Archives tagged: Kraft Heinz

Strategic Movements: March 2020

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 18, 2020

High Growth Billion Dollar Industry: Plant-Based Meat The plant-based meat market has grown to just under a billion dollars in sales for…

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Big Food is Being Disrupted

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 18, 2020

Consumer packaged food giants Kellogg’s, Mondelez, Kraft Heinz, Nestle, and Unilever are facing a long-term trend challenge.  At the low-end, increased competition…

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Strategic Movements: May 2018

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 23, 2018

Walmart took a 75% stake in Flipkart for about $15 billion. Flipkart was recently valued at $11.6 billion in April 2017.  Nice premium.  Big value of Flipkart: they know how to compete online.  Jet.com wasn’t good enough for Walmart.  Now it is going abroad.  Good thinking. We are all on this planet together.

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Six Months Later Pilgrim’s Pride Still Has Pricing Problems – What Went Wrong?

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 4, 2009

Pilgrim’s Pride rose from humble beginnings as a feed store to become the world’s leading chicken supplier. Yet, 2008 proved to be a year of stumbles, eventually leading to bankruptcy filings and the ousting of CEO J. Clinton Rivers. Business press cites a rise in the cost of chicken feed and oil and the lack of a concurrent increase in price, however many other companies went through similar fluctuations in input costs without the same disastrous results. So, what went wrong with pricing at Pilgrim’s Pride? To answer this question, we will examine Pilgrim’s Pride pricing at the industry level, market level, and transaction level.

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Learning from Berkshire Hathaway Part 1

By Tim J. Smith, PhD October 1, 2008

Acquiring with a marketer’s eye Another in a series of white papers for M&A Professionals Summary: If you have been following along…

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Prices in Flux

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 1, 2008

These are exciting times.  Prices are in flux.  Many companies are raising prices, some easily, others not so much, and still others…

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“Top 100 Brands!” Quiz

By James T. Berger January 1, 2008

It’s time to play The Wiglaf Journal’s annual “Top 100 Brands” quiz. All information is generated by the annual Interbrand/Business Week report…

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Price Discipline in Declining Markets: Coffee Roasters

By Tim J. Smith, PhD August 1, 2007

When industries decline, it is tempting for competitors to make a dash for regaining lost volumes by slashing prices.  But, are price…

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