Metropolis-area dry cleaners have had a steady increase in business over the past year, and in order to take advantage of this trend and expand its market share, Neuman’s Dry Cleaning is planning to expand its facilities to enable it to handle a higher volume of garments. Neuman’s will maintain the same prices and weekly specials that it has employed for the past several years.
The potential success of Neuman’s plan to increase its market share is most called into question by which of the following, if true?
A. Neuman’s share of the local dry cleaning market has declined over the past year, but its dry cleaning facilities are always at maximum capacity.
B. The average turnaround time to get a garment dry cleaned at Neuman’s is slightly longer now than it was a year ago.
C. Most customers are not aware that Mr. Neuman sold his dry cleaning company to a franchise five years ago and no longer runs the facility himself.
D. Neuman’s is one of the two most popular dry cleaners in Metropolis.
E. Despite a recent increase in advertising, Neuman’s has been slightly less busy over the past six months than it was previously.
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