A Global Perspective
Chapter 8: Target marketing: segmentation, targeting and positioning
I inherited a house in an excellent location in the city center about 15 years ago. The main question was what to do with it? I had always dreamed of either renting, selling or starting my own business. At that time, I was not satisfied with my job, so opening my own business was an excellent opportunity for change. I decided to open my own bakery. Initially, we were offering just ordinary types of bread like rolls and loaves of bread in two or three varieties of flour – wheat or corn. We sold our products to walk-in consumers as well as to certain restaurants, grocery stores and schools, but soon we noticed the changes in market demand and the necessity of specialization in our industry. The first dilemma was whether to open a wholesale or retail bakery. While a wholesale bakery required investments in delivery trucks and services and new, more efficient production equipment, a retail bakery required a new, fancier store and interior and extension of our product range adapted to a specific range of consumers.
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