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14.26: Assignment: Retail Pricing

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  • Your store has begun making a new meal-replacement drink—it costs $5.00 to produce a 6-pack of drinks (or $0.83.33 per drink). These drinks are being marketed as full meal replacements for individuals who are looking to lose weight. You and a small team have been tasked with pricing this product, as well as proposing the in-store display for its sale.

    For this assignment, you may work on this alone or together in partnership groups of 2–3 students if you choose.

    Part 1

    Your task is to propose a price for this new drink product. Take into account the cost of producing the product, the potential cost of transporting the product and marketing the product.

    Your company is trying something new with this product; while the store has sold this type of drink before, this is the first time they have produced such a product. Your company has had success in selling other company-branded food products but having its own branded product will be a new venture.

    Write a short essay (400 words minimum) outlining your reasoning for the price you choose. Be sure to include the specifics of production, distribution, and marketing. And the calculated profit for the selling such a product and why. Be sure to identify your target market (and why) as well.

    Part 2

    Once your price has been determined, it’s time to decide how you want to display your product in the store to encourage customers to buy it. How will you motivate your target customers to buy this new product?

    Produce a visual aid (diagram, sketch, etc.) preferably using Draw, PowerPoint, Excel, or some other software tool. Be sure your submission includes a brief description of the display that explains your rationale based on all the evidence you have acquired. Please include this visual aid and submit it along with your essay.

    Instructional Note: You will not be graded on your artistic skills, but rather the ideas behind the display. However, you should still make your proposal and presentation essay as professional as you can!

    Grading Rubric

    This assignment is worth a total of 50 points.

    Grading Rubric
    Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
    Provide price for new product 0 pts
    No price provided
    2 pts
    Price does not align with reasoning in the essay
    5 pts
    Price is provided and aligns with reasoning
    5 pts
    Turn in short pricing essay 0 pts
    Essay not provided
    7 pts
    Essay does not adequately describe the process of determining the price
    15 pts
    Essay is no more than 500 words and describes the reasoning behind the determined price
    15 pts
    Provide visual aid for product display 0 pts
    No visual aid provided
    5 pts
    Visual aid does not align with reasoning in the essay
    10 pts
    Visual aid is provided and aligns with reasoning
    10 pts
    Turn in short display essay 0 pts
    Essay not provided
    10 pts
    Essay does not adequately describe the process of determining the price
    20 pts
    Essay is no more than 500 words and describes the reasoning behind the determined display
    20 pts
    Total: 50 pts
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