Assignment: Capital Cookies and Confections Company Omaha Presentation
Review the organization document.
Imagine your group has been assigned the task of redesigning the organization’s existing foundational components. From your assessment of the organization, discuss, as a team, how you will address each of the components below.
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5- Discuss some of the regulatory constraints this organization might face and how they can be remedied.
6- Analyze how this organization is different from others.
image1.png Capital Cookies & Confections (CCC) is a high price-point specialty candy and cookie company based in Omaha, Nebraska. George Parker founded the company in 1956. Since then, the company has remained a family owned organization and grown to a permanent, full- time employee base of 85. The primary function of the company is manufacturing, and they have a varied product line dedicated to sweet treats. Their annual sales for 2014 were $15.5 million, and that figure has increased steadily at a minimum rate of 6% annually since 2008. CCC manufactures high quality, handcrafted culinary confections in the product lines of cookies, macaroons, and chocolates.
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George Parker started the company using his mother’s well-loved chocolate chip cookie recipe. CCC has enjoyed great success from this cookie, and it continues to be a big seller and customer favorite, year round. In the cookie line, CCC also produces a wide variety of well-known cookie types, as well as specialty cookies for major holidays and special events.
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In 1976, Mr. Parker added the chocolates line, initiating the addition of the word Confections to the company name and product list.
This expansion was made possible by a joint partnership with a small Europe-based chocolate company, Swiss Chocolatiers. Today, this Swiss Chocolatiers continues to make chocolate and then ships, in 500-pound blocks, to CCC. From there, CCC incorporates the chocolate into their products. This additional shipping component adds cost to the price point, but the chocolate is of such high quality that loyal customers continue to purchase the products without complaint regarding costs. The expansion of the chocolates line is the largest reason for the company’s recent revenue increase.
Although based in Omaha, CCC ships their products worldwide. The company experimented with a store location in suburban Omaha in 2008. Unfortunately, the recession was a large factor in poor sales, and the company closed that facility and returned to their manufacturing-only business model.
Shipping adds a cost to the product price. Customers pay for ground shipping costs, and expedited shipping is available through a nationally known shipping provider. Because of the fine quality and delicate nature of the products, the risk of melting and breakage is very real. A broken or melted Thanksgiving chocolate turkey is considered a shipping failure and must be replaced at the company’s expense.
To meet their specialty shipping needs, CCC focuses on two primary areas: breakage and melting. To prevent breakage, all products are wrapped in a protective “bubble” covering, often in layers, to ensure a safe delivery. Melting is combatted by placing diligent attention on the destination’s season temperature and, when warranted, by including icepacks to keep the internal shipping box temperature to 65 degrees or cooler.
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