– international business management/answers –

1. Which markets are most likely to be most receptive to a greater presence from

Blendtec? Why? What differentiates those markets from other markets?

2. Should Blendtec sell to local retail stores or rely on global retailers such as


3. Should Blendtec set up production facilities in foreign countries? For example,

would it be better to manufacture units in Brazil for that market or better to

ship product there and pay applicable import tariffs? Does that determination

vary from market to market?