Just Us Essay example

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Case study analysis on
JUST US! CAFES

SUBMITTED TO: - SUBMITTED BY:- Dr. D.D Swain Ajay Pratap Singh Professor (Marketing) PGDM 2012-2014

INTRODUCTION

Just Us! (JU) Café is the leading Fair Trade (FT) coffee cooperative, wholesaler and retailer in Nova Scotia, Canada, and United States. JU vision is “to be a leading Fair Trade business that builds on quality, professionalism and innovation for the benefit of all their stakeholders”. JU core differentiation is selling FT and organic model which is social and environmental
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Weakness
Just Us! Coffee Roasters operates as a co-operative. Not only must they operate to fulfill shareholders expectations, but they also must operate in a manner that is expected of the values that the company had initial0ly set out with. Jeff and Debra Moore, are bound to creating a profit while maintaining the appropriate image and practiced that they initially based their company on. Upon entering the next phase of the company’s life cycle, Jeff and Debra must maintain operations under strict control of their original company values as they compete against competition that does not share the same values.
Opportunity
New Fair trade products: With more and more fair trade products becoming readily available a huge opportunity to increase the product portfolio is on the horizon for JU
Social Media/Online: The online environment presents JU with a huge opportunity to increase brand awareness, engagement and utilize its loyal customer’s feedback at a very low cost.
Threat
Clarity on Fair Trade: An issue highlighted in the case was that of clarity and regulation on fair trade. It is to be seen that the fair trade term is been thrown around too commonly and applied to every product, thus potentially reducing effect of one of JU’s key USPs.
Clouded Focus: At the moment JU are using multiple channels of distribution, however with various challenges on the horizon a decision needs to be made on a strategy. Operating

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