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(Revised from original 1997 version)
Compagnie du Froid, S.A.
The owner of an ice cream company must evaluate the performance of three regional businesses. To do the analysis, students must flex the budget by seasonal temperature; calculate revenue, volume, price, and efficiency variances; analyze the effects of transfer prices; and calculate return-on-investment. In addition, the owner considers how to set strategic boundaries and how to compensate his managers.
Keywords: Budgets and Budgeting;
Compensation and Benefits;
Measurement and Metrics;
Food and Beverage Industry;
Simons, Robert L., and Antonio Davila. "Compagnie du Froid, S.A." Harvard Business School Case 197-085, February 2010. (Revised from original March 1997 version.)