Solo Cup Company: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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									Solo Cup Company

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Solo Cup Company                                                                Key Employees
                                                                                Name                         Job Title
Fast Facts
                                        150 South Saunders Road, Lake Forest,   Brian P. O’Connor            Director
Headquarters Address
                                        60045, United States of America
                                                                                Daniel S. O’Connell          Director
Telephone                                + 1 847 4445000
                                                                                                             Chief Operating Officer,
                                                                                George F. Chappelle Jr.
Fax                                      + 1 847 2366049                                                     Executive Vice President
                                                                                James R. Hulseman            Director
Website                                 www.solocup.com
                                                                                                             Executive Vice President -
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange           N/A                                                                  Human Resources,
                                                                                Jan Stern Reed
                                                                                                             General Counsel,
Number of Employees                     6,700                                                                Secretary
                                                                                Jeffrey M. Greene            Director
Fiscal Year End                         December
                                                                                                             Vice President -
                                                                                Jeffrey W. Lombardo
Revenue (in US$ million)                1,582.86                                                             Foodservice Sales
                                                                                John D. Hulseman             Director

                                                                                Kevin A. Mundt               Chairman
                                                                                                             Vice President - Consumer
                                                                                Kimberly V. Healy
SWOT Analysis                                                                                                Products Division


Strengths                               Weaknesses                              Company Overview
Broad product portfolio                 Overdependence on a single market
                                                                                Solo Cup Company (Solo Cup) manufactures
                                                                                and markets single-use products made of
Strategic partnerships and associations Significant debt levels
                                                                                plastic, paper and foam. Products offered by the
                                                                                company include cups, lids, food containers,
Strong customer base                    Weak operational performance            plates, bowls, portion cups, stirrers, straws,
                                                                                cutlery and various other disposable packaging
Strong heritage and market position                                             containers products. The firm supply to food and
                                                                                beverage outlets, quick-service restaurants and
Opportunities                           Threats                                 other foodservice channels marketing its
                                                                                products under the Solo, Jack Frost, Trophy,
Coffee consumption growth               Foreign currency exchange risk          Bare by Solo and Creative Carryouts brands.
                                                                                With 15 manufacturing facilities and 15
Growing restaurant market               Government regulations
                                                                                distribution centers located in the US, Canada,
                                                                                Mexico, Panama and the UK, Solo Cup is
                                                                                headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, the US.
Growth trend of sustainable packaging Rising raw material prices

Strategic growth initiatives                                                    Key Competitors
                                                                                Dart Container Corporation

                                                                                Dopaco, Inc.

                                                                                Huhtamaki Foodservice, Inc.

                                                                                Koch Industries, Inc.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ............................................................................................. 7
    2.1      M&A and Partnerships Strategy .............................................................................................................................7
3     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 8
4     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 9
    4.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ....................................................................................................................................9
    4.2      Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................9
    4.3      Weaknesses ...........................................................................................................................................................9
    4.4      Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................10
    4.5      Threats .................................................................................................................................................................11
5     Solo Cup Company - Company Statement .......................................................................................... 12
6     Solo Cup Company - History ................................................................................................................ 14
7     Solo Cup Company - Key Employees .................................................................................................. 16
8     Solo Cup Company - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................... 17
9     Solo Cup Company - Locations and Subsidiaries............................................................................... 18
    9.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................18
    9.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................18
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 20
    10.1     Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................20
    10.2     Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................20




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