Market Structures

Cornering the Market for Gay Weddings

Glenn is embarrassed about how he handled a gay couple earlier in the episode and he seeks Mateo’s help in trying to differentiate their product offering by providing a section tailored to gay weddings. Even though Mateo points out that it’s the same as s straight wedding, Glenn is convinced they should setup a section specific to gay weddings. Product differentiation is a characteristic of monopolistically competitive firms. By offering a specific section of the store to one group of people, Cloud 9 can set themselves apart from other retailers.