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South Delaware Coors, Inc. represents an interesting marketing situation for three reasons: the issue in the case is clear-cut while data needed to solve the issue requires conceptualization and insight; the case contains elements common to most feasibility decisions (estimates of industry demand, market share, investments, costs, and resulting performance are required); and the case requires students to develop actionable decisions based on the research information. Two problems are present in the case. The first is a decision on what research should be conducted by Manson and Associates to allow Larry Brownlow to estimate the feasibility of a Coors distributorship for a two-count area in Delaware. The second problem is a decision on whether or not the distributorship is feasible or, in other words, a go/no-go decision by Brownlow regarding his application. This problem is largely implicit in the case, but it is the problem you are to address in your analysis. In fact, you should employ the following problem statement in your case report: “Does the South Delaware Coors distributorship offer sufficient investment potential given Mr. Brownlow’s current business and personal situation?” Attached you will find the results of all studies mentioned in the case. You may employ any or all of these to make your recommendation. Do not worry about exceeding Mr. Brownlow’s research budget. We will assume that he has sufficienct funds to commission all available studies.

Information in this case guide is adopted from materials developed by the authors of the text and is used with permission.


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