Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structures’

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    Salad Bar Economics

    Mar 22, 11 • 423 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 • 567 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 • 401 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 • 339 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]

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    Khakis and Lettuce

    Apr 30, 10 • 348 Views • No Comments

    Do you remember when we only had Levi’s? Until the late 1970s when Jordache arrived in department stores, buying jeans was not about style. After that, designer jeans became a fashion statement as did their higher prices.   I wonder whether...  [read more]