Philip Morris - A case analysis
Philip Morris A case analysis Submitted to Prof A. Sahay Post-Graduate Programme in Management 2003-05 by Group -B03 Ashish Virmani 03P083 Apurva Shah 03P079 Kapil Sood 03P095 Naveen John Akkara 03P103 Suresh Sethumadhavan 03P132 Vishu Goel 03P138 Management Development Institute Gurgaon 122 001 4th August, 2004 PHILIP MORRIS LTD. "Working to Make a Difference The People of Philip Morris" Recommended Mission statement "Create quality products in the area of tobacco, beer and packaged foods. Protect our shareholders interests while being social responsible. Create an environment where our members can be challenged and grow." About the company The Phillip Morris family of companies is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of consumer packaged goods. It has three main lines of businesses - 1) Tobacco 2) Kraft Foods Division 3) Miller Brewing. It revenues were $72 Billion in 1997. It has got 12 brands whose sales are $1 billion or more. Competition - The US market of 1999 SWOT analysis Strengths * Brand names (Marlboro, B&H) * Core Competency * High ROE * Little use of financial leverage * Management Effectiveness * Different products for same market (Cigarettes, Beer) Weakness * Product is bad for health * Government Regulation * Litigation * Social / Cultural Acceptance * Losing Ability to Promote Product
Marketing Pros and cons
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Viagra - Wonder Drug or Ethical Irresponsibility?
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Information data analysis of tesco.
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Environmental Analysis of Easyjet and Its Competitive Advantage.
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Black & Decker - report.
.0 Introduction .1 Purpose of the report Incorporated in 1910, Black & Decker (B&D) is a global manufacturer of power tools and accessories hardware, home improvement products and technology-based fastening system. Its well-recognised brand name products sold in over 100 countries. In the power tool industry, the company is involved in all the segments; i.e. Professional-Industrial, Professional-Tradesman and Consumer. In the United States market, B&D dominates the industrial and consumer segments. However, it is not the same for the tradesman segment. Makita, a Japanese manufacturer has the largest market share of nearly 50% in the Tradesman segment as compared to B&D's 9%. Therefore, in this report, I will identify and analyse the key issues that had affected the sales in the Tradesman segment and thereafter, develop a marketing strategy to challenge Makita for leadership in the segment. .2 Limitation of the report There are a number of limitations in this study. First, the fact that most of the results of the studies; i.e. Tradesman appropriate, market segment share, brand awareness and perception, market shares by product type and distribution channel are meant for one year: 1990.Due to the lack of data, I am unable to identify the trend of movement for the above studies, Second, with the absence in average industrial ratio, I am unable to ascertain whether B&D's
This analysis will also provide recommendations for Krispy Kreme to move forward and to increase their market share.
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