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1) What was Jill Barad's primary goal for Mattel in 1996? What strategy did she choose in order to pursue these goals? Answer: The primary goal of Jill Barad for Mattel was to increase earning per shares by 15% per annum compounded before the effects of any acquisitions. The following are the 4 elements of her strategies: 1. Continue with the highly profitable practice of extending the company's existing brands (e.g. she had plans to further develop a line of collectible Barbie dolls); 2. Develop...

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Mattel Case

MATTEL CASE I. OVERVIEW Mattel was founded in 1945 by Elliot and Ruth Handler. The couple started out making furniture to sell out of their garage. This business was a success, but they wanted a new business approach to remain competitive in the fast-changing world. So, they turned to making toys, and Mattel became the world’s largest toy company, with a revenue of $5.8 billion and a net income of $684 million in 2010. Recently, the company commissioned Chinese companies to produce some...

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Mattel Inc

Mattel, Inc: Vendor Operations in Asia 小组成员:葛晔韬、李如妍、陈嘉、黎健兴、马迪 Introduction Mattel is a leading company in the toy industry created in 1945, which owns a number of iconic toys and renowned brands. Mattel differentiate between core and non-core products, manufacturing its core products in-house and outsourcing non-core products. And core products include Barbie, Hot Wheels products, selective Disney and Fisher Price lines, while non-core products tended to be promotional items, or toys with short...

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Mattel SWOT Analysis

Mattel SWOT analysis Strengths Strong brand portfolio. For the past 69 years Mattel has developed some well-known core brands such as, Barbie, Hot Wheels, American Girl, Thomas & Friends and Fisher-Price to become the largest toy company in the world (Hartline, M. & Ferrell, O.C., pp. 458). According to the company one Barbie is sold every 3 seconds and at least 12 dolls are owned by girls between the age of 3 and six. Because of the high acceptance of the brand, Mattel has been able to maintain...

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Mattel Case

Case Study: Real Choices at Mattel 9/25/11 1. The decision facing Mattel is whether to continue to produce their products internationally where cost are low, or produce them in the United States where costs are significantly higher but quality is better. Mattel might want to even reconsider going global if there sales are decreasing more internationally than in the United States. Mattel needs to determine how many of the products produced internationally were recalled versus the amount of...

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Mattel and Toy Safety

Mattel and Toy Safety Mattel, the world’s largest toys company, had been faced with some rough challenges due to some safety scandals revolving toy design and manufacturing in China. During August 2007 Mattel was forced to extremely recall toys due to loose magnets and excess lead found in some of the Mattel toys that posed immediate danger to the children that played with them. “Mattel voluntarily recalled 1.5 million Chinese made, Fisher-Price product, after the company learned that they...

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The Case of the Mattel Toy Company

BUSINESS 501 ETHICS The Case of the Mattel Toy Company According to the instructions for this case study, three virtues were to be chosen to identify with the case study. In keeping with the instructions, I have chosen Honesty, generosity and justice as the 3 virtues to associate with the case. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states, “A virtue such as honesty or generosity is not just a tendency to do what is honest or generous, nor is it to be helpfully specified as a “desirable” or “morally...

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Mattel and the Toy Recalls

Mattel and the Toy Recalls’ (Case A) Related information: Mattel, Inc. is a toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California. In 2010, it ranked #387 on the Fortune 500. The products and brands it produces include Fisher-Price, Barbie dolls, Monster High dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys, Masters of the Universe, American Girl dolls, board games, WWE Toys, and early-1980s video game systems. Mattel “designs, manufactures, and markets a broad variety of toy...

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Mattel and Toy Safety

of toy safety in reference to Mattel, Inc., one of the world’s leading toy makers. Mattel had ordered a series of recalls of children’s playthings that had been found to be coated with lead paint. The toy recalls had alarmed parents and consumer activists, as well as the toy industry, retailers who marketed their products, and product safety regulators. I will address the following circumstances that involved Mattel and their safety issues. Do I believe that Mattel acted in a socially responsible...

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Mattel Inc Segmentation , MKT571

Mattel Inc. Segmentation Tiffany Stoner MKT/571 August 04, 2014 Isaac Owolabi Abstract This paper is about the company Mattel and segmentation. It discusses the segmentation that the company can do for marketing their products. It will discuss demographic, psychographic, geographic and behavioral characteristics segmentations. The paper examine opportunities for a segmentation and what each segmentation means for the company. Mattel Inc. Segmentation...

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