Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structure’

  • Oligopoly Campbell's Soup

    Are You Buying Less Soup?

    Jan 9, 14 • 816 Views • No Comments

    Canned food used to be aspirational. The ads in 1918 said that easy-to-use canned foods gave Mom more time to play with the kids. Canned Foods were healthy. They were versatile. You can see where we are going. A perfect way for a firm to convey a special......  [read more]

  • airplanes and WestJet "Christmas Miracle"

    The WestJet “Christmas Miracle”

    Dec 14, 13 • 874 Views • No Comments

    During an airport check-in, passengers on 2 WestJet flights to Calgary told a virtual Santa what they wanted for Christmas. They boarded, took off, probably forgot Santa entirely. But then, calling it their “Christmas Miracle,” WestJet greeted......  [read more]

  • Amazon and Innovation

    Should the US Postal Service Be a Monopoly?

    Nov 14, 13 • 738 Views • No Comments

    The 5-digit zip code is rather amazing. Introduced by the US Postal Service in 1963, it became the key to automation. Whereas a single person could sort, at most, a letter in one second or 3600 an hour, zip codes meant machines could take over. Once we had......  [read more]

  • For cost and calories, Coca-Cola thinking at the margin

    Is “MexiCoke” Making a Mistake?

    Nov 8, 13 • 2431 Views • No Comments

    In Nevada convenience store coolers, at Wal-Mart or Costco, people empty the shelves the minute the Mexican Coca-Cola arrives. Coke says the glass bottle is the reason. Coca-Cola drinkers say they prefer “MexiCoke” because it is made with sugar......  [read more]

  • Ice cream stores

    Oligopoly: Selling Ice Cream in Finland

    Aug 30, 13 • 712 Views • No Comments

    The first Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Store was in a renovated garage near the University of Vermont. According to Ben and Jerry, ice cream and Vermont winters complement each other because you feel warmer when the inside of your body and the outside......  [read more]