A major juice producer sells packaged fruit juice to retail outlets. Normally, the juice is packed and sold in 16-ounce carton containers, but recently the producer added a new machine that packages the juice in 32-ounce plastic containers. So he was selling both the 16-ounce & the 32-ounce products. This allowed the business to grow 18% per year, but as sales continued to rise, profits kept falling.
The producer hired us to figure out why profits are falling despite higher revenues.