Product Mix and Pricing


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A Kahnesky
Analyst, Denmark
WHAT IS A PRODUCT MIX? MEANING The Product Mix, also called: "Product Assortment", or: "Product Portfolio" is the complete set of product lines or items (see Product Hierarchy for more information) offered by the seller for sale to the customer. A company's product mix can be characterized by a number of dimensions: WIDTH: Also called the BREADTH, it refers to the number of product lines offered by the firm. For example, P&G has several product lines such as Baby care, Hair care, Detergents, Oral care, etc. LENGTH: This refers to the total number of items in the firm's product mix. For example, a firm with 4 product lines and 5 products within each line has a product mix length of 20 (i.e. 4 x 5). DEPTH: This refers to the number of items offered by the firm in each product line. For example, under the Detergents product line, P&G offers variants such as Tide (1946), Cheer (1950), Bold (1965), etc. CONSISTENCY: This refers to how closely the product l (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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