How to Enter New Markets

"Cross-Over" may be the concept to help you succeed in introducing a product into markets that are different from the original one.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

An appropriate combination of differentiation, highlighting of values such as authenticity, originality and nature, together with respect for market consumption patterns and a package that "sells" these concepts seems like a good strategy for the adventure of entering new markets.

Gerardo Tablas in his article on the International Trade blog in, highlighted examples of companies that successfully practiced the “Cross-Over" Concept: "One Central American Company wanted to export its domestic fruit juices and jellies to a high-end chain in the United States, but it had to overcome several major challenges: the first was that its fruit was unknown in the target market. The first thing the company did was ... "

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