Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structures’

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    Abercrombie’s “Terrible, Terrible News”

    Aug 18, 11 • 408 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes the wrong people wear the right products. It just happened to Abercrombie & Fitch. Here is the story: According to the NY Times, it all began when an employee conveyed to A & F’s CEO the “terrible, terrible news” that Mike......  [read more]

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    Sole Rights?

    Aug 12, 11 • 540 Views • 2 Comments

    Suddenly, a red sole has become much more than the bottom of a shoe. The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status. Or, as stated by Mr. Louboutin, “A shoe has so much more to......  [read more]

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    Apple vs. Amazon in the Fight Over Gaga

    May 27, 11 • 390 Views • No Comments

    From a guest blogger, Frances Bird, AP econ student: Lady Gaga, America’s current pop queen sensation, is being used to boost Amazon sales, if not permanently, then temporarily. Amazon is using Lady Gaga’s recent album, Born This Way, to compete......  [read more]

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    Brand Matters

    May 11, 11 • 396 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 • 412 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]