Solo Cup Company - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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Solo Cup Company (Solo Cup), a subsidiary of Dart Container Corporation, manufactures and markets single-use products that primarily used for serve food and beverages for home, quick service restaurants and other foodservice settings. The company's product portfolio comprise cups, lids, food containers, plates, bowls, portion cups, straws, cutlery and other disposable packaging containers products, which are available in paper, plastic, foam and post-consumer recycled content. It markets its products under Solo, Jack Frost, Trophy, Bare by Solo and Creative Carryouts brands. Solo Cup also offers products under private label brands. It operates distribution centers and manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada, Panama, the UK and Mexico. Solo Cup is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, the US. The company's strategic intent focuses on accelerating its business operation through obtaining synergies from its parent company, Dart Container.

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									                           Solo Cup Company - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCPG33081SA                                                                                         Publication Date: JUL 2012

          150 S. Saunders Rd, Suite 150                      Phone             +1 847 4445000                   Revenue         1,636.3 (million USD)
          Lake Forest, IL                                    Fax               +1 847 2366049                   Net Profit      NA
          60045                                              Website           www.solocup.com                  Employees       6,400
                                                                                                                                Consumer         Packaged
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry
                                                                                                                                Goods

       Company Overview
       Solo Cup Company (Solo Cup), a subsidiary of Dart Container Corporation, manufactures and markets single-use products that
       primarily used for serve food and beverages for home, quick service restaurants and other foodservice settings. The company's
       product portfolio comprise cups, lids, food containers, plates, bowls, portion cups, straws, cutlery and other disposable packaging
       containers products, which are available in paper, plastic, foam and post-consumer recycled content. It markets its products
       under Solo, Jack Frost, Trophy, Bare by Solo and Creative Carryouts brands. Solo Cup also offers products under private label
       brands.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     Solo Cup Company, SWOT Analysis
         Robert M. Korzenski               Chief Executive Officer                 Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Robert D. Koney, Jr.              Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                   Product Portfolio                    Weak Profitability Indicators
         George Chappelle, Jr.             Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                   Strong Customer Base                 Substantial Debt Burden
         Jan Stern Reed                    Executive Vice President,
                                           Human Resources
         Peter J. Mendola                  Senior Vice President,                  Opportunities                        Threats
                                           Manufacturing
                                                                                   Acquisition by Dart Container        Competitive Landscape
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData                                                                 Corporation
                                                                                                                        Government Regulations
                                                                                   Market Potential: Restaurant
        Key Competitors                                                            Industry
         New WinCup Holdings, Inc.
         Dopaco, Inc.                                                             Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

         International Paper Company
         Huhtamaki Oyj
        Pactiv Corporation
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData


       Recent Developments

       Apr 14, 2011                  Solo Cup Launches New Recycling Program For Its Solo Squared Cups
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Solo Cup Company - Key Facts ......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Solo Cup Company - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................ 5
       Solo Cup Company - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................................................. 6
       Solo Cup Company - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 7
       Solo Cup Company - History .............................................................................................................................................................. 8
       Solo Cup Company - Company Statement....................................................................................................................................... 10
       Solo Cup Company - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................ 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Solo Cup Company - Business Description ...................................................................................................................................... 13
       Solo Cup Company - Corporate Strategy ......................................................................................................................................... 14
       Solo Cup Company - SWOT Analysis .............................................................................................................................................. 15
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 15
          Solo Cup Company - Strengths .................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Product Portfolio ....................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Strong Customer Base ............................................................................................................................................. 15
             Strength - Strong Market Presence ........................................................................................................................................... 15
          Solo Cup Company - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................... 15
             Weakness - Weak Profitability Indicators .................................................................................................................................. 15
             Weakness - Substantial Debt Burden........................................................................................................................................ 16
          Solo Cup Company - Opportunities .............................................................................................................................................. 16
             Opportunity - Acquisition by Dart Container Corporation........................................................................................................... 16
             Opportunity - Market Potential: Restaurant Industry.................................................................................................................. 16
          Solo Cup Company - Threats ....................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Competitive Landscape ............................................................................................................................................... 16
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