Unit 205 Principles Of Marketing Paper

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Ceje Davis American Intercontinental University Unit 5 Individual Project MKTG 205 – Principles of Marketing 12/14/2014 Abstract Starbucks Incorporated has become a regular from the coffee shop to your own home, and even across the world. The company wide marketing as worked for the last 30 years and will continue to grow as coffee becomes more popular around the world. Starbucks Incorporated Introduction Starbucks is an international coffeehouse franchise company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It is the world’s largest coffeehouse and coffee chain with 11,500 stores in the United States, and more than 20,000 stores worldwide in 55 countries. Starbucks locations serve hot and cold beverages, whole-bean coffee, micro- ground instant coffee, full leaf teas, pastries, and snacks. Most of the stores also sell…show more content…
This means the company utilizes more than one distribution design. The main distribution channel is through direct retail system in company-owned stores. They import and process coffee and then sell it under their own brand name in their own stores. Starbucks also sells its products in supermarkets and shopping centers. Additionally, Starbucks has distribution agreements with office coffee supplier, hotels, and airlines. Using a variety of distribution channels allows the company to reach a wider market, however the company needs to be careful with this approach due to the potential channel of conflict. Implementation of Pricing Strategy Starbucks is the leader of the coffee market. As an individual company, it controls several times more market than any of its competitors. More than just a high priced coffee shop, Starbucks offers a combination of quality, authority, and relative value. The company sets it price on a simple idea: high value a moderate costs. Starbucks also spends a lot of time and energy on differentiating itself from the competition.

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