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    When a fast food chain store, say Wendy's, chooses to acquire the largest cattle ranch in Nebraska, this is said to be a clear example of vertical integration. The reason why this is clear, is because this illustrates a move by Wendy's to own its own supplier. If you agree with the previous example, then consider the following statements: vertical integration does not provide protection of and control over valuable assets, and does it lowers costs and expenses associated with increased overhead and capital expenditures.
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