restaurants...
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Even McDonald's, which has one of the most recognizable brands in the fast food industry, cannot satisfy every customer's need related to food. However, the company has a strong customer base that consists of different types of consumers. Needs are different for each of these consumers and McDonald's certainly realizes it cannot meet the needs of these various groups by marketing to them in the same way.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducted a dietary survey in the United States in the late ninety's regarding the consumption of fast food. Based on the sample population, the results had shown two pieces of information important to McDonald's management. First, the percentage of...
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Image is important and having a good brand results in minimal efforts to successfully sell products. When it comes to the food service industry, McDonald's is the leading retailer with more than 30,000 local restaurants serving nearly 50 million people in more than 119 countries every single day (McDonald's Corporation, 2007). Its brand is clearly recognized worldwide.In 1955, a man by the name of Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Then, in 1965, the company went public. In 1985 McDonald's became part of the 30 companies making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Due to its financial success, McDonald's has always repaid its shareholders. Since the...
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1.0 AbstractMc Donald's, the number one fast food chain in the world with over 30,000 restaurants in over 120 countries reported in January 2003 its first quarterly loss of $343.8m in more than 40 years of business. This report aims to investigate the reasons behind Mc Donald's poor performance by using marketing theory and analysis. Concluding with recommendations for improvement.2.0 Introduction2.1 BACKGROUND OF MC DONALDIn 1937 Richard and Maurice McDonald developed a simple food processing and assembly line at a small drive in restaurant. Noticing an opportunity, Ray Kroc negotiated a franchise deal and eventually bought the brothers out in 1967. McDonald's in now the largest and well...
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India Challenges for McDonald's in:Vegetarianism:The major issue was beef. Cow being sacred and worshipped, beef could not be served. Muslims did not eat pork. The challenge was to change the form of the worldwide popular Hamburger to make an entry into India. With 25-30% of the population being lacto vegetarian and a large majority eating meat, an alternative to beef and pork was necessary.The population of a billion was undoubtedly a promising opportunity for an international company. McDonald's accepted the challenge and created the Aloo - Tikki Burger known as McAloo TikkiTM especially for the Indian vegetarian customers. Aloo- Tikki was a potato patty with spices. It also made a chicken...
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Company OverviewMcDonald's has built itself into the number one food service retailer in the world with over 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries; it serves over 47 million customers daily. The company's mission is to leverage the unique talents, strengths, and assets of our diversity in order to be the world's best quick-service restaurant experience (McDonald's.com, 2004). Founded in 1937 by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, the company began as a simple food processing and assembly line at a small drive-in restaurant; business expanded slowly. Noticing an opportunity, salesman Ray Kroc negotiated a franchise deal and eventually bought the brothers out in 1967. The company has enjoyed...
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1BRIOHNY'S ASSIGNMENTEXECUTIVE SUMMARY"Macro environmental forces The larger societal forces that affect the wholemicro environment - demographic, economic, natural, technological, political andcultural forces."- Kotler et alMacro environmental forces need to be studied by organisations as they can bothprovide opportunities and pose threats.The fast-food industry is a consumer service; two organisations that operate in the fastfoodindustry are McDonald's and Hungry Jack's. McDonald's was chosen because itis the primary operator in this market and holds the greatest market share. HungryJack's was chosen because the product they offer is the most similar to McDonald's. Ithought it would be...
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Case Study:MacDonald'sIntroduction:For any business, becoming and staying the market leader is a huge task, even for household names such as McDonald's. Keeping ahead involves continuous hard work to enhance the reputation of the brand, together with product innovation based on detailed market research that indicates how to please customers.When the McDonald brothers, Dick and Mac opened their first restaurant in 1940 in San Bernardino, California, they could never have imagined the phenomenal growth that their company would enjoy. From extremely modest beginnings, they hit on a winning formula selling a high quality product cheaply and quickly. However, it was not until Ray Kroc, a Chicago...
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The Impact of Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers on the McDonaldization of America
The way that Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers does business and markets it's product to consumers is due to the change in our society to where the consumer wants the biggest, fastest, and best product they can get for their money. This change in society can be attributed to a process known as McDonaldization. Although McDonaldization can be applied to many other parts of our society, this paper will focus on its impact on Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. My belief is that the process of McDonaldization, where the ideology of McDonald's has come to dominate the world, has caused Wendy's Old Fashioned...
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IntroductionMany multinational fast food chains (MFFC) like McDonald's and KFC are opening outlets in India. A fascinating aspect of these companies is the intricate marketing process they employ to gain a stronghold on the market. The marketing process becomes even more involved due to the behaviour of Indian customer being different from that of the western countries, where these chains have typically been operating. Even with several outlets in various locations in India, the marketing process of a new outlet typically has to be thought from scratch due to the wide diversity across the country.Recently, McDonalds has decided to expand into Bangalore in a big way. Praveen Bose Bangalore...
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Segmentation Criteria and Target MarketMarket segmentation is important when an organization is deciding how to promote its product. There are various ways that a market can be segmented. Market segmentation identifies segments of the market that are uniquely different from one another and respond differently to different marketing mixes. Segmentation is different from targeting, selecting which segments to address, and positioning, designing a marketing mix for each segment (Market Segment, n.d.).Organizations divide a market into smaller segments of buyers with different needs and behaviors in order to reach larger markets more efficiently and effectively (Armstrong and Kotler, 2005). This...
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MarketingGroup # BSEB155Michael GriffithAugust 21, 2004Company OverviewMcDonald's has built itself into the number one food service retailer in the world with over 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries; it serves over 47 million customers daily. The company's mission is to leverage the unique talents, strengths, and assets of our diversity in order to be the world's best quick-service restaurant experience (McDonalds.com, 2004). Founded in 1937 by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, the company began as a simple food processing and assembly line at a small drive-in restaurant; business expanded slowly. Noticing an opportunity, salesman Ray Kroc negotiated a franchise deal and eventually...
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McDonald's Wireless AccessThe growing number of wireless users in the United States includes thousands of mobile professionals, business travelers, and students who need to connect to work, family, and friends while on-the-go and are willing to pay for a convenient wireless service option. With only one major competitor, high-priced Starbucks/T-Mobile, an attractive wireless service offering could have a potentially significant impact on revenue, both in terms of income from wireless services and from increased food service sales at McCafés and adjacent McDonald's restaurants. This phase of the marketing plan reviews the market segmentation process, identifies two key market segments,...
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"Eating at fast food outlets and other restaurants is simply a manifestation of the commodification of time coupled with the relatively low value many Americans have placed on the food they eat."- Andrew F. Smith, Encyclopedia of Junk food and Fast Food (2006)Today, while many people can easily recall the long lasting societal effects of daedal creations as the facsimile, the World Wide Web (and e-mail), or the effects of global warming, the passing of NAFTA and so on, but few have considered the influence of a fast-food franchise such as McDonald's. Commonly, when people think of McDonald's, they envision the fast-food giant of the industry - serving up their famous "Big Mac" burgers,...
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In today's rapidly changing environment, there are numerous philosophies in marketing management that are profoundly analyzed and practiced. They are: the production concept, the product concept, the selling concept, the marketing concept and the social marketing concept (Kotler, Brown, Adam & Armstrong, 2001, p15). These concepts are used to perform tasks to achieve the desired exchanges with target markets. The societal marketing concept evolved in the period of mid to late 1960s due to shortages of raw materials and energy, which moved societal marketing into the business world (Huges, 1978, p17). The societal marketing concept holds that the organisation should determine the needs,...
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McDonald’s Customer Service
To complete this assignment I have to investigate customer service by
writing a report on a chosen business. The business I have chosen for
this is Mc Donald’s.
In 1974, McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the UK. Today, more
than 2.7 million people in this country place their trust in
McDonald's every day - trusting the Company to provide them with food
of a high standard, quick service and value for money.
Customer service is very important to the McDonald's because it says
that they care about their customers. Customer service very important
and vital part of any organisation, which is selling goods, or service
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This paper describes some of the ways in which social, cultural, economic, legal and political differences among nations affect international business. Specific real world examples of the described differences are also provided.Doing business in the international marketplace mandates taking into account some very hard to overlook social differences between countries. For instance, if trying to market and sell a product in a country other than where the company is based, the company must take into account the language differences for such things as packaging (Ebert, R. J., 2003), use instructions, marketing materials, web site presence, and customer care and support. A marvelous real world...
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AbstractBrand extensions allow companies to leverage the equity they have established into new product and market areas, reducing the costs and risks associated with the fearful task of launching a new brand in today's viscous markets. However, brand extension is a two-sided blade, and miscommunication between consumers and brand managers can easily lead to image confusion and, ultimately, failure.This paper investigates the importance of a clear understanding on consumer perception of a company's brand identity when evaluating possible brand extension. Through the analysis of three different corporate examples of extensions (McDonald's, Harley Davidson, Heinz) we explore the detriments of...
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IntroductionIntegrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is defined as: "A management concept that is designed to make all aspects of marketing communication such as advertising, sales promotion, public relations, and direct marketing work together as a unified force, rather than permitting each to work in isolation." (about.com, 2006) When a company selects and implements an IMC campaign, that company can focus all of its advertising and promotional efforts towards delivering the same united message and reaching their specific objective. All of the marketing tools utilized by the company can be focused and synergized with each other and their effectiveness can increase significantly. The...
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McDonalds Promotional Objectives
The companies’ main objective is to be the family restaurant that
people enjoy more.
Apart from wanting to be the world’s best quick-service restaurant,
McDonalds have the following objectives:
· Development: Lead the Quick Service Restaurant market by a program
of site development and profitable restaurant openings, and by
attracting new customers. Increasing sales through promotions will
enable them to continue their program of expansion.
· Menu. McDonalds have an objective to continual enhance and improve
their menu. This will better satisfy their customers and give
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International Business and Cross-Cultural Management
1. Lecture 2 Doing Business in Saudi Arabia
Read the case Doing business in Saudi Arabia and answer the following questions .
(a) Has religion been the main factor shaping Saudi culture, or are other factors at work here? What are those factors, and how important do you think they are?
(b) Do you think that business practices in Saudi Arabia are likely to differ from business practices in Germany, and if so how?
2. Lecture 2 Matsushita's and Japan's Changing Culture
Read the case " Matsushita's and Japan's Changing Culture" and answer the following questions
(a) What were the triggers of cultural change in Japan during the...
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The number one fast-food chain
McDonald's is the world’s leading food service retailer with more than 30,000 local restaurants in 121 countries serving 45 million customers each day.
The McDonald's History
Raymond Albert Kroc 1902-1984, A Salesman
Ray Kroc mortgaged his home and invested his entire life savings to become the exclusive distributor of a five-spindled milk shake maker called the Multimixer. Hearing about the McDonald's hamburger stand in California running eight Multimixers at a time, he packed up his car and headed West. It was 1954. He was 52 years old.
Where it all began, Des Plaines, Illinois
Ray Kroc opened the Des Plaines restaurant in 1955. First day's...
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IntroductionDescription of organizationThe organization in which the operation to be studied is one of the world's largest chain of fast food restaurants, known as McDonald's. The unofficial business first began in 1940 by Dick and Mac McDonald in California, with the official first McDonald's restaurant opening in 1955 in Illinois America, founded by Ray Kroc (McDonald's, 2008) but the organization has now expanded worldwide into many international markets and has become a symbol of globalization. McDonald's is a service organization and its products mainly include a variety of different kinds of burgers, chicken products, French fries, soft drinks and milkshakes, breakfast menu and...
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According to Pando, Papantaniou, and Nicolaides (1992), "three decades have passed since "marketing" began to be practiced in many parts of the world, it still challenges and confuses those wishing to study it or, simply, to fully understand it" (p. 1). This paper will define marketing from at least two different sources as well as a personal definition. Based on these definitions the importance of marketing in organizational success will also be explained. Lastly, this paper will provide at least three examples from the business world to support the explanations.Definition of MarketingDefining marketing is having the ability to sell and promote a product based on consumer needs. Kotler and...
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Building New Brands- Executive SummaryBuilding New Brands- Executive SummaryBuilding a new brand takes much effort. Creating a marketing message that grabs the public's attention can be a challenging task. It takes several groups to make this possible. McDonald's is a great example of marketing done right. They have become a high-visibility brand over the years with their continued success. Consultants help in building a brand and making it successful like McDonald's.The Role of PRThere are several groups that participate in the advertising of the marketing message for an organization. The advertising agency, media organization, specialized marketing communications services, and collateral...
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Chad is an ethnically diverse African country that also happens to be one of the poorest countries in Africa. Chad gained its independence from France in 1960 after a sixty year rule. There are several national cultures in Chad that are based on ethnoregional and religious affiliations. There are more than 200 ethnic groups in Chad, and those in the north and east are typically Muslim; most southerners are Animists and Christians. Through their long religious and commercial relationships with Sudan and Egypt, many of the people in Chad's eastern and central regions have become more or less Arabized, speaking Arabic and engaging in many other Arab cultural practices as well (Azevedo, Graham,...
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1.0 SummaryThis report has been produced in conjunction with the Case study: McDonalds - A Company Brief, for the purpose of the Strategic Management assessment.2.0 IntroductionMcDonalds is currently the third most recognized brand in Britain and associated with fast food terminology, although in recent times, has moved into different menu choices.This analysis of the case study will highlight the differentiation and marketing strategy adopted by McDonalds and recommend ways in which to progress. Furthermore, an analysis of the company's financial, corporate and organisational strategic plans has been achieved to ascertain the attractiveness of the brand to investors, employees and interest...
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1. INTRODUCTIONDesigning a compensation plan is one of the most complex tasks for most organizations as it affects job satisfaction, employee turnover, productivity and the overall company effectiveness. If not properly managed, this may lead to high employee turnover, low productivity, among other problems which is especially true for a large service-oriented firm like McDonald's. McDonald's first-line managers deal directly with customers along with the front-line crew and it is crucial to draw up an effective compensation plan that will keep them motivated to work hard.McDonald's has to consider various factors in order to design an optimal compensation plan for the first-line managers....
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Since 1962 and the beginning of the discount retailer market Wal-Mart has been ahead of the retail game. By 1967 there were 24 Wal-Marts that had grossed 12.6 million dollars. In just 7 years Wal-mart had spread into 9 states. By 1979 Wal-Mart was the fastest store to reach a billion dollars in sales. In 2005 Wal-Mart has 3,800 domestic stores along with 3,800 stores internationally, and had made over 312 billion dollars. As you can see the Wal-Mart empire has grown monumentally. To move into this segment of the market would be tough.
The first Target store was also opened in 1962. It was started under the Dayton Hudson Corporation. As you can see the Target...
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Product and competitive environment
McDonald’s Corporation (MDC) known for its famous golden arches is the number one largest chain of fast food restaurant in the world. With headquarters in the United States and restaurants in 120 countries serving around 86 million customers a day. About 80% of the restaurants are operated by a franchisees or affiliates. McDonald's revenues come from the expenses paid by the franchisees such as fees, royalties, rent, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants. According to Hoovers, McDonald's Corporation in 2013 made and annual revenue of $28,105.7 compared to $27.5 billion made in 2012. Most of the restaurants are freestanding units offering...
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Case 2-7 International Marketing Matthew MoratzMcDonald's and ObesitySummaryThe title speaks for the summary of the paper as McDonald's tries to fight off accusations that they are the marketing problem that has created childhood and adolescent obesity in the united States and globally. Taking no time to display the facts, obesity and overweight are taking over children lives by stating that 30 percent of American kids reached the overweight and obese status. What makes it worse is that 64.5 percent of total Americans are now overweight and obese, a high that continues to increase year by year. Although it is known worldwide that Americans tend to be the fattiest due to unhealthy/ unbalanced...
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'Many companies have been criticized for their apparent lack of social responsibility and their reluctance to account for their social activities' (Henderson & Peirson, 1995: 927). In general, social responsibility is 'an obligation, beyond that required by the law and economics, for a firm to pursue long-term goals that are good for society' (Robbins, et al., 2000:165). In other words, social responsibility is doing the right things and have social moral in an organization (Schermerhorn, 1996:119).Ethics in business concentrates on people that 'conduct themselves in an effort to fulfill the ethical requirements of their business lives' (Rashid & Shariff, 1996: 42). There are a set...
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In this essay I am going to look at two separate but related individual determinants that influence a consumer's buying habits. As I will show, it is imperative that the marketing manager understands these and other determinants so that he or she can target their product and create a positive image that will increase the success of their product.In advertising, marketers must highlight the best points of their products and attempt to show why their product is better than their competitors'. By doing this, they will shape the consumer's view of the product and the impact that it will have on their lives. Even for low involvement products - products that have little personal importance...
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Marketing is more than promoting and selling a product, the primary concern or objective of marketing is to identify and satisfy, or exceed the changing needs of customers (DHM Solutions, 2006). In the following paper, I will explain my personal definition along with definitions from two different sources. Based on the definitions provided, I will explain the importance of marketing in organization success. In addition, three examples of marketing success stories will be covered and reviewed in support of the ideas listed.My personal definition of marketing is that marketing requires research and stats to focus on a particular audience or customer to gain the attention needed to make sales...
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Synopses of Starbucks PAGE 6
Running head: SYNOPSES OF STARBUCKSSynopses of StarbucksMMPBL/590 - Strategies for Competitive AdvantageUniversity of PhoenixSynopses of StarbucksThe Threat of SubstitutesAccording to Strategy & Leadership (2010), the threat of substitutes refers to identifying the likelihood that customers to a particular industry will switch to purchasing an alternative product from outside this industry. "A substitute product can decimate an industry overnight or may have little to no long term impact" (¶ 2). The competition within the coffee industry can be affected by this threat and influence Starbucks profitability when the consumer chooses an available...
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Market Research Implementation
We have come to the phase that allows Team A to apply the research tools and implement a market research plan. Team A will review various marketing research tools that are available for researchers to use such as secondary research, secondary on-line research, exploratory research, nondirective interviews, and the Likert scale. Our secondary research is showing that consumers are demanding healthier menu options. This market research implementation plan will develop several market research tools; including questionnaires’ and the Likert scale to verify if McDonald’s consumers genuinely want and will purchase healthier menu items.
Secondary Research for...
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The A Team:December 17, 2003AbstractA case analysis has been prepared to address the strategic marketing issue of retaining and expanding the customer base for Subway Sandwich Shops. The analysis includes several strategies that Subway could employ to maintain and expand its customer base; aggressively advertise on the Internet, expand its hours of operation, market to adults with children, and build upon its benefits of tasty offerings and individual choice of how the sandwich is prepared. Supporting information is given to highlight the potential effectiveness of the strategies chosen to address the marketing issue.IntroductionThis critique expands on four critical issues where Subway is...
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good for marketing class -Burger King is a reliable burger company which has had its ups and downs. In 1974, it came out with a slogan of 'Have it your way' and at this time it also had a 4 % market share. Burger King's idea was to have the customer have their burger done their way rather than a standard burger. In the early 80's Burger King was trying to keep sales growing so they had to keep changing their advertising. In 1982 'Battle of the burgers' and 'Aren't you hungry for a Burger king now?' were the slogans used. In 1983 'Broiling vs. frying' and 1985 'The big switch'. All these ads throughout the years helped increase market shares from 7.6% to 8.3% from 1983 to 1985. 'Search for...
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Subway Case Analysis
SUBWAY® is the market leader in sub and sandwich shops offering a healthier alternative to traditional fast foods. SUBWAY's® annual sales exceeded $6.3 billion dollars, while countless awards and accolades have been bestowed its chain over the past 40 years. SUBWAY® had 7,825 units worldwide with 7,750 units in North America whilst its rapid growth has attracted many investments and brought it many competitors such as KFC and Burger King. Recent initiatives to attract customers beyond SUBWAY's® traditionally health-conscious consumers should increase the company's share of the fast food market.
Strategic Marketing Issue
Being part of a highly competitive and...
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Table of Contents1 Introduction.........12 What Advantages did TRU (Toys "R"Us) have that helped it to enter the Japanese market?.................12.1 Changing Political Climate and Culture......12.2 Strategic network...........12.3 Established, Experienced, and Adaptable.........22.4 Publicity............23 How did the 20% stake taken by McDonald's help TRU to gain entry? ..........24 What problems do you anticipate that TRU will have in the next few years as it expands?.........44.1 External Problems..........44.2 Internal problems..........55 Conclusion......... 56 References.........61 IntroductionToys "R" Us(TRU), a leading toy retailer, in the United States and abroad encountered many...
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Finance ProjectTarget - What's happening with Target? Merger online as far as plan to buy/ future plans/ CEO compensation % stock own../ insider's plan… if executive selling (hint for stock value going down) INSIDERS TRANSACTIONS - not seculed or not - Scottsdale (Option exercise)M&A and DivestituresCapital StructureDistributions to ShareholdersDo nothingM&A & DivestituresCurrent marketLayoffs, consolidation and disinvestmentSubsidiariesCEO CompensationCapital RestructuringShort-term Wal-MartLong-term Target/Wal-Mart2. M&A - At this point where the company stands and looking at its financial situation, we don't think it's necessary for any merger or acquisition because...
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Toy's "R" Us Goes To JapanS. Hart ShowalterAnthony SpencerAmy GomezSection I: Relevant FactsToys "R" Us first told the public about their decision to enter the Japanese toy market in 1989. A lot of critics worried that Toys "R" Us would not be successful in this new and foreign market. They raised several issues that they believed proved the Japanese market was not ready for the marketing and retailing strategy that Toys "R" Us offered. They stated that the Japanese culture and beliefs were too different from that of the United States and Europe for Toys "R" Us to be successful. Toys "R" Us incorporates a "category killer" strategy (Johansson 181). In this marketing strategy they use mass...
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I. PROBLEMWhat strategy should Daloon undertake to build and stabilize its sales in the catering market?II. OBJECTIVESShort-Term: To build and maintain sales in the current catering market it serves while controlling its sales and marketing overheadsLong-Term: To be able to expand into and develop new European catering markets, on its way to becoming the leader in the industryIII. SWOT ANALYSISStrengths- Daloon can produce high quality products by carefully choosing its raw materials and avoiding the use of preservatives and additives. It also gives equal attention to its packaging and production process. Continuous product improvement or development is maintained by the company as a...
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Company Background & Product Analysis1.1 Briefly provide a background discussion on your company and their products/services. Identify which product you can have chosen to analyze and why? What category of new product is it?Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker. It is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth of the big mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to increasing people's lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses.Mobile Phones products in NOKIA Company are the most famous in the world.NOKIA 7200, it is the new type of mobile...
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Subway Restaurants Marketing Situational Analysis Case StudyExecutive SummarySubway Restaurants is the leading submarine sandwich franchise in the United States and the world with 20,532 restaurants worldwide located in 72 countries. Restaurant locations continue to increase year over year from an annual rate of 4 percent in 1999 to 14 percent in 2003. Brand recognition grows as market geographically expands. The new Tuscany Décor reinforces the idea of a fresh, healthy and great tasting menu items. Recent additions such as the Atkins friendly sandwich wraps should establish a stronger association between just good tasting fast food to now healthy tasting fast food as concerns...