FMK 310 Brand Strategy (3 credits)
This course addresses the brand management challenge of designing and implementing the best combination of marketing variables to cant’ out a food company’s strategy in its target markets. This course presents an integrative, dynamic view of competitive brand strategy applicable to supplier, manufacturer, distributor and retailer levels in the supply chain. It focuses on understanding, developing and evaluating brand strategies that yield a distinctive competitive advantage based on customer, and competitor analysis will be presented and applied in various situations throughout the course. Topics include strategies for pioneering brands, strategies for late entry, growth strategies, strategies for mature and declining markets, and defensive marketing strategies.