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Every business should determine its own standards for success when evaluating the attractiveness of a market, since every industry has its unique circumstances. Criteria that influence Segment Attractiveness include:

  • Market Growth (Market Size, Growth Rate, Market Potential)
  • Competitive Intensity (Number of Companies, Ease of Entry, Substitutes)
  • Market Access (Customer Familiarity, Channel Access, Company Fit)

While benchmarking based on criteria is beneficial in capturing the qualitative aspects of a market situation, the profit potential must also be assessed for all segments deemed attractive based on their market attractiveness indexes.

Segmentation Application

  • Provide a brief description of your chosen product/service. (This should be used throughout the class.)”Currently, there are many franchises that sell fast food which in most cases is not healthy owing to the quality and type of food used. However, the fast food store in this case aims at ensuring that people are able to access quick and most importantly healthy food at an affordable price. This is because a majority of people hardly have time to prepare healthy food due to inflexible work schedules. In addition to this, students find it difficult to prepare themselves a healthy meal due to lack of time or interest (DiPietro, Roseman & Ashley, 2006). As such, this business is able to focus majorly on the youth and those who are working, ensuring they are able to attend to their interests but at the same time remain healthy.
    Essentially, the fact that the food will be quick to prepare makes it easy for the working class and students to access it (DiPietro, Roseman & Ashley, 2006). This is because they will not have to wait for long hours for their meal to be prepared, which would translate to them missing out on work time. Secondly, the fact that the food is healthy ensures that they get all the nutrients they require to carry out their daily activities without depriving the body any nutrients. As such, this would translate to healthy individuals who are energetic making it ideal for this target group. ”
  • Analyze customer needs for the target product
  • Discuss Segmentation Strategies based on two real competitors’ market position
  • Devise a niche marketing strategy that would be appropriate for your company’s product.

Gap Analysis, Benchmarking & Competitive Advantage

  • Implement a Gap Analysis of Two Competitors. Discuss how the findings would be used.
  • Develop Competitor and Competitive Benchmarking.
    • Competitor benchmarking involves identifying a business’s main competitors and then comparing itself against them in key performance areas. Competitive benchmarking involves going outside a business’s market or industry to study a company that excels in an area where the business is deficient.
  • Devise Strategies to Achieve Competitive Advantage for the Company

This is the main part of the assignment and requires extensive critical thinking. Do not rely on summarizing information; instead explain based on the definition of each virtue and vice how they apply to your chosen leader. Use your library articles to provide support for the analysis. Use the template and divide your paper into clear sections with headings based on each of the virtues and vices you are discussing.

Using articles primarily from Trident Online Library’s full-text databases (like Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, and/or ProQuest Central), research the chosen topic and create a well-balanced 4- to 5-page submission that demonstrates evidence of critical thinking. Remember that this means your paper should not be just a summary of the articles and book chapters that you read, but rather an in-depth analysis that is supported by quality, professional, and graduate-level research.

Do not use any quotations. Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and reference the sources in APA format. The paper should be written in third person; this means words like “I”, “we”, and “you” are not appropriate. For more information see Differences Between First and Third Person.

  • cover page
  • A 4- to 5-page paper with APA citations (2- to 3-sentence introduction, body and 2- to 3-sentence conclusion)
  • The reference list page in APA format