Case | HBS Case Collection | March 1982 (Revised September 1985)

Sealed Air Corporation

by Robert J. Dolan

Abstract

Market leadership and technological innovation have marked Sealed Air's participation in the U.S. protective packaging market. Several small regional producers have introduced products which are less effective than Sealed Air's but similar in appearance and cheaper. The company must determine its response to this new competition. Feasible options range from doing nothing to introducing a new product. Raises product line management issues, particularly cannibalization, and affords the opportunity for the development of a marketing plan for any new product introduction. Software for this case is available (9-587-513).

Keywords: Product Marketing; Product; Technological Innovation; Supply and Industry; Competitive Advantage; Consumer Products Industry; United States;

Citation:

Dolan, Robert J. "Sealed Air Corporation." Harvard Business School Case 582-103, March 1982. (Revised September 1985.)