New England Apple Slices
Protagonist leads an apple industry association that hopes to develop a market for New England apple slices to improve demand for apple products. Apples grown for slicing have characteristics that differ from most apples grown in New England. Case allows students to examine whether it makes sense for a farmer to begin to grow apples for slicing. The case also describes the distribution of apples and apple products so that students can examine how a market for sliced apples might get developed and which industry participants might enjoy a position of power in the market.