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Inglot Cosmetics: How a small firm with vision successfully challenged established business rules

  • $400
  • October 2014
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Inglot Cosmetics (Inglot), a Polish cosmetics company founded in 1983, has evolved from a company known for selling cheap, powdery eye shadow trios in Polish supermarkets to one of the most internationally recognizable Polish consumer brands. I...

PepsiCo: Does Trian have a case for a spinoff?

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  • October 2014
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This case study explores why activist Investor Nelson Peltz is advocating that PepsiCo should separate its drinks and snacks divisions. It assesses the case for and against division, and considers whether such an event will ever come to realiza...

Ethical supply chain management: How retailers can ensure products are ethically sourced

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  • November 2014
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This Case Study examines the economic forces which lead to the outsourcing of manufacturing to low-income countries, and the impact on working people in those countries. It also examines the ways in which retailers can manage their supply chain...

Beats by Dre: What does Apple stand to gain?

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  • November 2014
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On May 28, 2014, Apple Inc (Apple) announced that it was acquiring Beats Music and Beats Electronics (collectively 'Beats') for a total of $3bn, its most valuable acquisition to date. This case study assesses the Beats business, as well...

The open source and graph database revolutions: How software companies use knowledge as a strategic asset

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  • November 2014
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This case study examines two concurrent trends. Firstly, how software companies have used open and closed innovation strategies to manage their knowledge portfolios and secondly, the increasing popularity of graph database systems as used by Go...

Uber Technologies Inc.: Calling a cab for the Taxi Industry?

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  • November 2014
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This case study examines the rise of taxi apps, in particular that of Californian company Uber Technologies Inc. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the new service, and scenarios which present both opportunities and threats.

Food Scarcity:An inefficient food system may not provide for ten billion people

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  • November 2014
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According to the World Bank the world needs to produce at least 50% more food by 2050, in order to feed a global population which will be boosted to 9 billion people. But climate change could cut crop yields by more than 25%. Unless we change h...

Dietary supplements: Growth and M&A

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  • November 2014
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Pharmaceuticals and consumer goods companies have been acquiring dietary supplements companies, or companies with strong dietary supplements products, in recent years. This is part of a larger trend and growing awareness of healthfulness among ...

4G in Brazil: Too much too soon?

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  • December 2014
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The Brazilian mobile telecom market has long been thought of as a major growth opportunity, and the market is dominated by multinational telcos looking to leverage its potential. However, the outcome of a September 2014 spectrum auction, the se...

Smart Packaging: Can it really revolutionize the consumer packaged goods industry?

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  • December 2014
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Smart packaging does more than simply contain and protect a product; it offers benefits beyond that, such as quality assurance and product information. The former is typically provided by so-called 'active packaging', while the latter i...

WWE Inc: Will the WWE Network be a title pinfall or force the company to tap out?

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  • December 2014
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This case study explores why World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) has decided to back a transition to an online subscription service, examining wider media industry trends. It explores the potential benefits and hazards of the strategy.

Online grocery sales: Successful revival of a failed strategy

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  • December 2014
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Despite the spectacular failure of Webvan, the US based pioneer of e-groceries, in 2001, entering the online market seems inevitable for grocers who do not want to lose the race for market leadership in the omnichannel world. Innovative, more c...

Supermarket Price Wars: A response to the rise of discount retailers

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  • December 2014
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Grocery retail in the UK is dominated by four competitors. Recently there has been a surge of popularity in discount retailers, Aldi and Lidl, who are being seen as a threat to the 'big four' supermarkets. The big four are attempting to...

Unemployment in Europe: Influence of automation on labor market

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  • December 2014
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The number of unemployed people in the European Union (EU) reached 22.7 million in 2014. Some of the unemployed lost their jobs due to economic crisis, some due to a lack of qualification. It is possible that increases in productivity brought a...

Chipotle vs. McDonald's - Chipotle puts the "fast" in fast-casual, McDonald's flounders

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  • December 2014
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A November 2014 press releases revealed an erosion of McDonald's' results across most of its divisions, a stark contrast with one of its former companies, Chipotle. Chipotle has outperformed not only McDonald's in recent years, but ...