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# In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a willingness to sp

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In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a willingness to spend up to 10 percent more for products that are ecologically sound. Encouraged by such surveys, Bleach-O Corporation promoted a new laundry detergent, Bleach-O Green, as safer for the environment. Bleach-O Green cost 5 percent more than typical detergents. After one year, Bleach-O Green had failed to capture a significant share of the detergent market and was withdrawn from sale.

Which of the following questions is LEAST likely to be relevant in determining the reasons for the failure of Bleach-O Green?

(A) How effective as a detergent was Bleach-O Green?

(B) How many other detergents on the market were promoted as safe for the environment?

(C) How much more did Bleach-O Green cost to manufacture than ordinary detergents?

(D) To what extent did consumers accept the validity of Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?

(E) How effectively was Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?

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19 Dec 2018, 13:47
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Bunuel wrote:
In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a willingness to spend up to 10 percent more for products that are ecologically sound. Encouraged by such surveys, Bleach-O Corporation promoted a new laundry detergent, Bleach-O Green, as safer for the environment. Bleach-O Green cost 5 percent more than typical detergents. After one year, Bleach-O Green had failed to capture a significant share of the detergent market and was withdrawn from sale.

Which of the following questions is LEAST likely to be relevant in determining the reasons for the failure of Bleach-O Green?

(A) How effective as a detergent was Bleach-O Green?

(B) How many other detergents on the market were promoted as safe for the environment?

(C) How much more did Bleach-O Green cost to manufacture than ordinary detergents?

(D) To what extent did consumers accept the validity of Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?

(E) How effectively was Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?

Q: Why did the product not sell?
We are looking for something unrelated (least likely!!) for why it did not sell as well as expected.
A- Reasonable
B- Reasonable
C- Has nothing to do with reach of customer. Hold on.
D - Reasonable
E- Reasonable

IMO C
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07 Apr 2019, 21:54
Why c is right?....as we know may be price is high to produce such detergent than other detergent and eventually selling price will be high than other detergent for customers...and they are not buying due to high price
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07 Apr 2019, 23:29
Answer C is discussing cost of production of Bleach-O Green compared to ordinary detergent, which is out of scope. Consumers do not base their purchase decision on cost but on price.
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24 Jan 2020, 23:41
Bunuel wrote:
In many surveys, American consumers have expressed a willingness to spend up to 10 percent more for products that are ecologically sound. Encouraged by such surveys, Bleach-O Corporation promoted a new laundry detergent, Bleach-O Green, as safer for the environment. Bleach-O Green cost 5 percent more than typical detergents. After one year, Bleach-O Green had failed to capture a significant share of the detergent market and was withdrawn from sale.

Which of the following questions is LEAST likely to be relevant in determining the reasons for the failure of Bleach-O Green?

(A) How effective as a detergent was Bleach-O Green?

(B) How many other detergents on the market were promoted as safe for the environment?

(C) How much more did Bleach-O Green cost to manufacture than ordinary detergents?

(D) To what extent did consumers accept the validity of Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?

(E) How effectively was Bleach-O Green advertised and promoted to consumers?

In C) the cost of manufacturing is still affecting the prize for the consumers, and therefore the market share. So i dont find this a perfect answer. But all the other answers have a more direct correlation to the market, so C) stands out a little bit. Thats why i chose it.
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