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August 20, 2009

Battle of the brands

Hershey's chocolate chips in Pillsbury cookies and Intel processors running Dell computers. Sometimes it seems like we hear more about the pieces in a product than the product itself. It's called component branding and professor George John, chair of the marketing department at the University of Minnesota Carlson School, has studied the topic and says it can lead to some interesting problems, especially in an era of government bailouts.

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