Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structures’

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    Restaurant Economics

    Apr 10, 11 • 325 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 • 439 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 • 596 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]

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    Search Engine Competition

    Feb 14, 11 • 419 Views • No Comments

    Reading about Lillian Virginia Mountweasel in the 1975 edition of the New Columbia Encyclopedia, you would have discovered that she, a fountain designer and rural mailbox photographer, died in an explosion when working for Combustibles magazine.  But she......  [read more]

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    V.O.D. Wars

    Sep 27, 10 • 350 Views • No Comments

    Usually, for an average of 120 days, theaters have an exclusive right to show a movie. Then, for about $4.99 we can use video-on-demand to see it on television. It sounds simple but so much more is happening. It all relates to competition. The first step was......  [read more]