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Newell Rubbermaid Strategy Analysis

NEWELL / RUBBERMAID Analysis BACKGROUND In October 1998, Newell Company was considering a merger with Rubbermaid Incorporated to form a new company, Newell Rubbermaid Incorporated. The amalgamation would be through a tax-free exchange of shares valued at $5.8 billion. Newell had three major product groupings: Hardware and Home Furnishings, Office Products, and Housewares. Rubbermaid is a renowned manufacturer of a wide range of plastic products ranging from children's toys through housewares....

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Newell Rubbermaid Upgrades

Newell Rubbermaid Upgrades Newell Rubbermaid is a varied manufacturer and marketer of a variety of high volume brand-name consumer products. The firm is divided into four business groups, which are the Rubbermaid group, Sharpie group, the Levolor/Hardware group and the Calphalon Home Groups. The Rubbermaid group consists of products such as storage containers, waste and recycling containers, cleaning products, play systems and children’s toys. Sharpie group produces writing instruments, while...

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Newell

The case is about the company Newell considering the acquisition of Rubbermaid Incorporated to develop a new company. . Rubbermaid is a manufacturer of plastic products ranging from children’s toys, house wares, to commercial items. Acquisitions are Newell’s main foundation when it comes to growing as a company and making sure every acquisition goes through the proper Newellization process to improve new businesses. Rubbermaid suffered from problems affecting the retail buyers who purchased their...

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Newell Company: The Rubbermaid Opportunity

Newell Company: The Rubbermaid Opportunity In October 1998, Newell Company was considering a merger with Rubbermaid Incorporated to form a new company, Newell Rubbermaid Incorporated. The agreement would be through a tax-free exchange of shares valued at $5.8 billion. Newell had revenues of $3.7 billion in 1998 across three major product groupings: Hardware and Home Furnishings, Office Products, and Housewares. Rubbermaid is a renowned manufacturer of a wide range of plastic products ranging from...

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Newell Company

 Newell Company: Corporate Strategy Subject Marketing Strategy SECTION B, MBA II Introduction The CEO John McDonough oversaw for Newell Company during 1998 oversaw two acquisitions. First was the acquisition of Calphalon and second was the acquisition of Rubbermaid. Calphalon was a privately held manufacturer of anodized aluminum cookware whereas Rubbermaid was a manufacturer of plastic consumer and commercial products. It was decided that the new company would be named...

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Newell Company Corporate Strategy

1. In assessing Newell Company’s corporate-level strategy and whether the company adds value to the businesses within its portfolio, it is necessary to identify its overarching strategy and then explain it with context to how it affects the various businesses within the larger corporate body. Newell Company’s main corporate-level strategy as defined by Dan Fergurson was “build on what we do best”. The company focused on growth through strategic acquisitions of firms that sold low cost and high...

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Newell

Newell Company Corporate Strategy Assignment Case Analysis Corporate Strategy Newell focuses on market for hardware and do-it-yourself (DIY) products to volume merchandisers  Adhering to a strategy of acquisition, consolidation and centralization, the company built divisions with economies of scale across a broad range of price points in numerous product offerings.  Based on “Build on what we do best” philosophy  The strategy is to acquire companies that manufacture low-technology...

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Newell

Newell Company: Corporate Strategy This case presents an example of a real world dilemma for corporate executives. It is not enough for a company to have superior historical financial performance for the financial markets. These markets will put a premium on a company only if the business strategy is sound and the plans for future growth are solid. Under such constant pressures for growth, company executives constantly look for the "hidden gems" in other companies, geographical areas, and product...

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Newell Company Case

Newell Company Case Analysis Group: Nam, Xin, Shuyang Problem Statement: CEO John McDonough decided on making acquisition of Calphalon and Rubbermaid, which influent shareholders’ confidence. Newell Company’s Philosophy and Mission Newell Company created corporate advantages by following the company’s mission and philosophy. The philosophy "Build on what we do best" was started by CEO Mr. Dan Ferguson. This philosophy can be described as Newell focus on selling multiproduct to large mass...

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Newell Corporate Strategy

Does Newell have a successful corporate-level strategy? Does the company add value to the businesses within its portfolio? Newell Company’s strategy is to acquire different companies that will help them grow their business in the basic home and hardware products industry before 1994 and started diversifying into unrelated field such as writing instruments and window treatments to grow the company as a whole. These companies are mostly underperforming and suffer from high cost thus Newell would...

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