An Analysis of Kfc's Marketing Mix Essay

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DATE: September 6, 2011


Here is the report you requested on the marketing mix of KFC with special emphasis on the youth. The study included both primary and secondary research. The primary study focused on the students of GIM.

From our analysis we conclude that no particular competitive strategy is guaranteed to achieve success at all times. The “four P’s” of marketing (product, price, place and promotion) provide a good starting point for consideration of the requirements of strategy implementation in the marketing function. The mix of these marketing elements should be appropriate
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The report attempts to understand the positioning, segmenting and targeting methodologies used by KFC in order to acquire considerable market share.

The report is significant in understanding the focus of the marketing strategies and the importance of a consumer oriented approach in the Indian scenario which is the primary reason for KFC’s success in the Indian market. The recommendations suggested by this report can be considered for improving the work environment of the various outlets.

The scope of this report is limited to consumption preferences of the students in GIM.

The KFC Story – How it All Began
KFC Corporation (KFC), founded and also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a chain of fast food restaurants based in Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States. KFC has been a brand and operating segment, termed a concept of Yum! Brands since 1997 when that company was spun off from PepsiCo as Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.

KFC primarily sells chicken pieces, wraps, salads and sandwiches. While its primary focus is fried chicken, KFC also offers a line of grilled and roasted chicken products, side dishes and desserts. Outside North America, KFC offers beef based products such as hamburgers or kebabs, 2 pork based products such as ribs and other regional fare.

The company was founded as Kentucky Fried Chicken by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, though the idea of KFC's fried chicken actually goes back to 1930. The company adopted

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