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Case
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Reference no. W94C22
Subject category: Marketing
Published by: WDI Publishing, William Davidson Institute (EDI), University of Michigan
Originally published in: 2010
Version: 13 May 2010
Length: 28 pages
Data source: Published sources
Topics: Marketing

Abstract

In early 2008, Clorox released a new line of environmentally friendly cleaning products called GreenWorks. Following the success of smaller firms such as Seventh Generation and Method, Clorox targeted the niche market of green products, with an estimated market size of USD150 million. Using its competitive advantages in distribution and economies of scale, Clorox priced its GreenWorks products below those of smaller competitors. Surprisingly, Clorox's market entry did not steal revenue from smaller players, but instead caused the market for green cleaning products to explode, leaving Clorox with several strategic questions.

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Abstract

In early 2008, Clorox released a new line of environmentally friendly cleaning products called GreenWorks. Following the success of smaller firms such as Seventh Generation and Method, Clorox targeted the niche market of green products, with an estimated market size of USD150 million. Using its competitive advantages in distribution and economies of scale, Clorox priced its GreenWorks products below those of smaller competitors. Surprisingly, Clorox's market entry did not steal revenue from smaller players, but instead caused the market for green cleaning products to explode, leaving Clorox with several strategic questions.

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