To encourage innovation, the M3 Corporation has a goal of achieving 50 percent of its annual revenues from sales of products that are no more than 3 years old. Last year, M3 Corporation achieved this goal, despite the fact that the company introduced no new products during the year.
Which of the following, if true, best explains the results described above?
A) Sales of many of the company's older products were discontinued during the last year
B) The company has introduced very few new products during the last 3 years
C) The company's single best-selling product was introduced more than 15 years ago
D) Company spending on R&D has increased slightly over the past 5 years
E) Scientists at the company report that they are close to breakthroughs that should result in several new products during the coming year