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|Profitability and export volumes of certified organic dried fruits of selected companies in central Uganda
Certified organic dried fruits
|KIU. College of Economics and Management.
|The study intended to establish the relationship between Profitability and Export Volumes of Certified Organic Dried Fruits of Selected Companies in Central Uganda. It was guided by the following objectives which included determining: Demographic profile of the respondents; level of profitability; level of export volumes of certified organic Dried Fruits and whether there is a significant relationship in level of Profitability and Export Volumes of Certified Organic Dried Fruits of Selected companies in Central Uganda. Researcher made questionnaire were used to collect data from 140 respondents selected purposively. A descriptive correlational, cross-sectional and expost-facto design were used. Data analysis was done using frequencies, percentages, means, and Pearson linear correlation ecoefficiency (PLCC) were used to analyze data. The findings indicated that there is a high level of profitability in certified organic dried fruits, there is a high level of export volumes of certified organic dried fruits and a significant relationship in the level of profitability and export volumes of certified organic dried fruits of selected companies in central Uganda. Leading to a conclusion that profit significantly explains the high rates of export volumes in selected export companies in central Uganda. The researcher recommended that the certified organic dried fruits of selected companies in central Uganda should thoroughly; Make their business distinctive and carry merchandise the competitors don’t have; price merchandise according to what is appropriate; focus on buying more named brand promotional and off-price merchandise; test different aspects to promote business; identify vendor performance regarding sales, mark-up, turnover, and profits; use sales forecasts, expense sheets, and financial statements on regular basis; develop a tracking system for those products that are your best-sellers; buy closer to the selling season to minimize the risk of making a bad buy; attend trade shows and join buying groups to find better values; seek suggestions from vendors on ways you can boost business; use a store questionnaire to aid you in determining customersT wants and needs. Export volumes ; develop a timely markdown strategy to dispose of out-of-season inventory, avoid shortages of your most popular and profitable classifications; promptly return substandard and problem merchandise; offer customers better prices, more values, wider selections, and add-ons; specify delivery and completion deadlines for all initial orders and future reorders; display merchandise to make it easier for customers to see, feel, touch, and buy; look for new opportunities to increase prices on items your competitors don’t carry.
|A thesis presented to the college of higher degrees and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the degree of master of business administration (international business)
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