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How would process costing work for gummy bears to be produced at the new US Haribo manufacturing plant?

Haribo has manufactured gummy bears, since 1920. Those bears are currently made in 16 plants around the world. Starting in 2020, those gummy bears will also be made in the US when Haribo opens a new plant in Wisconsin. Worldwide, about 100 million gummy bears are made by Haribo per day. The ingredients in gummy […]

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Would job costing or process costing be used by the manufacturer of the dye used to turn the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day?

Since 1962, members of the Plumbers Local have been dyeing the Chicago River green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Similar river dyeing occurs in Tampa, Austin, and elsewhere. In 1961, the mayor of Chicago wanted to find out where raw sewage was being dumped into the Chicago River. He directed that a special green […]

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Would Wilson Sporting Goods use job costing or process costing for its footballs?

Footballs for the National Football League (NFL) are made by the Wilson Sporting Goods Company. Wilson makes about 700,000 footballs for NFL games each year, including the Super Bowl. The footballs are made at a Wilson factory in Ada, Ohio. Every Super Bowl football has been made at this small factory. The equipment used to […]

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Would Yogurt Vi use job costing or process costing in calculating the cost of a customer’s cup of frozen yogurt and toppings?

Yogurt Vi (pronounced vee) is a frozen yogurt restaurant with several locations in Ohio. Customers will select the flavor of frozen yogurt they want and fill their cup from the self-serve machine with the desired amount of the frozen yogurt. Next the customer will proceed to the toppings bar, where they can select from a […]

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Would job order costing or process costing be used by the Smarties Candy Company?

Smarties come in six flavors: white (orange crème), yellow (pineapple), pink (cherry), green (strawberry), purple (grape), and orange (orange). Smarties are gluten free and vegan and have 25 calories per roll of 15 candies. The main ingredient in Smarties is dextrose, a form of sugar. The Smarties Candy Company, founded in 1949, makes its Smarties […]

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Would R.S. Owens, the manufacturer of Oscar statues, use job costing or process costing?

The Academy Awards is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. Winners receive a statue officially named the “Academy Award of Merit.”  However, these statues are much better known by the nickname of “Oscars.” Each Oscar statue weighs 8.5 pounds and takes three to four weeks to manufacture.  The statues have […]

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