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Etihad Airways: Flying high on the journey to global superpower status

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  • August 2015
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Etihad has grown revenues and profits, and increased operational measures such as load factor, cargo tonnage, and revenue passengers. Profit margins, however, remain a concern. Etihad is central to Abu Dhabi's economic plan to build 'a ...

Shimano: Bicycle components manufacturer continues to run a virtual monopoly in a growing market

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  • August 2015
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The bicycling and fishing components giant has had another fantastic year in 2015. With Team Sky’s win for Chris Froome in the Tour de France, comes another win for Shimano, who supplied the team with its top of the range Dura Ace Di2 component...

Government energy legislation: Cutting emissions and increasing renewables

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  • August 2015
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Fossil fuels such as coal, gas, & oil are cheap, combustible, & allow a country to grow its economy quickly. This is why, despite many countries enacting legislation limiting carbon emissions & increasing renewable energy sources, g...

Cigarette Market: Growing despite fewer number of smokers

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  • August 2015
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Global sales of cigarettes reached 5,067.9 billion pieces in 2014. The global trend in volume terms is, contrary to the market value, in decline. This pattern was first recorded in 2004 when the market fell into decline by 0.01%.

Kellogg Company: Slow to keep operations in line with changing consumer ethics

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  • August 2015
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Kellogg Company is considered a global market leader in terms of breakfast cereals. The company has attempted to future proof the company with new strategies such as Project K. It is an increasing requirement of Kellogg to keep operations in li...

Top 10 Global Airlines: Industry issues and strategic responses

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  • September 2015
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Airlines aim to benefit from rising disposable incomes and a steady increase in passenger volumes, while contending with volatile fuel prices, congestion in hub airports, and low switching costs for passengers. This report outlines the strategi...

H.J. Heinz: Merger and diversification offer growth opportunities in a difficult market

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  • September 2015
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The food retail industry is competitive, but Heinz has held its position as a market leader and has built on a strong brand portfolio comprising both international and local brands. This case study analyzes key the strategies used by Heinz to b...

Online Grocery Retail: Lessons learned from Webvan's dot-com era excesses

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  • September 2015
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Webvan was one of the pioneers of online grocery retail, created with a vision to revolutionize the grocery market. It tried to get too big, too fast and failed spectacularly. It became synonymous with one of the largest dotcom flops, serving a...

Retailer response to changes in consumer behavior in the UK: Remaining relevant to the smart consumer

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  • September 2015
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Consumers in the UK have become increasingly confident, shrewd, and more difficult to please. The concept that people can bring about change through the way in which they shop has led to consumers holding an increasingly powerful position. Reta...

Why Won’t Die Games Die?: The unexpected success of traditional games

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  • October 2015
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Despite fierce competition the market for traditional games in Europe and North America has grown rapidly over the last five years, and continues to accelerate. Driven by technology and innovation, companies are finding new ways to remain compe...

Gillette: Innovation drives premiumization and creates a market leader

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  • October 2015
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Gillette is the undisputed global leader in the male toiletries market, a market which is being driven by price increases, rather than volume. Continued innovation by the market's biggest players is helping create premium products which can...

Payment banks: Spreading financial inclusion to rural India

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  • October 2015
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Financial inclusion is a pressing concern for India, and regulatory reform by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted new entrants to set up payment banks. This case study assesses why financial inclusion is significant, and whether the r...

Coffee shops in China: Expansion of Western chains

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  • October 2015
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China is a tea-drinking culture. However, urban consumers are acquiring a taste for coffee and coffee shops have sprung up to serve them. Starbucks and Costa are present and expanding rapidly there. They face price competition from McDonalds an...

Top 10 Electric Utilities Industry issues and strategic responses

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  • October 2015
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In this study, the top ten electric utilities by revenue will be examined, to understand their strategic response to issues such as changing demand for power, alterations in market structure, climate change, and their performance. Because of th...

Global food issues: Food waste, fish stocks, and food security

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  • October 2015
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The world population has grown from 2.5 billion in 1950 to more than 7 billion in 2015. This poses massive challenges for, among other things, food supplies. This case study looks at some of the challenges the world faces, such as food waste, a...

Toyota Motor Corporation: From lean production to the new TNGA platform

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  • October 2015
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Toyota is famous for developing lean production – a system of manufacturing methods aimed at reducing waste. This system has been hugely successful for Toyota and has enabled the company to become the world’s leading vehicle manufacturer. Follo...

Embraer's new battlefield: Market fragmentation ahead

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  • October 2015
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Embraer started its operations in 1969 as a state-owned company. After its privatization, it became the largest regional jet manufacturer worldwide. However, the duopoly between Embraer and Bombardier in the regional jet market, which has laste...

Fairtrade: Building an ethical consumer brand

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  • October 2015
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Commodities such as coffee and cocoa are grown by farmers who suffer from low incomes, volatile prices, and lack of capital. The Fairtrade scheme offers them minimum purchase prices and a social premium payment. With high recognition and rapid...

Nike Inc.: Is $50bn by 2020 achievable?

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  • October 2015
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Following another financial year of growth and record revenues, this case study explores Nike's current status as the world's premier sportswear manufacturer. It assesses the company's current strengths and weaknesses, and analyzes ...

Nuclear energy in Japan: Making a comeback post-Fukushima?

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  • October 2015
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Following the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear disaster the Japanese government decided to halt all the nuclear power generation. Whilst this move was welcomed by the majority of the population, replacement sources had to be found. These included fossil ...

Asos: Growth opportunities for online fashion trailblazer but threats must be overcome

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  • November 2015
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ASOS is a UK-based independent online retailer of fashion and beauty products. The company offers more than 75,000 branded and private label products. Since it was established in 2000, ASOS has grown into a business with annual revenues in exce...

Marston's: Thriving in a shrinking market

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  • November 2015
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A series of legislative and cultural changes have impacted on the British pub industry, shrinking the market. This case study will examine these changes, highlighting how Marston’s has responded, as well as comparing that with the approach take...

Green, natural, ethical, organic, and healthy: The small brands owned by Big Consumer

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  • November 2015
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There are many reasons why a corporation may wish to acquire a GNEOH brand. Firstly, the acquisition may allow a corporation to enter or expand in a new market. Such an acquisition may also improve the perception of the parent company; the GNEO...

American Express: Examining the strategies of a leading mass affluent brand

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  • November 2015
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AMEX markets itself as a high-quality payment service brand, providing a bespoke experience to customers who meet its criteria. With a range of loyalty programs available on cards with premium price tags, AMEX is not only a brand that customers...

Higher Debt, Higher Growth: A short history of debt accumulation in Europe

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  • November 2015
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In the 1980s, Europeans became hooked on debt to afford their lifestyle. Bank loans, a range of mortgages and credit cards became a necessity.The debt fueled economy produced one of the most spectacular economic crashes ever seen. However, poli...

Hiscox Insurance: How Hiscox effectively engages mass affluent consumers

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  • November 2015
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The Hiscox brand carries with it a strong sense of superior customer service, focused products, and specialist underwriting. Through the research undertaken for this analysis we have identified the following areas as being key to Hiscox’s ongoi...

Fidelity Wealth: Targeting digitally-savvy mass affluent investors

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  • November 2015
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According to Verdict Financial's 2013‒14 Financial Services Consumer Insight (FSCI) Survey, one fifth of global mass affluent investors are self-directed, meaning they do not seek professional advice on their investments. Fidelity targets t...

HSBC Advance: Focusing on trust, engagement, and expertise to serve the mass affluent

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  • November 2015
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HSBC focuses its marketing on establishing itself as the bank for the international and entrepreneurial consumer. It has developed its offering with this in mind. This case study considers HSBC’s Advance offering, looking at how it is positione...

Arthur J. Gallagher: Acquisitions create a dominant force in commercial insurance broking

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  • November 2015
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Gallagher is now the fifth largest in the UK in terms of brokerage, marking a distinct change in the industry hierarchy. The group has attained much of its success from the businesses it has bought and has been able to access a new variety of p...

Top five players in the automotive industry - Benchmark and overview

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  • December 2015
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This report examines the strategies being adopted by and the opportunities for the five largest passenger car manufacturers in the world. It provides a detailed analysis of the top five's financial performance. It outlines key factors that ...

MVNOs in Latin America: Regulatory Changes Create Growth Opportunities for New Market Players

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  • December 2015
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This report analyzes the MVNO market in Latin America. It looks at some of the most successful initiatives for each business model. It also assesses the regulatory and support framework for MVNO growth. It concludes with case studies and recomm...

Golf Equipment Market: Manufacturers find the rough

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  • December 2015
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Golf is a sport played by millions across the world and is a pursuit that requires significant investment in equipment. However, in recent years, the golf equipment market has struggled badly. This case study analyzes the reasons for this perfo...

Mobile Banking Services in Africa: The Emergence of Mobile Savings, Credit and Insurance

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  • December 2015
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This case study examines several of the most pertinent examples of mobile banking in Africa: Tigo Wekeza in Tanzania, Safaricom M-Shwari in Kenya, Econet Wireless Ecocash Loans in Zimbabwe, Orange Emergency Credit, Airtel Mobile Insurance in Gh...

Mobile Value-Added Services in Europe: Forces Driving and Inhibiting Enterprise MVAS for MNOs

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  • December 2015
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The first section presents a set of definitions and taxonomy for MVAs. It then provides the market context, including MVAs adoption trends based on the enterprise survey, and looks at the major forces driving and inhibiting MVAs adoption across...

PV Solar Power: Are consumer costs close to hitting market tipping point?

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  • December 2015
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Solar power is at a crucial point in its development. It has been hanging on to first generation technologies originally discovered in 1954 for many years now. Government incentives have driven market demand to adopt these technologies but thei...

Amgen: Strong growth company with a challenging future

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  • December 2015
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Since it was founded in 1980, Amgen has established itself as a leading global biotechnology company and built increasingly strong human therapeutics brands as well as state of the art manufacturing facilities. This case study analyses the comp...

Rothmans Gold & Silver: Leveraging latent equity through mainstream pricing

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Rothmans introduced new low-cost variants to the UK market, revitalizing its quality and heritage reputation. Strong growth, albeit from a low base, was furthered by its entry into British American Tobacco’s (BAT’s) Global Drive Brands...

Seven Premium: Raising private label to powerful destination brand status

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  • December 2015
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Seven Premium is a private label (PL) brand created by Seven & I Holdings, which is the parent company of multiple retail chains in Japan, including Seven Eleven Japan. The brand was launched in 2007, and has grown to be the leading PL bran...

Starbucks La Boulange: The risks of buying into the artisanal marketplace

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Starbucks acquired San Francisco based La Boulange as it sought a credible entry route to the artisanal market. However, just two years later, there were signs that the acquisition was not going as planned with Starbucks concerned abou...

Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight Litter: Bringing convenience and simplicity to a less pleasant household task

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  • December 2015
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A cat litter with half the weight of regular cat litters, Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight promises the same performance as traditional cat litters on the market, but with less weight, making it easier for pet owners to carry and use the product. I...

The Global Military Aviation MRO Market 2015-2025:Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global military aviation MRO market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 3.41% over the forecast period. The Multi-role aircraft MRO segment will see the highest spending. Global military aviation MRO providers to venture into joint researc...

Universities: Higher education has become driven by capital, making universities education businesses

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  • December 2015
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In order to fund the insatiable desire for research money, universities have had to effectively become businesses, nowhere is this more immediately apparent than in the US. With huge organizations developing and spreading that have the capacity...

The Global Armored Vehicles Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The market is expected to be dominated by countries in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by North America and Europe. Market saturation in the US and higher CAGR growth of the Asian countries during the forecast period are anticipated to be the...

The Global UAV Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global UAV market is forecast to grow through to 2025. The rate of growth will differ from region to region but Europe will see the strongest growth. North America will remain the largest regional market as the US's involvement in glob...

Gas and Electricity in Great Britain

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  • December 2015
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UK gas and electricity markets were liberalized, in order to introduce competition into generation and retail supply. However, the six largest private-sector energy companies dominate both with large market shares. Also, regulator Ofgem has rep...

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group: Merger creates online luxury retail super brand

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  • February 2016
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In March 2015, Milan-based online luxury fashion retailer YOOX Group (YOOX) and its London-based counterpart Net-a Porter Group (NAP) announced that they had agreed an all share merger of relative equals. This became effective in October of the...

J Sainsbury plc

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  • March 2016
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Following a prolonged attempt, one of the UK's largest supermarket chains J Sainsbury has provisionally had a GBP1.3bn takeover of Home Retail Group accepted. This case study explores Sainsbury's motivations in the acquisition, and what...

Carrier digital communications: Agility and innovation will maximize service provider opportunities.

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  • April 2016
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Digital communication technologies have exploded across the world transforming nearly every aspect of the information and media landscape. Organizations are shifting to address implications, manage consequences, and capitalize on opportunities ...

Gyms & Health Clubs: Budget gyms rising from below, specialist gyms expanding from the top

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  • April 2016
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Technologies have breathed new life in to the gym business redefining it in the process. What was a simple business model that had stayed the same since the mainstream gym became popular in the 1990s is changing dramatically. Now the business e...

Formula One: The road to ruin or [even more] riches?

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  • April 2016
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This report focuses on the Formula One business in order to understand its underlying structure and operating format with a view to demonstrating the complexities involved in running a large-scale and highly scrutinized organization.