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Price Determination in the Bottled Water Industry: A Case Study of Poland Spring

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  • Wen, Hong
  • Haller, Lawrence E.
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    This paper analyzes the price of a single brand in the bottled water industry. We find that the brand's price is negatively related to its own share. We also find that price is positively related to the four firm concentration ratio in the carbonated segment, but unrelated in the noncarbonated segment.

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    Paper provided by Regional Research Project NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance in its series Working Papers with number 116165.

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    Date of creation: Aug 1994
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:rpspwp:116165

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    Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis;

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    20. Lopez, Rigoberto A., 1988. "Political Economy of the United States Sugar Policies," Working Papers 115808, Regional Research Project NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance.
    21. Zellner, James A., 1987. "Some Causes And Consequences Of Food Industry Conduct: A Simultaneous Analysis," Working Papers 115805, Regional Research Project NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance.
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