Ben & Jerry SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Ben & Jerry with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Ben & Jerry

Parent Company

Unilever

Category

Restaurants

Sector

Food & Beverage

Tagline/ Slogan

Eat away you feelings

USP

Innovative flavors of all natural % high quality premium ice cream & related products

STP

Segment

People who love premium quality ice creams

Target Group

Targeted towards kids , adults ,  rich families

Positioning

Positioned as an Premium ice cream restaurant , their aim is to sell the finest quality all- natural ice cream & related products in a wide variety of innovative flavors

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. High Brand recall among US consumers, prestigious branding through different promotional events “free cone day” 
2. Improved credibility due to the brands constant involvement social activities 
3. Large market share in USA in premium ice cream category 
4.Trusted for its  high quality & ecofriendly products , hygiene

5. Environmental friendly packaging

6. It was the first branded ice cream to be taken in space shuttle

7. Strong legacy since it is formed in 1978

8. It has a strong advertising and marketing presence

Weaknesses

1. Intense competition means limited market share 
2. The brand name has been hurt by past political and social controversies

Opportunities

1. Frequent product innovation and diversification to address threats of substitute and imitation products and meet changing consumer preferences (i.e. lactose-free ice cream, all organic line of frozen desserts, cookies
2. Continue franchising scoop shops to increase its market reach and withstand growing competition, both nationally and internationally.
3. Extend the brand into other categories

Threats

1. Health conscious people refraining from ice creams or switching over to low fat ice creams 
2. Increasing competitors in premium category as well as in local markets

3. Food & drug regulation, Environmental regulations

4. Protect its public image in light of the recent acquisition by Unilever by maintaining its current position as a market-leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices.

Competition

Competitors

1. Hagen Das 
2. Pillsbury 
3. Baskin Robbins



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