Case | HBS Case Collection | December 1980 (Revised December 1984)

Hudepohl Brewing Co.

by Malcolm S. Salter


Presents the problem of how an established regional brewer can survive the onslaught of national breweries, some of which are being cross-subsidized by diversified parent companies. Requires detailed analysis of what operations are profitable and unprofitable for Hudepohl, in addition to industry and competitive analysis. Hudepohl is a private company.

Keywords: Business Subsidiaries; Profit; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Industry Growth; Private Ownership; Problems and Challenges; Competition; Diversification;


Salter, Malcolm S. "Hudepohl Brewing Co." Harvard Business School Case 381-092, December 1980. (Revised December 1984.)