Definition of the Problem
One Zoëcon executive stated, "The decision is basically how we can best allocate our technical, financial, and marketing resources for our IGR Compounds." Some suggestions had already been discussed informally among the executives, including, consumer market expansion with the ROACH ENDER product, pest control operator (PCO) market concentration with the ROACH ENDER, or IGR compound sales to existing firms in the consumer insecticide market. Some of these alternatives were mutually exclusive, and others were not. So, it was up to Zoëcon 's executives to use the test market data analysis, along with their knowledge and experience in the insecticide industry to decide which of the proposed alternatives will be most profitable and most appropriate according to the newly developed corporate strategy.
Summary of the Major Alternatives
Zoëcon executives are faced with the alternatives of marketing their Strike ROACH ENDER product to the consumer market or concentrating their efforts on the professional pest control market. If Zoëcon cannot make a sufficient profit then marketing their IGR compounds through other firms may be the next opportunity. Zoëcon has already introduced the Strike FLEA ENDER to the consumer market in 19 states, where the product gained an