Question 1. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co. is the world's largest cocoa-bean processor. It buys cocoa beans and converts the beans into cocoa powder and cocoa butter, which it sells to companies that manufacture consumer products that contain chocolate. The cocoa-bean processor is operating in a(n) __________ market.
Question 2. Several years ago, SwissAir made some unwise investments to pay for a planned expansion. As a result, the company had to make some cost-cutting moves that alienated its customers. Eventually the company declared bankruptcy, regrouped and found itself able to resume business. Its board of directors recently announced that the company would resume flying if it could prove that the airlines could regain at least 75 percent of its lost customers. It decided to allot $50,000 to determine the probability that its former customers would fly on the airline again and what methods requiring little or no money could be used to increase that probability. This description represents which stage in the marketing research approach?
Define the problem
Develop the research plan
Collect relevant information
Take marketing actions
Question 12. The Belsen interview is a means of pretesting media surveys. It gathers facts and figures by asking people about their attitudes, beliefs and awareness of various media. With this technique, the respondent is interviewed twice—first by an interviewer using the proposed survey and then by a different interviewer, who asks questions about the survey itself. The Belsen interview uses __________ data.
Question 3. Sara Burns is the owner of a company called Spice and was looking for a new product to go with her company's line of food condiments when a friend suggested combining spices with tea. In the __________ stage of the new-product process, the spices and tea mixtures were exposed to prospective consumers under realistic purchase conditions.
Screening and evaluation