Value Pricing at Procter & Gamble (A)

By Mitchell Kristofferson, Rajiv Lal
1996 | Case No. M284A
Executive vice president Durk Jager was convinced that the huge sums being spent on trade and consumer promotion could be put to better use, and that P&G should overhaul its pricing strategy to one of consistent list prices with little, if any, promotional spending. Two category managers (for hand-dishwashing liquids Dawn, Ivory, and Joy, and for Folgers coffee) were considering the potential consequences of putting their products on the “value pricing” bandwagon. Should they implement value pricing? And if so, how much should they reduce list prices for these national brands? Major changes to the original budget and marketing plan would be required, and these changes would have to be accomplished without compromising the profitability of the category. May be used with Value Pricing at Procter & Gamble (B).
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