Which is seen in the example below: horizontal integration, vertical integration, low-cost strategy, global strategy, diversification strategy?PepsiCo purchased KFC so it could replace Coke...

Which is seen in the example below: horizontal integration, vertical integration, low-cost strategy, global strategy, diversification strategy?

PepsiCo purchased KFC so it could replace Coke products with Pepsi products in KFC restaurants. This is an example of which strategy?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In my opinion, this is an example of vertical integration.

Vertical integration happens when a company buys up certain kinds of other companies.  Specifically, it is when a company buys up companies that supply it with things that it needs or that buy the product it makes.  For example, if a car company buys a glass company, that is vertical integration because every car needs lots of glass.  In this case, Pepsi is going buy KFC because KFC is a company that will buy Pepsi's products.

So vertical integration is where you buy companies that go up and down the supply chain.  This is clearly an example of that.