Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structures’

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    Brand Matters

    May 11, 11 • 262 Views • No Comments

    Not so long ago, an apple was just a piece of fruit and a “google’ (actually spelled googol) was 10 raised to the 100th power. Mention apple today and most of us think of iPhones and iMacs. However, Apple is not just a technology company. As with...  [read more]

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    Coupon Economics

    Apr 16, 11 • 281 Views • No Comments

    When Starbucks raised its prices during the beginning of 2010, it lowered the price of a tall regular to $1.70. But, if you wanted a splash of foam, a shot of espresso, or a touch of flavor, the addition could be expensive. For a triple grande soy vanilla...  [read more]

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    Restaurant Economics

    Apr 10, 11 • 250 Views • No Comments

    For a new restaurant in Chicago, Next, no one is sitting at the phone taking reservations. Instead, online, you can buy a ticket for a table seating 2 or 4 (not 3 or 5). According to Chicago Magazine, the tickets are nonrefundable, include the tip and tax,...  [read more]

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    Salad Bar Economics

    Mar 22, 11 • 347 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes a salad bar is about much more than lunch. According to the NY Times Magazine, it can also be about value when you compare the salad bar to the produce aisle. If, as at the Whole Foods in Manhattan, you pay $7.99/lb. for your salad, you should avoid...  [read more]

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    Soda Wars

    Mar 18, 11 • 459 Views • No Comments

    Diet Coke just pushed Pepsi out of the #2 spot in soda sales. Other soda facts… As reported by Beverage-Digest, Coke (17%) remains the most popular carbonated soft drink with Diet Coke (9.9%) next and then Pepsi (9.5%) and Mt. Dew (6.8%). The number...  [read more]