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Executive summary There are 22477400 people in Australia living in eight different regions. This provides sufficient market for the soft drink manufacturers in Australia. Australian consumers consume about 2.75 billion litres of soft drinks and each Australian drinks about 119 litres of non-alcoholic beverages annually.
The overall market of soft drinks in Australia has experienced a slow but steady growth rate. Key players in the market try as much as possible to amass the market power by acquiring other similar companies in the industry. However, concentration and other market activities in Australia are regulated by The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The competition in non-alcoholic market in Australia is stiff and it is difficult for Coca Cola Amatil to increase its market share beyond 75 percent. The greatest business rivalry of the company is Schweppes, which is followed by P& N. The other major challenge facing the industry include dietary issues, which has made most health conscious consumers switch to other products to avoid consumption of the carbonated soft drinks. According to SWOT analysis proper advertising, effective and efficient distribution lines as well as competent sales force are key to success in the soft drinks market. The company requires an extra AU$42 million to finance the marketing plan. The money will be obtained from the retained earnings. Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 2.2 Consumer trends 5 3.0 Marketing objectives 15 4.0 Marketing strategies 16 5.3 Monitoring, evaluation and control 19 7.0 References 21 8.0 Appendix 23 1.0 Introduction Coca-Cola Amatil is one of the dominant market players in the Australian soft drinks market. ...
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