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For the Bold and Daring! Frito-Lay. Group Members: Brenda Lockwood Ingrid Rein Manoj Thomas Mary Thomas Monica Bahmata Nitin Jain. Frito-Lay’s Mission Statement. To be the world’s favorite snack and always within arm’s reach. Frito-Lay’s Mission Statement.

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For the Bold andDaring!


Group Members:

Brenda Lockwood

Ingrid Rein

Manoj Thomas

Mary Thomas

Monica Bahmata

Nitin Jain

Frito-Lay’s Mission Statement

To be the world’s favorite snack

and always within arm’s reach

Frito-Lay’s Mission Statement

To be the world’sfavorite snack

and always within arm’s reach

Frito-Lay’s Mission Statement

To be the world’s favorite snack

and always within arm’s reach

Frito-Lay’s Mission Statement

To be the world’s favorite snack

and always within arm’s reach

Evolution of Frito-Lay Marketing

  • Early Days, Frito® Bandito

  • Now, Integrated Marketing Strategy….

Macro Trends For Salty Snacks

  • Emerging health conscious consumers

  • Generation Y and busy life style

  • Individual taste preferences

  • Influence of children on snack purchase

  • Increasing diversity in population

Opportunity/Threat Matrix

Probability of Occurrence




Level of Impact


Industry Competition

  • Low level threat of new entrants at national level

  • Relatively easier in local market

  • Forward integration Strategy – Gaining ownership

  • Weak bargaining power of buyers - Stores

Fierce rivalry among large companies – General Mills, Nabisco, P & G

  • Weak bargaining power of Suppliers – Farmers

  • Fixed amount of potatoes at a set price

  • Continuous threat from existing and new alternative snack food

  • ‘White Label’ brand of Large grocery store chains

Competitive Analysis – Frito-Lay

  • The food industry has resurged as a result of rampant merger activity among several large food processors.

  • Global food producers and multinational companies have acquired smaller food companies to gain market share, add a product line, and solidify/strengthen their current productlines.

  • In the year 2000, many mega-mergers took place:

  • - Unilever acquired Best Food

  • - Nabisco acquired Philip Morris

  • - General Mills acquired Pillsbury

  • - Kellogg’s acquired Keebler

Competitive Analysis – Frito-lay

  • Frito-Lay is the leader of chip market.

  • They have approximated $ 2.17 billion / year tortilla chips category, with Doritos and Tostitos in top. Frito-Lay sold 82 % of tortilla chips bought in the US.

  • The Frito-Lay competitors are:- Procter and Gamble - General Mills- Nabisco

Competitive Analysis - Doritos

  • Doritos is the market leader in it’s segment

  • There isn’t much direct competition. It’s closest competitor is Torengos, made by Procter and Gamble.

  • Other competition includes imitation chips made by local companies

Market Positioning – Frito-Lay

  • As market leader they set industry trends

  • They have a good positioning in the market because of their sustainable competitive advantage

  • Competitive advantage:

  • - Well-developed product mix

  • - Extensive management information system, the company uses a vast database updated daily (market share, displays, competitors pricing)

  • - Elaborate distribution channels

Market Positioning – Doritos

  • Competitive advantage:

    - Loud image

    - Bold flavor

  • Determinant Attributes:

    - Endorsements (Ali Landry, Malcolm in the Middle, MTV)

    - Psychographic usage (loud/outrageous image)

    - Popularity usage (well known/trusted brand)

I asked my son: Why do you like Doritos chips?

His answer: Because they are yummy and orange!

Loud Image

Bland Flavor

Bold Flavor

Classic Image

Perceptual Map of Doritos

Positioning Statement &

Value Proposition

Positioning Statement

For the Bold and Daring, Doritos indulgence snacks offer extreme taste, high decibel crunch and bold flavor.

Value Proposition

Target Market:Generation Y

Benefits offered:Bold flavor, Extreme Image

Price:Comparable to competition, inexpensive

So, Who Are the


Three Market Segments

  • MTV Teens

    2.Pigskin Enthusiasts

    3.Get-A-Life Students

Name:Kyle (in Black Shorts)Screen Name:spazzaliciousAge:19Occupation:College FreshmanInterests:Extreme Sports, Video Games (X-box), Computers, Movies, Music (MTV), Brand Name Clothes, GirlsLifestyle:Goes to Cancun for Spring Break, Likes to Party, Likes Loud Music, Lives For The DayNeeds:Tasty, Loud, Outrageous Snacks in Cool Packages Wants:Isn't It Obvious?

MTV Teen

Name:Eddie (in Orange Sweater)Age:27Occupation:Public Relations Rep.Income:$45,000Interests:Sports (on TV), Happy Hour, Trading Stocks OnlineLifestyle:Single, Has Girlfriend, Hosts Football-Sunday Parties for the GuysNeeds:Quick/easy (no cooking required) Snacks, Food that tastes good with BeerWants:A Dog That Fetches Beer

Pigskin Enthusiast

Name:Brenda (me)Age:31Occupation:Web Producer, Grad. StudentInterests:Movies, Water Skiing, TravelingLifestyle:Work by Day – School by Night, Very BusyNeeds:Convenient, Small Packaged Snacks to Eat During Class, “Food On the Move”, Crunchy Fix for Late Night StudyingWants:A Vacation

Get-A-Life Student

Three Market Segments

  • MTV Teens

  • Pigskin Enthusiasts

    3.Get-A-Life Students

Targeted segment

Online Marketing

  • Digital investment up to 9% overall budget

  • Revamping

  • Viral-marketing – underground site

Online Marketing

" The teen target has a lot of skepticism toward

marketing activities online, but if we align with the

content they're interested in – entertainment, music,

games – it allows us to engage them in a more

meaningful way." – Jonathan Glicksberg, Atmosphere

Market Attractiveness Factors

  • Need for snacks are strong among all segments

  • Teen segment is growing through online efforts

  • Macro tends are favorable: high influence on kids making snack purchase decisions, emerging Y generation has purchase power, busy lifestyles demand food on the go, growing Hispanic population likes bold, spicy flavor

Competitive Position Factors

  • Doritos has most Extreme flavor of any competitor, trend is in that favor

  • Frito-Lay is strong company with other complementary products to Doritos

  • Favorable forces: low threat of entrants due to forward integration, excellent distribution channels, economies of scale, product differentiation

  • Unfavorable forces: threat of substitutes

Market Attractiveness/Competitive Position Matrix

Market Attractiveness

Pigskin Enthusiasts

MTV Teens


Get-A-Life Students



Competitive Position




Frito-Lay Business Strategy

  • Analyzer Strategy

  • Global Strategy

Convenience Foods

  • Maximum Distribution

  • Consumer Advertising

  • Merchandising

Frito-Lay Product Line

Full line designed to meet all needs of consumer segments

Product Decisions

  • Size of Bag

  • Shape of Chip

  • Packaging

  • Flavor


  • 3Ds ®

  • Tostitos ® and Fritos ® Scoops


  • Bags

  • Snack Packs

  • To Go ® Packs


  • U.S. Flavoring Choices

  • Global Flavors

Some International Flavors

Interesting Tastes

Cuttlefish !!!!!!!!

Brands and Chip Flavors

  • Hidden Valley Ranch®

  • Cracker Barrel® Cheddar

  • KC Masterpiece® Barbecue

Healthy Chips

  • With aging population, increasing market segment, i.e. snack like a kid again

  • Need similar flavors and textures


  • Convenience Product - Low Price

  • Variety-Seeking Behavior

  • “Good Quality Snack at Fair Price”

  • Wide Range of Chips to Meet Every Budget

Frito-Lay Product Price


  • New Products - Market Penetration

  • Some Time Pricing

  • Promotional Pricing


Where are Frito-Lay Products Sold?



A. Sales people input store info into handheld

B. Handheld loaded into national database

Product Planning


C. Database generates vital market info


D. Market info gives up-to-the-minute sales info to...



  • Core Competency

  • Advantages of Frito-Lay System

  • Global Distribution


Promotional Mix

  • Aims at target groups

  • Integrated message

Promotional Mix

Sporting Events


Ali Landry - 2001 Super Bowl

Frankie Muniz - 3 Ds Commercials

Promotional Mix

Contests, Tie-in with other companies,

Movie tie-ins

Promotional Mix

Use of Humor

Promotional Mix

In-Store Promotions

More than 50% of Salty Snack Aisle is Frito-Lay

Doritos Section

Frito-Lay Uses Tie-ins With Parent Co., Pepsico

Frito-Lay Involvement In Design of Retail Stores

Eye-catching Displays

Displays Before Check-Out Line

Promotional Mix

  • Sponsorship - Frito-Lay does research to determine best Sponsorships

    • i.e Operation Bass

  • Global Approaches - Indulgence

  • Conclusion

    • Frito-Lay Balancing Act

    • PlusPotential Minus

    • • Good segmentation • Large company could

    • Market-oriented loose touch with Public

    • Diverse product mixneeds

    • • Good distribution system • Needs to pay attention

    • • Good partnerships all its products

    Innovative Recommendations

    • Advertising at Blockbuster on video tapes or DVD

    • Different packaging ideas sphere

    • Cartoon shaped chips in safe package

    • Contests at school for new products, flavor, package

    • Contest at school awarded with company’s products

    • School sales of chips -like candy bars

    • Fluorescent packages- glow in the dark chips

    • Package tie with Pepsi -small can of Pepsi with small plastic can of chips wrapped together

    Innovative Recommendations

    • Musical package- hear a funny music or a distinctive sound while opening the package

    • Packaging chips bag with wet- napkins to clean hands

    • Popup advertisement on Internet, especially on sites visited by teenagers

    • Zip package

    • Two different chips in same packaging

    • Package tie - two different kind of chips in different small plastic can wrapped together

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