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UK manufacturing - dependency on consumer credit: The next financial crisis?

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  • December 2014
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The manufacturing sector is diverse, comprising a wide-ranging number of different industries, technologies and activities. The sector suffered another major blow in 2008 but it managed to recover to its pre-crisis level in 2013. The access of ...

Colgate-Palmolive: Leader in oral hygiene

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  • December 2014
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Colgate-Palmolive is one of the largest consumer products companies with presence in more than 200 countries. The company produces, sells and distributes oral, personal, home care and pet nutrition products and is headquartered in New York, USA...

Health & Well-Being: Superfoods see super sales

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  • December 2014
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A growing trend among many consumers toward health-consciousness has propelled sales of superfoods and some associated perceived healthy products, such as gluten- and wheat-free foods and products such as Vitamixes. Food and beverage companies ...

Disposable media: How online content delivery is changing the world

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  • December 2014
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Online content distribution platforms (encompassing app stores, video hosting websites, peer-to-peer networks and more) have become ubiquitous in recent years. They have upended established industries and are changing both the way content is de...

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 ...

Budweiser: America's global beer superbrand

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  • December 2014
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The global beer industry is evolving with the colossal beer brewing company AB InBev leading the way. One of its keys to success has been the performance of iconic superbrand Budweiser. This case study looks at how Budweiser has taken a patriot...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.