Issues with Expanding Ben & Jerry's into Russia
Issues with Expanding Ben & Jerry's into Russia Issues with Expanding Ben & Jerry's into Russia Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., the Vermont-based manufacturer of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, was founded in 1978 by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. Their first shop was in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, with a $12,000 investment ($4,000 of which was borrowed). Within a short time, they became popular for their innovative flavors, made from fresh Vermont milk and cream. The main products of Ben & Jerry's are ice cream, low fat ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet and novelty products and are produced in pints, quarts, and 2.5-gallon tubs. Their products are distributed nationwide as well as in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchised Ben & Jerry's scoop shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry's franchises scoop shops in both the U.S. and Canada. The company also has wholly-owned operations in France, Japan and the United Kingdom, and licensees in the Benelux countries, Israel, Canada, Peru and Lebanon. In 1999, Ben & Jerry's employed 814 people worldwide, primarily covering only the manufacturing, central and distribution facilities in Vermont. Economy Overview in Russia: After the implosion of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia was struggling to establish a modern market economy and achieve strong
Business Studies Using all the information available to you, complete the following tasks * Analyse the case for Coffee delight plc expanding further in the UK * Analyse the case for Coffee Delight PLC opening outlets in Romania * Make a justified recommendation on which option the company should use [34 MARKS!] Coffee Delight plc is a late arrival in the UK coffee shop market, they operate combined coffee bars and sandwich shops with Internet access available in most outlets. The company uses space intensively to give a busy active feel for the customers. Market research shows that Coffee Delight is established in the UK market and well known, they are always seeking to lower costs of production. Coffee Delight has very competitive prices for virtually all of their products they feel this is the best way to win over customers. They are very efficient with what they do and have some USP's such as using the latest technology to prepare drinks and food and later opening hours than most of their main competitors Many of coffee delight's have now moved into the European market and are achieving great successes in these markets. Sascha Grey and many of coffee delights directors have discussed a plan for future expansion, in conclusion to their research they have found out that Romania's consumer spending is forecast to grow rapidly, there will be few competitors in the
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LUFTHANSA: THE GERMAN GIANT Deutsche Lufthansa AG is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (after Hanseatic League, the powerful medieval trading group). Corporate location Lufthansa corporate headquarters is in Cologne, whereas its main base and primary traffic hub is at Frankfurt International Airport in Frankfurt am Main with a second hub at Munich International Airport. Corporate feat Lufthansa is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance. Star Alliance was formed in 1997 together with Thai Airways, United Airlines, Air Canada and Scandinavian Airlines System. Star Alliance has now 21 member airlines and 3 regional members. The Star Alliance network swept up three prestigious awards as the "Alliance of the Year" in 2003. Aside from the US and UK "Business Traveler Magazines", the coveted accolade was also accorded the world's leading airline grouping in a study conducted by Skytrax, one of the world's top market research companies in the travel business. All three gave the Star Alliance network top marks for its global network and seamless service on the ground. How it all began Lufthansa owes its origins to "Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft"
Chairman's Report for Sainsbury's
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Hireable Sports Bar and Restaurant Primary Objective - I intend to research and investigate the financial feasibility of setting up a themed sports bar for sporting events and daytime restaurant in Ballymena. The main point of this study is to see whether it is actually possible for this business to be opened and run successfully. By outlining this objective it can give readers of this project, as well as myself, an idea as to what form this study will take. Secondary Objectives * To conduct secondary research in to the levels of competition for such an idea. This will involve secondary research in to the market share, size and the current market trends. * To conduct secondary research to help me find out what practicalities lay ahead when opening up this new business. Such as the specific laws and licenses that are applicable to such an establishment. * To conduct further primary research into the demand for a venue where people can watch sporting events, either for private functions or for public viewing. * To investigate the levels of cash flow that my business will generate to see if the idea is financially possible. * To find the target area of Ballymena to create this business, the area where there will be more demand and inevitably more scope for utilising the available market. * To find out exactly where I should locate my business in order to maximise my
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Report Title: Analyses of Good Customer Care Strategy of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Candidate's Name: Li Queena Major: 08 Finance Submission Date: June 23, 2010 Contents Page .0 Introduction 3 2.0 Customer Care Strategy 3 2.2 Customer Care Standards 5 2.3 The Methods of gather and analyze information 6 2.4 Review and Improve Customer Care 7 3.0 Conclusion 9 4.0 References 10 5.0 Appendix 11 5.1 Appendix A 11 5.2 Appendix B 13 .0 Introduction The report has the purpose to analyses the Customer Care Strategy in Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). There is a description on the development of the company's plan of customer care strategy. In addition, the report also has the purpose to detail the current standards of established customer care and considers methods that used to gather and analyse information from customers. Moreover, the report also detail the ways in which customer care strategy is reviewed and improved. The LVMH is considered as the world's largest luxury goods conglomerate and home of the most expensive brands. The Group offers exquisite brands ranging from wines and spirits, fashion and leather goods, perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewelry, and selective retailing. LVMH holds an exclusive assortment of over 60 globally celebrated brands. The group was formed through mergers of champagne producer Moet et Chandon and Hennessy and
Higher Diploma in Business Administration 21909F-4A E-Commerce in Practice Assignment Title: Pedding Content Executive Summary Company background Service Market analysis summary Management summary Web site Feature Financial plan Executive Summary Pedding will provide a unique and innovative one-stop pets' wedding planning service. It includes everything in details in wedding party. In order to cultivate a full of love atmosphere for pets, we would like to spread out this service in our hometown by providing customized wedding party. This business plan is prepared to obtain financing in the amount of $60,000. The supplemental financing is required to begin work on site preparation and modifications, equipment purchases, and to cover expenses in the first year of operations. Pedding will be incorporated by six cooperators. The company chief will be Natalie Yip; the departments will be handled by Josephine Jim, Sandy Lo, Karena Kwok, Eva Lee and Gary Chan. They will be treated as shareholders and will invest personally $10,000. Company background Our company name - Pedding, which is a combination of Pets and Wedding. Simply, it is a wedding planning company, which soon to be established for providing one-stop pets wedding services and support of photographical equipment services online. Recently, more attentions on pets are paid by pets' owners and
customer service functions
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Product life cycle and marketing mix case study. L & Cs extensive stock is constantly changing but they supply a range of new, reconditioned and used garage equipment.
Product L & C's extensive stock is constantly changing but they supply a range of new, reconditioned and used garage equipment. They supply new and used Garage Equipment to the whole of the U.K. but are conveniently located in the North West of England to serve surrounding areas. They use a well-known distributor called Sealey, who give a wide choice of equipment with fast delivery.*** Product Life Cycle I believe that this product at the moment is in the growth stage of the product life cycle, as the manager stated in the interview that he has recently had a decline in demand due to the credit crunch but now profit is steadily growing. After consumers see that product is worth having and suites them the product can now be classified under the Growth Stage where sales start to increase quickly and more distribution channels are establish. L & C is in growth stage of product life cycle analysis. This is because L & C only has one outlet, which has only a few distributors in one country so far that is England. L & C has the potential to do well if it expanded if it had the right amount of funds a foil proof business plan and the will power to take the risk. However, L & C's network of distributors and stockist is rapidly expanding throughout the UK region, expanding outside of Greater Manchester. L & C is constantly upgrading and expanding its range of products with the aim
Analysis of a party and wedding business.
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