There are 2 parts to this Assignment:
Part 1 concerns New Product Development at GaGa’s:
New products have a purpose in the marketplace, which is to maintain growth and profitability and to replace outdated products in the marketplace. In this Assignment, you will learn how Jim King and his wife decided to create the company GaGa’s Inc. using the product Sherbetter, a frozen desert product line. GaGa’s quickly expanded the product line from just Lemon to several other flavors as well as Sherbetter bars. In the video on how GaGa’s Inc. engaged in the new product development process, you will learn about the struggles of branding, line extensions, and other aspects of marketing a new product in the frozen dessert market (Lamb et al., 2014).
Part 2 concerns Distribution or Place at New Balance® Hubway:
New Balance® Hubway is a bike sharing system in the Boston area that uses automated stations to provide a bike service to people looking to go short distances. In this clip, New Balance Hubway employees discuss how the retailing model works for Hubway, and how the difference between brick and mortar and e-business models allowed them to succeed in the Boston area. Execute the Assignment to demonstrate your understanding of the distribution component of the marketing mix (Lamb et al., 2014).
For both parts you will:
Watch a video:
Part 1: ©GaGa’s Inc.
Part 2: New Balance® Hubway
Using research from Chapter 11 (Part 1) and Chapters 13 and 14 (Part 2 ) in your textbook, answer the questions on GaGa’s Inc. and Hubway in the 2 templates provided below for parts 1 and 2.
Review the grading rubric below before beginning this activity. For additional help with your writing and APA citation, please visit the Kaplan University Writing Center accessed in the home area of this course. Compose your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as (Example: TAllen-MT219 Assignment-Unit 8.docx). Submit your file by selecting the Unit 8: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 8.
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