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A mail-order confectioner sells fine candy in one-pound boxes. It has the capacity to produce 600,000 boxes annually, but forecasts that it will produce and sell only 500,000 boxes in the coming year. The costs to manufacture and distribute the candy are detailed below. The organization has invested capital of $6,750,000.
Variable costs per pound:
Manufacturing $4.85
Packaging 0.35
Distribution 1.80
Total 7.00
Annual fixed costs:
Manufacturing overhead $810,000
Marketing and distribution 270,000
The confectioner has been asked by a retailer to submit a bid for a special order of 40,000 one-pound boxes of candy; this is a one-time order that will not be repeated. While the candy would be almost identical, the candy ingredients would be $0.45 less. The total distribution costs for the entire order would be $32,000. Special setup costs required by this order would amount to $60,000. There would be no other changes in costs, rates, or amounts. The minimum selling price per one-pound box that the confectioner would bid on this special order would be