Business Competition

Case interview question type: Business Competition

  • Cubic Considers Selling Smart Transportation Business

    Case Type: operations strategy; business competition. Consulting Firm: Alvarez Marsal final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: software, information technology (IT); transportation. Case Interview Question #01372: Our client, Cubic ...

  • How to Draw Value Chain for an Ice Cream Start-up Business

    Case Type: industry analysis; business competition; finance and economics. Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages; small business, startups. Case Interview Quest...

  • Kimberly-Clark Huggies to Respond to Pampers Premium

    Case Type: marketing; business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: ZS Associates first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: household goods, consumer products. Case Interview Question #01350: The Procter & Gamble Compa...

  • Ultrapar Considers Entering Surfactants Market in China

    Case Type: industry analysis; market entry; business competition. Consulting Firm: Cornerstone Research final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: chemicals. Case Interview Question #01314: Your client Ultra Group (NYSE: UGP) is a Bra...

  • GSK to Assess Malaria Vaccine Market in South Africa

    Case Type: market entry; business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: ClearView Healthcare Partners first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences; government, public sector....

  • Discover Responds to Lowered APR of American Express

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; operations strategy. Consulting Firm: American Express first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: financial services; credit cards. Case Interview Question #01301: Your client Mr....

  • Newbury Supermarket to Optimize Store Offerings

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; supply chain optimization; operations strategy Consulting Firm: LEK Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: retail; supermarket. Case Interview Question #01279: Newb...

  • Circuit City Trying to Develop a Winning Retail Model

    Case Type: industry analysis; business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: AlixPartners first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: consumer electronics; retail. Case Interview Question #01277: Your client Circuit City ...

  • Orange UK to Merge With T-Mobile UK to Form Joint Venture

    Case Type: mergers and acquisitions (M&A); business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Oliver Wyman first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications, network. Case Interview Question #01260: The year is 2...

  • Verizon to Enter Canadian Telecommunications Market

    Case Type: market entry; business competition, competitive response; industry analysis Consulting Firm: Samsung Global Strategy Group (GSG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications, network. Case Interview Questio...

  • Potash Producer Karnalyte Resources to Liquidate Assets

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; industry analysis. Consulting Firm: Samsung Global Strategy Group (GSG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: chemical industry. Case Interview Question #01216: Our client K...

  • Kryptonite Mining Firm IMC Global to Buy Competitor

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; merger & acquisition (M&A). Consulting Firm: Mercer first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: mining & metals production. Case Interview Question #01212: Your client IMC Global (...

  • Merck Canada to Compete in Generic Painkiller Market

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; new business. Consulting Firm: ClearView Healthcare Partners first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences. Case Interview Question...

  • Citizens Bank of Canada Responds to Competitive Threat

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Capital One first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: banking; financial services. Case Interview Question #01207: Your client Citizens Bank of Canada is a Canad...

  • Emergent BioSolutions to Look for Ways to Grow

    Case Type: growth; business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: IMS Health Consulting Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences. Case Interview Question #01172...

  • How to Win a Price War in a Duopoly Market?

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: AlixPartners first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: None Case Interview Question #01065: Two companies (Your client and its competit...

  • Brown-Forman Launches Targeted Marketing to Win Back Customers

    Case Type: increase sales; business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: AlixPartners first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: alcohol. Case Interview Question #01048: The client Brown-Forman Corporation is a multi-bi...

  • Vietnam Tire Maker Facing Strong Foreign Competitions

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Samsung Global Strategy Group (GSG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing; automotive, motor vehicles. Case Interview Question #0...

  • Bausch & Lomb to Sell More Contact Lenses via Doctor's Office

    Case Type: improve profitability; business competition, competitive benchmark. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #00963: Your...

  • Dyno Nobel to Adjust Ammonium Nitrate Explosives Price

    Case Type: pricing; business competition. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: chemicals; engineering, construction. Case Interview Question #00945: Your client Dyno Nobel (ASX: IPL) is a manufacturer...

  • Bausch & Lomb Responds to Threat of Disposable Lens

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; new product, new technology. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #00939: Our c...

  • Loblaws Responds to Walmart's Expansion into Canada

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: retail. Case Interview Question #00907: Your client Loblaws is the largest discount retaile...

  • Treasure Island Communications to Deal with Deregulation

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; math problem. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications. Case Interview Question #00889: Barbados is a sovereign island c...

  • Salix Pharmaceuticals to Expand Multi-symptom Product Line

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Navigant Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences. Case Interview Question #00881: Our client Sali...

  • Kenyan Beer Company Entered Tanzanian Market

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00842: Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanz...

  • DHL Express to Partner with Competitor Express Ship

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: freight delivery, shipping services. Case Interview Question #00825: Your client DHL Express is a ma...

  • Cordis Responds to Competitor's Price Cut

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; operations strategy Consulting Firm: IMS Health Consulting Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #00808: Our...

  • Trader Joe’s Opens More Stores to Regain Market Share

    Case Type: increase sale, increase market share; business competition. Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: retail. Case Interview Question #00798: Our client Trader Joe's i...

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Prepares for Upcoming Deregulation

    Case Type: industry analysis; competitive response. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: utilities; energy. Case Interview Question #00766: The client is The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (...

  • Luxury Bus Company LimoLiner to Launch Low-cost Bus Line

    Case Type: new business; business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Deloitte Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: transportation. Case Interview Question #00760: Your client LimoLiner is a Northeast-...

  • Applebee's Restaurant to Focus on Family Dinner Customers

    Case Type: business competition; business turnaround. Consulting Firm: OC&C Strategy Consultants first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: restaurant & food service. Case Interview Question #00748: Your client is the owner of...

  • Wireless Carrier VoiceDirect Cut Price to Match Competitors

    Case Type: business competition; business turnaround. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications & network. Case Interview Question #00743: Our consulting firm is hired by the...

  • Growing Competitions Push Blue Sky Studios to Innovate

    Case Type: increase sales; business competition. Consulting Firm: Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: entertainment; mass media. Case Interview Question #00706: Blue Sky Studios is an American com...

  • IBM to Sell Personal Computer Division to Lenovo Group

    Case Type: industry analysis; business competition, competitive analysis Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) second round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: computers; software, information technology (IT). Case Interview ...

  • How to Turn Around a Whataburger Fast Food Restaurant?

    Case Type: business turnaround; competition. Consulting Firm: Alvarez & Marsal first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: restaurant & food service. Case Interview Question #00666: Whataburger is a privately held, American reg...

  • ExxonMobil to Attach More Grocery Stores to Gas Stations

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC) first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: oil, gas & petroleum industry. Case Interview Question #00663: Your ...

  • Lamination Film Producer D&K Group to Match Competitor Price

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Huron Consulting Group second round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: materials. Case Interview Question #00650: Our client D&K Group is a leading manufacturer o...

  • Caesars Entertainment to Open a New Casino in Philadelphia

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: Simon Kucher & Partners (SKP) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: entertainment; tourism, hospitality, lodging. Case Interview Question #00646: The client ...

  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer to Raise Newspaper Price Back to $1

    Case Type: business competition; improve profitability. Consulting Firm: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: publishing, mass media & communications. Case Interview Question #00638...

  • Hannaford to Improve Supermarket Shopping Experience

    Case Type: business competition; increase sales. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: retail; general merchandisers. Case Interview Question #00622: Our client Hannaford is a regio...

  • PepsiCo to Grow Market Share in Food Service Industry

    Case Type: increase market share; business competition. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting final round job interview. Industry Coverage: food and beverage; restaurant & food service. Case Interview Question #00600: The client PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE...

  • Elgin Sweeper Company to Scale Back Production

    Case Type: improve profitability; business competition. Consulting Firm: KPMG Advisory final round job interview. Industry Coverage: environment & waste management; industrial equipment. Case Interview Question #00594: Our client Federal Signa...

  • Colt Responds to Beretta's Entry to U.S. Market

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; increase sales. Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round job interview. Industry Coverage: aerospace & defense. Case Interview Question #00553: Our client Colt's Man...

  • Competition Heats Up Between Navarro Pharmacies & CVS

    Case Type: business competition. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical; retail. Case Interview Question #00533: Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Inc., frequently referred to ...

  • La Poste Benchmarks Operating Costs Against Peers

    Case Type: business competition, competitive benchmarking; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Oliver Wyman second round job interview. Industry Coverage: government & public sector; freight delivery, shipping services. Case Interview Question #004...

  • ACE Hardware Accesses The Threat of Home Depot

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response. Consulting Firm: FTI Consulting first round job interview. Industry Coverage: retail. Case Interview Question #00478: ACE Hardware Corporation is a hardware retailers' cooperative based in the...

  • Rebar Steel Producer TAMCO Responds to New Competitor

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: NERA Economic Consulting first round job interview. Industry Coverage: metals production; manufacturing Case Interview Question #00477: TAMCO Steel, Inc. is a re...

  • Marriott Upgrades Service to Compete with Four Seasons

    Case Type: operations strategy; business competition. Consulting Firm: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants second round summer internship interview. Industry Coverage: tourism, hospitality, lodging. Case Interview Question #00465: Four Seasons Hote...

  • Deutsche Post Forecast 20% Drop in Revenue After Deregulation

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Freight Delivery, Shipping Services. Case Interview Question #00426: Our client is Deutsche Post AG (FWB: DPW...

  • Sears Department Stores to Improve After-sale Service

    Case Type: business competition; improve profitability. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting first round job interview. Industry Coverage: retail; general merchandisers. Case Interview Question #00420: The client is the CFO of Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD...

  • Publix Feels Threatened by WalMart Supercenters

    Case Type: business competition, competitive threat. Consulting Firm: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants first round job interview. Industry Coverage: retail; general merchandisers. Case Interview Question #00418: Publix Super Markets, Inc. is a s...

  • Akzo Nobel Deals with Competitve Threat of New Substitute

    Case Type: business competition, competitive threat. Consulting Firm: Mars & Co 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: chemical; foods; oil & gas. Case Interview Question #00415: The client Akzo Nobel N.V. (Euronext: AKZA) is a multin...

  • C&S Wholesale Grocers Trying to Increase Profit Margin

    Case Type: improve profitability; business competition, competitive benchmarking Consulting Firm: Ernst & Young (EY) Advisory first round job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00401: Your client C&...

  • Alstom to Add Overnight Delivery Service for Circuit Breakers

    Case Type: increase market share; business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting first round job interview. Industry Coverage: industrial equipment; electronics & semiconductors. Case Interview Question #00399...

  • After Deregulation, ComEd Preps for Competitive Environment

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company second round job interview. Industry Coverage: utilities. Case Interview Question #00397: Bain was hired by Commonwealth Edison (commonly known as ComEd). It...

  • PC Giant Compaq Losing Its Market Share to Dell

    Case Type: increase sales/market share; business competition. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting first round job interview. Industry Coverage: Computers, Office Equipment. Case Interview Question #00396: This case is set in the late 1990s. Our ...

  • Diamond Foods Improves Profit Margin for Its Snack Foods

    Case Type: improve profitability; business competition, competitive benchmarking Consulting Firm: Ernst & Young (EY) Advisory first round job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00381: Your client Diamo...

  • Whirlpool Improves Profitability by Cutting Material Cost

    Case Type: improve profitability; business competition, competitive benchmarking Consulting Firm: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: consumer electronics; household goods. Case Interview Question #00378:...

  • HP to Grab U.S. Printer Market Share from Competitors

    Case Type: increase sales/market share; business competition. Consulting Firm: OC&C Strategy Consultants 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Computers & Office Equipment. Case Interview Question #00374: Our client Hewlett Packard C...

  • OfficeMax to Separate Shipping Charges from Retail Price

    Case Type: reduce costs; business competition, competitive benchmark. Consulting Firm: Aon Hewitt first round job interview. Industry Coverage: office supplies; retail. Case Interview Question #00360: Your client OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX) is an Americ...

  • Comcast Feels the Threat from DirecTV's Satellite TV

    Case Type: business competition, competitive threat. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company first round job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications & network. Case Interview Question #00359: The President & CEO of Comcast commissions you to ...

  • NRG Energy Considers Entering Telecommunications Market

    Case Type: new business; business competition. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney final round job interview. Industry Coverage: energy industry; utilities; telecommunications. Case Interview Question #00352: Our client NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) is an...

  • Scotch Whisky Johnnie Walker Develops Marketing Strategy

    Case Type: marketing; business competition. Consulting Firm: Fidelity Business Consulting (FBC) Group 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: tobacco & alcohol; food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00351: Your client Diageo plc (...

  • UPC Broadband to Launch Wireless Service in Austria

    Case Type: market entry; business competition/competitive response; pricing Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) final round job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications & network. Case Interview Question #00345: It’s 2:30 a...

  • Tesco Experiences Sales & Market Share Decline in UK

    Case Type: increase sales/market share; business competition. Consulting Firm: Ernst & Young (EY) 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages; retail; general merchandisers. Case Interview Question #00330: The client Tesco plc (LS...

  • AbitibiBowater Seeking Sustainable Competitive Advantage

    Case Type: business competition/competitive benchmarking. Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: forestry, timber & paper products. Case Interview Question #00322: The client AbitibiBowater ...

  • Hedge Fund D.E. Shaw & Co to Change Its Fee Structure

    Case Type: business competition/competitive benchmarking; improve profitability. Consulting Firm: Capital One 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: financial services. Case Interview Question #00320: You are consulting to D. E. Shaw & Co., a...

  • Ford Kills Competing Models in Fear of Cannibalization

    Case Type: business competition; operations strategy. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: automotive, motor vehicles. Case Interview Question #00319: The client Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a multinational ...

  • National Grid USA Faces Fierce Competition After Deregulation

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Hitachi Consulting 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: utilities; energy industry. Case Interview Question #00315: Your client National Grid USA is a subsidia...

  • Siemens Energy Facing Strong Competition from GE Energy

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Towers Watson 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Energy. Case Interview Question #00308: Your client is Siemens AG (FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI). Siemens is a global engineerin...

  • Branded Cookie Maker Nabisco Assess Private Label Threat

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney final round job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00299: Your client Nabisco (National Biscuit Company) is a U.S. based ...

  • Del Monte Foods Assesses Usage of Canned Fruit

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Ernst & Young (EY) Advisory first round job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00269: Del Monte Foods is an American food production a...

  • How London-Paris Eurostar Trains Affect Airline Industry?

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) final round job interview. Industry Coverage: transportation; airlines; railroads & trains. Case Interview Question #00239: On May 6, 1994, the Channe...

  • Oral-B Responds to Competitor's Battery Powered Spinbrush

    Case Type: new product; business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Booz & Company 1st round internship interview. Industry Coverage: household goods & consumer products; electronics. Case Interview Question #00218: Your cl...

  • Delphi Weighs Possible Partnership with Continental in Europe

    Case Type: mergers & acquisitions; business competition. Consulting Firm: OC&C Strategy Consultants final round job interview. Industry Coverage: automotive, motor vehicles; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00211: The client Delphi Corp...

  • Kodak to Improve Profit Margin for Digital Cameras

    Case Type: business turnaround; business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Booz & Company final round job interview. Industry Coverage: electronics; consumer products. Case Interview Question #00205: The client Eastman Kodak Compa...

  • Unilever Should Not Lower Price for Its Dove Soap

    Case Type: increase sale/market share; business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Cognizant Business Consulting (CBC) first round job interview. Industry Coverage: household goods & consumer products. Case Interview Question #0020...

  • Yahoo Responds to Google's YouTube Acquisition

    Case Type: mergers & acquisitions; business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Company) final round job interview. Industry Coverage: E-commerce, Online Business; Software, Information Technology. ...

  • Progressive Launch Pay As You Go Auto Insurance

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response; new product. Consulting Firm: ZS Associates 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Insurance: Property & Casualty. Case Interview Questions #00114: Your client Progressive Corporation (NY...

  • Optimize Distribution of Ice Cream Stands on the Beach

    Case Type: business competition. Consulting Firm: Novantas 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: Food & Beverages; Small Business. Case Interview Questions #00112: Imagine that there are two ice cream stands that service a hot beach on the ...

  • Prudential UK Responds to New Competitors

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: Insurance: Life & Health. Case Interview Questions #00085: Your client Prudential plc (NYSE: PUK, LSE: P...

  • Alcoa Assess Cost Curve to Gain Competitive Advantage

    Case Type: business competition; industry analysis. Consulting Firm: Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Company) 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: Mining & Metals Production. Case Interview Questions #00060: You were hired by Alcoa Inc. (NY...

  • The Rise and Fall of PeopleExpress Airlines

    Case Type: industry analysis; business competition. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Airlines. Case Interview Questions #00053: The airline industry is characterized by low returns and stiff competition. In...

  • Boeing Felt Threatened by the Rise of Airbus

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: ZS Associates 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Airlines; Aerospace & Defense. Case Interview Questions #00041: You are consulting to the CEO of the Boeing Compan...

  • Battle of the Brands: Coca-Cola versus Pepsi

    Case Type: business competition; industry analysis. Consulting Firm: Brattle Group 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: Food & Beverages. Case Interview Questions #00035: Coca Cola is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca Cola Compan...

  • Sealed Air to Assess Strategic Outlook in Packaging Materials

    Case Type: business competition/competitive response. Consulting Firm: AlixPartners 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: Containers & Packaging; Chemical Industry. Case Interview Questions #00015: Your client Sealed Air Corporation (NYS...

  • Pizza Hut Entering Home Pizza Delivery Business in Paris

    Case Type: market entry/new market; business competition; market sizing. Consulting Firm: Capgemini 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Restaurant & Food Service. Case Interview Questions #00012: Your client Pizza Hut is an American restau...

  • Panasonic VCR Sales Driven Down by the Rising of DVD

    Case Type: industry analysis; business competition. Consulting Firm: KPMG Consulting 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: Electronics; Entertainment. Case Interview Questions #00003: Your client Panasonic VCR is a subsidiary company of Jap...

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