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Grolsch Case Study

...Grolsch Analysis In November of 2007, SAB Miller purchased Royal Grolsch N.V. to develop their premium beer product line. Grolsch has two main brand families: Grolsch premium Lager and Amsterdam. The takeover gives SAB Miller the ability to attack the premium beer market with an established and standardized brand that has grown globally (21st largest global brand in 2007) with a differentiated taste and packaging strategy. In this analysis, I will evaluate the reasons for Grolsch’s global expansion, their ability to adapt their pricing, distribution, advertising, and distribution to global demand and their strategy to evaluate the potential of entering new markets with MABA (Market Attractiveness, Business Assessment framework). I will also suggest a strategy moving forward under SAB Miller’s command. Reasons for Global Expansion One reason Grolsch went global was to reduce the company's reliance on local and national markets. In the 1960s-70s, the domestic market in the Netherlands began to shrink as Heineken and Amstel merged and took ownership of 50% of the Dutch market and 70% of exports. In addition, according to Exhibit 13, total consumption in the Netherlands decreased from 2000 (13.23 Million Hls) to 2005 (12.75 million Hls). In 2007, Grolsch’s home market of the Netherlands accounted for only half of its total volume and 65% of its revenue. Grolsch only owned 13% of the volume in the Netherlands alongside Bavaria (17%), Heineken/Amstel (46%), and Interbrew......

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Grolsch

...PANKAJ GHEMAWAT JORDAN MITCHELL SM – 1529 – E O – 308 - 029 Grolsch: Growing Globally In November 2007, SAB Miller, the world´s second largest brewer,1 announced the friendly takeover of the world’s 51st largest, Royal Grolsch N.V. of the Netherlands, for €816m in cash - 84% more than Grolsch’s value over the previous month. Nick Fell, SABMiller’s Marketing Director, explained the logic of the deal: “[Grolsch is] a fantastic brand. It’s North European, it’s a fantastic product, it’s got unimpeachable brewing credentials and authenticity and credibility. And it’s a damn good product. So for anybody interested in developing their premium beer business, this is an absolute peach of a brand to get hold of… we see huge potential for it in our global footprint, particularly in markets like Latin America and Africa where we’ve got a strong route to market but where the premium beer business is still in its infancy.”2 Grolsch had hitherto focused on developed markets, particularly the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, in pursuit of its goal of becoming one of the world’s top 10 global beer brands. Groslch was already the world’s 21st largest global brand, measured by international (nondomestic) volume (see Exhibit 1). International volume had grown to account for slightly over onehalf of total volume and, going forward, seemed to offer much more potential. Drinkers often rated Grolsch higher than larger brands, including Heineken, the top global brand as well......

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Case Study

...University of Phoenix Material Case Study Analysis Paper Prepare a 1,400 to 1,750-word case study analysis paper based on the University of Phoenix Material, “Case Study for Student Analysis,” located in Week Two of the COMM/215 page. Below is a detailed description explaining how to prepare a case study analysis paper. _____________________________________________________________________________ Typically written in narrative form, a case sets forth, in a factual manner, the events and organizational circumstances surrounding a particular managerial situation. Placing the reader at the scene of the action, the real events presented provide an opportunity to help evaluate alternative courses of action. Case analysis is used in academics to help you demonstrate your ability to evaluate situations critically, to apply concepts you have learned in a class, to solve problems, and to communicate your findings and conclusions. The purpose of this exercise is to introduce you to case studies and the analysis process, and to a proper format for writing the case study analysis report. Try not to worry about trying to find the "right answer" to a case. Usually, there is no single right answer. Most cases are intentionally ambiguous and can be viewed from many different perspectives. Several feasible solutions are usually available to any give case. The best solution is the one you can best support with thoughtful analysis, logical arguments, and substantiating evidence from......

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...This case study is an excellent example of how different types of parties can be brought together in a large scale transaction and how the original energy of those early meetings can be lost over time. I imagine that when Anthony Athanas was purchasing those old piers back in the 1960s many, if not all, of his colleagues, friends, and family members told him that he was off his rocker. I’m sure Athanas was looking at this land as his family’s ticket to financial prosperity and somewhat of a legacy that he could leave to his descendants for years and years to come. One of the items I wish the case would have divulged is the amount of money that Athanas had invested in the properties. For me this information would have given an insight to his net worth and how much he had riding on this investment. I assume it was substantial given his actions later in the process. Twenty years later Athanas’ dreams came true and all those naysayers were more than likely green with envy. The amount of pride Athanas’ had in his investment at that moment had to have been insurmountable. Being approached by a big time real estate development company and their extremely wealthy client, Hyatt Corporation, must have made Athanas feel larger than life and made him feel like something he isn’t, which is a developer himself. The case doesn’t give much insight into whether Athanas had any representation or anyone consulting him throughout the process. From the beginning, I saw this as matchup...

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Grolsch

...PANKAJ GHEMAWAT JORDAN MITCHELL SM – 1529 – E O – 308 - 029 Grolsch: Growing Globally In November 2007, SAB Miller, the world´s second largest brewer,1 announced the friendly takeover of the world’s 51st largest, Royal Grolsch N.V. of the Netherlands, for €816m in cash - 84% more than Grolsch’s value over the previous month. Nick Fell, SABMiller’s Marketing Director, explained the logic of the deal: “[Grolsch is] a fantastic brand. It’s North European, it’s a fantastic product, it’s got unimpeachable brewing credentials and authenticity and credibility. And it’s a damn good product. So for anybody interested in developing their premium beer business, this is an absolute peach of a brand to get hold of… we see huge potential for it in our global footprint, particularly in markets like Latin America and Africa where we’ve got a strong route to market but where the premium beer business is still in its infancy.”2 Grolsch had hitherto focused on developed markets, particularly the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, in pursuit of its goal of becoming one of the world’s top 10 global beer brands. Groslch was already the world’s 21st largest global brand, measured by international (nondomestic) volume (see Exhibit 1). International volume had grown to account for slightly over onehalf of total volume and, going forward, seemed to offer much more potential. Drinkers often rated Grolsch higher than larger brands, including Heineken, the top global brand as well......

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Case Study

...Yin (2005) suggested that researchers should decide whether to do single-case or multiple-case studies and chose to keep the case holistic or have embedded sub-cases. This two-by-two combination can produce four basic designs for case studies. When selecting a case for a case study, researchers often use information-oriented sampling , as opposed to random sampling [3]. This is because an average case is often not the richest in information. Extreme or atypical cases reveal more information because they activate more basic mechanisms and more actors in the situation studied. In addition, from both an understanding-oriented and an action-oriented perspective, it is often more important to clarify the deeper causes behind a given problem and its consequences than to describe the symptoms of the problem and how frequently they occur. Random samples emphasizing representativeness will seldom be able to produce this kind of insight; it is more appropriate to select some few cases chosen for their validity. But this isnt always the case. Three types of information-oriented cases may be distinguished: Extreme or deviant cases Critical cases Paradigmatic cases. [edit]Critical case A critical case can be defined as having strategic importance in relation to the general problem. For example, an occupational medicine clinic wanted to investigate whether people working with organic solvents suffered brain damage. Instead of choosing a representative sample among all those......

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Case Study

...Select a case study from the University of Phoenix Material: Young and Middle Adulthood Case Studies located on the student website. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the influence the experiences have made on the person’s development. Address the following in your paper: Discuss the family, social, and intimate relationships of the person in the case study. Identify any role changes that have occurred. Explain the immediate and future effect of healthy or unhealthy habits practiced by this person. Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. University of Phoenix Material Young and Middle Adulthood Case Studies Read the following case studies in order to complete the Week Three Individual Assignment. Case Study 1: Jackson Jackson is a 25-year old male who has recently been admitted to a substance abuse program in Chicago, Illinois. He has been arrested several times for possession of a controlled substance but has not served any time in jail. He grew up in a single-parent household with his mother, Tina. Tina, 45, is employed as a high school teacher; his biological father is not involved in his life. Tina’s boyfriend, Michael, often attempts to serve as a father figure to Jackson. Jackson went to college immediately after high school, focused on a degree in chemistry. In high school, he was a good student who earned A’s and B’s in most courses. After a car accident, a slight head......

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Grolsch Case Study Analysis by Ali

...MUSTAHID ALI MBA-3 ROLL NO. 1334 [Grolsch: Growing Globally] Case analysis Grolsch: Growing Globally Q.1 Why did Grolsch Globalize and how well has it performed internationally? Reasons for Global Expansion: Grolsch faced less demand in Netherland (Home) to its products in 1970’s. At the same time its rivalry Heineken was moving impressive in an international market. Grolsch acquired German brand called as Wickuler due to which the capacity of Grolsch was doubled. Grolsch also bought Ruddles, UK brand to create distribution network for its own brands. In 1990, Eastern Europe started opening up which resulted an investment in Poland & Russia. Although Gorlsch acquired aforesaid brands Wickuler was sold to to another German brand while Bass bought Ruddles for its distribution in UK. In Poland Gorlsch took over one brewery which had to be sold due to less profitability. Asian financial crisis & devaluation of Ruble in Russia forced Gorlsch to focus on developed markets. Gorlsch entered France by setting up its own distributorship. Around 51% of the total volume of Gorlsch was from international market. Overall Gorlsch did better internationally although not best. Q.2 What are the Key Elements and Limitations on its emphasis on Adaptation? The key elements of the Grolsch adaptation strategy were in:     Pricing Promotion Operations Distribution channels Grolsch wanted to position their brand as a premium lager and charged a higher price in comparison to the......

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Case Study

...A Case Study by any Other Name Cathy Foster Liberty University   A Case Study by any other Name Researchers have different methods of observing their subjects. Among the most popular is the case study. Case studies are used a lot in psychology and one of the most famous psychologists that used case studies to detail the private lives of his patients was Sigmund Freud. What is a Case Study? “A case study is an observational method that provides a description of an individual” (Cozby & Bates, 2012). During a case study the individual is usually a person however that’s not always the situation. The case study can also be a setting, which can include a school, business, or neighborhood. A naturalistic observational study can sometimes be called a case study and these two studies can overlap (Cozby & Bates, 2012). Researchers report information from the individual or other situation, which is from a “real-life context and is in a truthful and unbiased manner” (Amerson, 2011). What are some Reasons for Using a Case Study Approach? There are different types of case studies. One reason to use a case study is when a researcher needs to explain the life of an individual. When an important historical figure’s life needs explaining this is called psychobiography (Cozby & Bates, 2012). The case study approach help answer the “how”, “what”, and “why” questions (Crowe, 2011). What are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to the Case Study Approach? Some......

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Case Study

...The Case Study Approach Linda P. Williams Liberty University Online Author Note Linda P. Williams, Department of Psychology, Liberty University Online Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Linda P. Williams, Department of Psychology, Liberty University Online, 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515, E-mail: lwilliams91@liberty.edu The Case Study Approach Introduction At some point during the pursuit of a degree psychology, the time comes when a student must learn various research techniques. One of the many approaches is case study, which this paper will focus on. Areas of discussion include reasons for using a case study, advantages/disadvantages to the approach, and ways acquire information to perform a case study. The essence of a case study A case study is used to offer a mental accounting of a person, school, neighborhood, business, or group of individuals over the course of time, way of research. It is sometimes referred to as naturalistic observation, but does not always follow the same protocol. Mental accounting is done by means of observation of various behavior or mind sets operating in their natural environment. This is noteworthy, especially when participants have a distinct disorder worthy of being studied to further the cause of research and development. Depending on the purpose of the investigation, the case study may present the individual’s history, symptoms, characteristic behaviors, reactions to......

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Sabmiller Case Study Solution

...CASE STUDY ANALYSIS March 21st 2014 CASE STUDY SABMiller CASE STUDY ANALYSIS CASE STUDY – SABMiller SABMiller SABMiller is a multinational brewing and beverage company, older than the state of South Africa, where it originated. It is the world's second-largest brewer (after AB InBev). Brands: Fosters, Grolsch, Miller Brewing Company, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell… Global Presence: It has operations in 75 countries across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. SABMiller now faces an important decision. Where to go from here? CASE STUDY ANALYSIS CASE STUDY – SABMiller Porter’s 5 Forces – Beer Industry Substitutes Very high - there are a lot of options in the market for alcoholic beverages such as: -Cider -Wine Supplier Power Low -“The Group was already large enough to use purchasing power to force down ingredient prices” - They own most of the supply chain (they buy breweries) Rivalry among competitors Intensive - Industry that keeps consolidating - ABInbev -Heineken Customers bargaining power Low Customers don’t interfere with the price-making Threat of Potential new entrants Medium to Low - Anyone can start a brewery but it is difficult to become main player - Cost advantage - Lot of capital needed - Reputation CASE STUDY ANALYSIS CASE STUDY – SABMiller SWOT Strengths Background/ History Heritage Global presence Firm's Reputation & Stability Capacity to overcome struggle Industry Knowledge......

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Case Study

...Case Study Complete Case History The patient in this case study reports being ‘sick with flu’ for 8 days. She has been vomiting, and cannot keep any liquids or food down. She also reports that she has been using antacids to help calm the nausea. After fainting at home, she was taken to the local hospital, severely dehydrated. Upon looking at her arterial blood gas result, it would appear that this patient would be suffering from metabolic alkalosis. This patient’s pH is greater than 7.45 (normal: 7.35-7.45) and her bicarbonate (HCO3) is greater than 26 (normal 22-26). Blood gases indicate that case study patient is suffering from hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis. Focused Assessment The case study patient reports being “sick with flu” for eight days. She reports vomiting several times a day and taking more the recommended dose of antacids. She reports that she fainted today at home and came to the hospital. The case study patient reports that this all started approximately eight days ago. The case study patient also reported taking excess amounts of antacids. Ingesting large amounts of this medication can cause metabolic alkalosis. When antacids are taken in large doses, the ions are unable to bind, and therefor the bicarbonate is reabsorbed and causes alkalosis (Lehne, 2013). Renal and Respiratory systems response Hypochloremic Metabolic alkalosis occurs when there is an acid loss due to prolonged vomiting which causes a decrease in the extracellular...

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Case Studies

...Case studies Name: Tutor: Course: Institution: Date: Flying to the Auto Bailout on a Private Jet Basic problems In this case study, there is wastage of resources. The CEOs of the nation's three largest automobiles uses private jets to attend the corporate public relations congress. This is wastage of resources since they are using private jets to travel when their companies are struggling to stay afloat. Ignorance is another basic problem evident in this case study. These CEOs are very ignorant. They attend the corporate public relation congress in Washington unprepared and thus appear to know nothing about their problems. The three companies, GM, Ford and Chrysler, lack the concepts of public relations. The main issues American economy is melting down. Most of the workers are losing their jobs since the companies cannot handle many workers anymore. The companies have got inadequate cash. Bankruptcy is another main issue experienced in this case study. The General Motors Company and the Chrysler can no longer pay their debts. Key decisions * According to the case study, the leaders have to come up with a new public relations strategy. * The CEOs should correct any mistakes they have made before such as using private jets to travel. * Introduce innovation in products * The auto industry of the US should promote its products. * Ensure transparency in business operations. SWOT analysis Strengths * Availability of resources for the......

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Case Study

...ASSIGNMENT GUIDANCE – NRSG258 ASSESSMENT 1: CASE STUDY Dear students here are some guidelines to assist you in writing Assessment 1: Case Study. If, after reading through these, you still have questions please post on the relevant forum. If you are still unsure then please contact your campus specific lecturer to arrange to discuss your assignment. We ask that you bring these guidelines to any meeting and highlight the areas about which you are still unsure. In this case study you do not need an introduction or conclusion for this case study of 1500 WORDS ± 10% due by midnight 8th April Turnitin. Just answer the questions. Turnitin is located in your campus specific block. Although we suggest you do your background reading in the current textbooks for basic information, the case study also requires you to find current literature/research/articles to support your discussion throughout the case study. Do NOT use Better Health Channel, WedMed, dictionaries, encyclopaedias etc. These are NOT suitable academic sources. If you use these you will not meet the criteria for this question and you will lose marks. You must follow the APA referencing format as directed by ACU in your case study and in your reference list. The Library website has examples of how to do this referencing and you can find the correct format at the end of your lectures and tutorials as well as in the free Student Study Guide. This essay should have approximately 10 relevant sources.......

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Grolsch

...TEACHING NOTE Grolsch: Growing Globally Case Synopsis Grolsch reassesses its international strategy in light of the company’s recent acquisition by SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewer. Grolsch was the 21st largest global beer brand, sold 51.5% of its volume in international markets, and exported to 70 countries. However, its poor profitability in international markets, four countries alone accounting for two-thirds of foreign sales, and churn of markets and distribution partners raised concerns about the company’s international strategy and execution. Grolsch’s 60 years of history in foreign markets provides a rich backdrop to introduce a range of international strategy topics including: performance assessment, rationale for expansion, market selection, and choice of entry mode. Suggested Assignment Questions 1. Why did Grolsch globalize, and how well has it performed internationally? 2. What are the key elements and limitations of its emphasis on adaptation, in particular? 3. What lessons does Grolsch’s history afford about where to compete? What, specifically, do you think about the MABA process? 4. What lessons does Grolsch’s history suggest about how to compete in the markets targeted— particularly about modes of entry? 5. What other changes would you suggest to Grolsch's historical strategy? 6. Will the merger with SABMiller add value—or will it be a win-lose deal? Teaching Objectives This case is intended......

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MOR492: Global StrategyCase Note Grolsch: Growing Globally1.Why did Grolsch globalize and how well has it performed internationally?Reasons why Grolsch globalize:·Grolsch achieved “stature” in the Netherlands·Grolsch was restructured under Netherlands’ law and one of its subsidiaries (Grolsch international) is solely responsible for worldwide sale and marketing of Grolsch (as well as other brands).·The swing top of Grolsch is a differentiated product and can be used as an advantage in Grolsch’s globalization. (door opner)How well it behaved:·Though Grolsch started relatively late, it has established its stature in United States, UK, andEastern Europe (Russia). Up to 2007, international sales have constituted as a main sale part of Grolsch.2.What do you think about the MABA framework?·MABA has a reasonable combination of both quantitative (total volume and total volume growth in hectoliters) and qualitative valuation (the geographical and cultural distance) of the targeted international market. The combination could clear Grolsch’s positioning and

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