1.Identify its international markets
US and North America identified
Distribution network 44 states.
Size initially estimated 20-30 thousand cartons to 100 thousand cartons, reality was 20 to 200 thousand. o
Annual sales $3 million.
Some regional supermarkets hoping to expand to majors.
Some beginning sales.
2.Describe and analyse the reason for its international expansion
Increase sales/find new markets domestic market oversupplied
Minimise competitive risk
Economies of scale
Cushioning economic cycle
High cost of labour and land in US.
3.Explaing the influences on this business in the global market Political
Tensions between free trade and protection
Globalisation seeing removal of barriers
Eg. Quotas, tariffs, subsidies statistics
Exports of wine have increased from 3% of sales to 52% of sales in 2002. this equals $2.3 billion dollars or 414 million litres
US greatest source of export growth
Australia's export policy has led to major reforms in the Australian wine industry
Rationalisation of wine production' leading to overall efficiency giving them cost advantages over their competitors and reshaping of distribution lines.
4th largest wine exported in the world with 5% of global market International organisations and treaties
1994 Uruguay multilateral agreement (WTO)
Agreement to reduce protection on agricultural products (wines/grapes) by 36% by 2000
UK has the largest export market of wine
US and Australia have strong trade relations and trade agreements War in the Middle East
Weak economic conditions
Global markets have been increasingly integrated
Growing demand for mass market, high quality wines and a recognisable brand
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