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Case Interview Prompt

A major beverage manufacturer (King Kola) is considering a joint venture with specialty coffee retailer StarDoes to package and distribute coffee beans under their premium brand name.

The beverage manufacturer has hired you to determine if there is a viable market at the retail level and if the venture fits within their current operation.

Kearney Case Study Overview

Your job in this Kearney case study is to help a beverage manufacturer determine the viability of a potential partnership with a coffee retailer.

We recommend using the Market Study Framework to solve this Kearney case study, but don’t box yourself in! Build the structure that will help you crush the case, and solve the business problem in the case – get creative.

The case has 1 chart to interpret. With a qualitative difficulty score of 2 out of 4, this an intermediate level case interview you could see in a Kearney first round.

Kearney Interview Tips

What is Kearney looking for in its candidates? Comfort with numbers and advanced problem-solving skills.

Make sure your mental math is on point!

In this Kearney case study, try to identify 1-2 opportunities for growth that you can work on going forward.

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