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Online Stores

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online networking for small supermarkets. Using literature on the subject of networking and supermarkets the author of this paper presents an argument in favor of forming a supermarket group of network ability.

During the past few years, focus seems to have moved away from small business and moved toward large conglomerate organizations instead. One example of this can be found in small supermarkets. Family owned supermarkets were at one time a staple in America. Family owned supermarkets were close to the house, the clerks and management knew the names of one's children and remembered what one's favorite type of cheese and laundry detergent was. As larger supermarkets continued to build stores nationwide the small family owned stores found themselves unable to compete with convenience. In addition financial considerations began to appear. The small individually owned supermarkets were unable to purchase stock in the large quantities that garnered large discounts. The…… [Read More]

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Catalina Marketing Corporation And Coinstar Inc. Announce Partnership To Distribute Online Coupons

PR Newswire; August 3, 1998

Hands-on GENERATION.(Asher's Chocolates)

Candy Industry; February 1, 2001; Pacyniak, Bernard
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Finance Financial Analysis of Morrison's PLC Morrison's

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Finance

Financial Analysis of Morrison's PLC

Morrison's, the UK supermarket may be assessed as a potential investment. The firm may be considered by looking at the way that the share price is performing, comparing it to its past performance as well as benchmarking the performance against the industry

The share price will reflect the market expectations, so as well as looking a past performance it is also necessary to look to the potential future; this is often achieved by looking at the financial ratios of the firm considering the performance both vertically and horizontally.

Morrison's appears to have had a relativity mixed year; the share price stands at 277.60, closing price on the 24th August, 2012 (FT, 2012). The share price has been volatile, increasing and decreasing, over the last 52 weeks the high has been 340.00 and the low has been 261.00 (Yahoo Finance, 2012). Over the year the…… [Read More]

References

Baye Michael, (2007), Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Elliott B, Elliott J, (2011), Financial Accounting and Reporting, London, Prentice Hall.

Financial Times, (FT), (2012), WM Morrison Supermarket PLC, retrieved 25th August 2012 from  http://markets.ft.com/Research/Markets/Tearsheets/Summary?s=MRW:LSE 

Financial Times, (FT), (2012), Tesco PLC, retrieved 25th August 2012 from  http://markets.ft.com/Research/Markets/Tearsheets/Financials?s=TSCO:LSE
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Morrisons PLC in the UK Morrisons PLC

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Morrisons PLC

In the UK, Morrisons PLC is one of the largest grocery store chains with the company serving over nine million customers at their 400 retail stores. At the heart of the firm's strategy, is to deliver quality products at affordable prices. For over 100 years, this has helped the company to be able to reach out to a large demographic of consumers. However, globalization has been leading to increased amounts of competition in many markets. This has been causing the firm to face greater pressures in adjusting with these new challenges. To overcome these issues requires utilizing the balanced scorecard to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company. This will be accomplished by focusing on: the different measures, how they are interconnected, which ones are leading / lagging indicators, how this can help in managing risk and what other control system could be implemented. Together, these different…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Balanced Score Card Part II, 2012.

Company History 2012, Morrisons. Available from: [28 Apr. 2012].

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income, 2012, Morrisons. Available from: [28 Apr. 2012].

Performance, Planning and Decision Making, 2012.
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Operational Analysis and Effectiveness Introduction

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As a consequence, information
can become redundant, it may not be received by the desired receiver, or it
may be distorted.
All these affect the well-functioning of the company's operations. As
a consequence, a series of malfunctions start to emerge, they determine
other problems, which result in not reaching the company's objectives,
decreasing quality of products and services, and increased costs.
The same situation happens in the case of the supermarket's branches.
Each of these branches is run by a general manager and they establish their
own sets of goals and objectives that must be aligned with the general
strategy and objectives established at the headquarters of the company.
This way, each branch activates like a profit center. However, it is
difficult to control the branches. Although they establish their own
objectives also in accordance with the customer targets of each branch, the
demographics and the characteristics of the market…… [Read More]

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2. Jones, C. A. (2000). Extraordinary Customer Service
Management: The Critical Success Factors. Business
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Technology and Privacy Advancements in

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Based on this information, supermarkets can highlight certain areas of their floor space over others. The supermarkets can thus charge higher prices for the more premium spaces, giving suppliers a choice of where to park their products.

This practice is a win situation for supermarkets, allowing them to meet their duties to their stockholders and their employees. In fact, any increased earnings from the premium display places can be passed on to customers in the form of savings as well. Thus, it can be argued that the use of premium display areas can allow a supermarket to cater more efficiently to the needs of its customers, as well as its employees.

It is important to note that the use of premium space does not deny customers one of their most important rights in a supermarket - the right to make an informed choice. This paper has argued that given the…… [Read More]

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Crap Principles the Acronym Crap

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The third principle is alignment, which means that all the items on a page or document should have some visual connection with something else on the same page or in the same document. Nothing should be placed arbitrarily, and a sense of purpose should be at the basis of all the design elements. In a supermarket, this principle can be seen by the one connecting element among all the items, which is that they are all consumer items. Although there is little visual connection between a piece of cheese and a household item like a table cloth, they are bound by their nature as items that are found within a supermarket. All items are then placed within their specific departments. While there is therefore not a clear visual connection between every item within the supermarket, they are connected by the same underlying idea.

The final principle, proximity, means that similar…… [Read More]

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ASDA's Model for Success and

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" (GBS, 1)

In spite of this recognition within the context of the community noted, ASDA's detractors remain numerous. This is one of the inherent consequences of its chosen affiliation with al-Mart. Moreover, many claims have been cited against ASDA itself for its discouragement of labor unions, indications that it does more environmental harm than good, allegations that its prices are not actually the lowest in Britain and a host of other arguments that are common for a company of its scale and in its selected field of business. Still, ASDA continues to demonstrate growth and growth potential, with access to an enormous amount of capital making its expansion a matter of inevitability at this juncture.

For communities, councils and consumers, the best opportunities are in partnering with ASDA to preserve community priorities. As demonstrated by the examples indicated above, ASDA's success comes at least partially from the intuitiveness with…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Corporate Watch UK (CWUK). (2004). ASDA/Wal-Mart: A Corporate Profile. Corporate Watch.org.

Doughty, S. (2009). Appeal to Shoppers for Help after ASDA is Targeted Again. Journal Live. Online at http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2009/09/02/appeal-to-shoppers-for-help-after-asda-is-targeted-again-61634-24585110/

Eurofood. (1999). Wal-Mart Buys ASDA in UK Retail Shock. BNET.

Greener Buildings Staff (GBS). (2009). New ASDA Supermarket Diverts 95% of Waste, Cuts CO2 Emissions in Half. Greener Buildings. Online at http://www.greenerbuildings.com/news/2009/06/19/new-asda-supermarket-diverts-95-percent-waste-cuts-co2-emissions-half
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Current Market Conditions

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Whole Foods: Current market conditions

Market structure

The supermarket industry is highly competitive. However, Whole Foods has been able to garner a market advantage through specialization. Whole Foods is a national chain but offers exclusively organic items to customers, thus conveying additional value for a specific yet rapidly-expanding demographic of customers. Growth in the organics market remains strong, even though it experienced a downturn after the recession. "According to the Organic Trade Association, U.S. sales of organic food and beverages have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $24.8 billion in 2009. That's 18.4% growth annualized over 19 years" (Beyers 2011).

As well as health-conscious consumers, Whole Foods also offers a wide array of international, gluten-free, peanut-free, and other specialty items. It is a relatively large chain, although still dwarfed in size by major national supermarket retailers like Wal-Mart. Thus, the market structure is that of a competitive market, with…… [Read More]

References

Green, Tara. (2012). Despite its efforts, even Whole Foods cannot keep GMOs out of the products it sells. Natural News. Retrieved:

 http://www.naturalnews.com/032628_Whole_Foods_GMOs.html#ixzz24bQ4TLq3 

Beyers, Tim. (2009). The secret to Whole Foods' success. Motley Fool. Retrieved:

 http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/02/28/the-secret-to-whole-foods-success.aspx
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Marketing Strategy Discuss the Conditions

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being specific. In addition, the use of advertising and sales promotion also is used on products that are quickly purchased yet have a high level of customer loyalty associated with them. All of these conditions would favor using an advertising and sales promotion driven approach over a personal selling one. Examples of products in this category include soft drinks, groceries of all types, and low-end consumer electronics that are purchased quickly based on brand loyalty over intensive analysis. In general, products that have lower margins and are highly commoditized are those that are sold through this approach. Personal selling on the other hand is very expensive as a sales strategy are often is used in situations where the sales cycles are longer as customers evaluate options more thoroughly, and where the products being sold are much higher in price. The greater the price of a product, the less commoditized it…… [Read More]

References

Michael Burkett (2005, July). The "Perfect" Product Launch. Supply Chain

Management Review, 9(5), 12-13. Retrieved November 21, 2007, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 875601091).

Jari Collin, Dennis Lorenzin. (2006). Plan for supply chain agility at Nokia:Lessons from the mobile infrastructure industry. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 36(6), 418-430. Retrieved November 20, 2007, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1079220951).

Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne. (2005). Value innovation: a leap into the blue ocean. The Journal of Business Strategy, 26(4), 22-28. Retrieved November 22, 2007, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 888965931).
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Hiring Process the Selection Tools

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Seeing how the applicant reacts to the vast space of a warehouse, the busy nature of a supermarket filled with customers eager to check out with their purchases, or how he or she interacts with people in general is best assessed face-to-face rather than over the phone or on paper. If desired, the applicant could also be asked to 'try out' some of the basic tasks of the job -- for example, can a stockroom man or woman lift the heavier boxes, as required by the job, or could the new bakery employee maneuver him or herself around the cramped area of this area of the store. This would also be an excellent time to assess the motivation of a candidate -- is the candidate not only capable, but interested in actively listening as to how to do and then try out some of these occupational tasks?

However, for a…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Litvin, Janice Schooler. (11 Nov 1996). "Tough Interview Questions and the Answers

Managers Want." Retrieved 10 Jan 2007 at http://www.microsearchsf.com/intrvucw.htm

Synthetic Validity': Selection Tool Could Revolutionize Hiring, Online Dating." (Mar 2006). Science Daily. Retrieved 10 Jan 2007 at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060308085903.htm
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Business Performance of the Top Four UK

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Business

Performance of the Top Four UK Supermarkets

The UK supermarket is dominated by four companies; Tesco, ASDA which is owned by alMart, Sainsbury and Morrison's. In 2011, the four firms combined had a 75.8% of the UK market (Fooddeserts.org, 2012). ith four firms controlling in excess of 75% of the market this is a highly concentrated market. The concentration has increased over the last decade; in 2002 the same four firms had only 64.8% of the market. Three out of the four firms have seen their market share increase over the since 2002, the only firm which lost market share, despite increasing sales significantly, was Sainsbury. Morrison's had the greatest increase with the acquisition of Safeway in 2003, this increased the market share, however, as part of the agreement Morrison's had to sell 52 of the Safeway stores following the acquisition, which is a factor in the decrease in…… [Read More]

WalMart, (2007), 10k, retrieved 16th June 2012 from http://investors.walmartstores.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=112761&p=IROL-secToc&TOC=aHR0cDovL2lyLmludC53ZXN0bGF3YnVzaW5lc3MuY29tL2RvY3VtZW50L3YxLzAwMDExOTMxMjUtMDctMDY1NjAzL3RvYy9wYWdl&ListAll=1

WalMart, (2009), 10k, retrieved 16th June 2012 from http://investors.walmartstores.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=112761&p=IROL-secToc&TOC=aHR0cDovL2lyLmludC53ZXN0bGF3YnVzaW5lc3MuY29tL2RvY3VtZW50L3YxLzAwMDExOTMxMjUtMTEtMDgzMTU3L3RvYy9wYWdl&ListAll=1&sXBRL=1

WalMart, (2012), 10k, retrieved 16th June 2012 from http://investors.walmartstores.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=112761&p=IROL-secToc&TOC=aHR0cDovL2lyLmludC53ZXN0bGF3YnVzaW5lc3MuY29tL2RvY3VtZW50L3YxLzAwMDExOTMxMjUtMTItMTM0Njc5L3RvYy9wYWdl&ListAll=1&sXBRL=1
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Tesco S Organizational Structure and SWOT Analysis

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Management: Tesco Supermarket

Tesco's Goals and Targets

Functions of Management

Organizational Structure

Internal Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses

Creating more Innovative Organizational Cultures

Benefits of Effective Communication

Understanding Management: Tesco Supermarket

Tesco supermarket is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer. Tesco is headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England in the United Kingdom. Tesco deals with a wide range of products, which has high demand in the market aiming at full customer satisfaction. Tesco was founded in the East End of London, London in 1919. The fist chief executive officer was Dave Lewis. Tesco was originally dealing only with grocery, but it later diversified to various products in various geographical regions.

Introduction

Tesco has opened many branches in different countries, and it is aiming to reach even people in rural areas. Tesco has stores in 12 countries all over Europe and Asia, and it is the leading grocery…… [Read More]

References

Alanezi, A.S., 2015. Communication Satisfaction and Its Relationship to Organizational Commitment among Secondary Teachers in Kuwait.

Chen, I.S., and Tseng, F.T., 2016. The Relevance of Communication Media in Conflict Contexts and Their Effectiveness: A Negotiation Experiment. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, Pp.134-141.

Da Fonseca, M.J.M., Silva, J.R. and Menezes, A.M.F., 2015. The Internationalization of Portugal Telecom and Its Impact on the Company's Organizational Structure. International Journal of Engineering and Industrial Management, (1), Pp.209-230.

Egeberg, M., Gornitzka, A, Trondal, J., and Johannessen, M., 2015. The European Parliament Administration: Organizational Structure and Behavioral Implications. In The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System (Pp. 227-245). Palgrave MacMillan UK.
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Impacts of a Borderless Society

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Borderless Society on Food

As disparate regions of the globe become more and more intertwined through the expansion of global capital and the practical disintegration of international borders for massive companies, the food people eat is simultaneously delivered from every region of the globe so that seasons no longer dictate the availability of any given food. However, the ability to obtain any given food out of season brings with it environmental and ecological damages because the farming and transportation practices which make this global food market work are almost entirely unsustainable and detrimental to the continued health of the global food ecosystem. In order to better understand the nature of this borderless society and how it affects the food one eats on any given day, it is useful to trace the path a couple of meals have taken from farm to plate, because only by doing so does the ramifications…… [Read More]

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Local-food movement: the lure of the 100-mile diet. (2006, June 11). Time, Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1200783,00.html

Kloppenburg, J, Hendrickson, J, & Stevenson, G.W. (1996). Coming in to the foodshed. Agriculture and Human Value, 13(3), 33-42.
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Management Part I The Biggest

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(Bhatnagar, 2004)

PART III

INSTRUCTIONS

The following Decentralization orksheet contains some observations on decentralizing. As you review each of the statements, provide an example that illustrates why this statement is important and related problems and benefits of the situation or condition indicated in the statement. SELECT ANY 2 Decentralization orksheet: A large number of factors determine the extent to which a manager should decentralize. Clearly, anything that increases a manager's workload creates pressure for decentralization because only a single person can accomplish a finite level of work. As with many facets of management, there are advantages and disadvantages to decentralization.

Question

The greater the diversity of products, the greater the decentralization.

An organization, such as a national supermarket chain, that sells a diversity of products will benefit from decentralization because decentralization allows local and regional managers to tailor the selection of goods to the specific market -- and also prevents…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bhatnagar, Parija (17 Nov 2004) "The Kmart-Sears Deal." CNN/Money. Retrieved 20 Jan 2005 at  http://money.cnn.com/2004/11/17/news/fortune500/sears_kmart/?cnn=yes 

CNN.com (17 Feb 2004) "Cingular nabs At & T. Wireless for $41 B." CNN.com. Retrieved 20 Jan 2005 at http://money.cnn.com/2004/02/17/technology/cingular_att
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Vertical Integration in Beef Production

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When they went into the state of Idaho, however, they changed their approach to sourcing cattle. In this area, there were fewer cattle in general' as a result, IBP purchase a minority interest in a feedlot.

Why did the firm acquire this upstream interest in Idaho and not in other states in the Great Plains?

The profits from feedlots in case with Idaho cattle would be not so high, compared to Middle East states, as the return would be relatively low on the area with fewer cattle.

PART TWO

In the 1990s and early 21st century, several meat packing firms sought to transfer the vertical integration techniques perfected by IBP in beef to the pork industry. Using the Internet, develop a flow chart of the activities in an economic system that takes a pig from its pen to the supermarket meat case. Once you have done this, continue your research…… [Read More]

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Giants in Asia The Two Largest Retailers

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Giants in Asia:

The two largest retailers i.e. American -- based Wal-Mart and France's Carrefour have targeted the Asian market with varying results. These varying results have been realized despite of the fact that these two giants have provided large stores stocked with general merchandise and groceries. Notably, the entry of Wal-Mart and Carrefour into new national markets is basically a major shock to local retailers who have seen the contemporary status quo of various decades influenced by these international competitors. Wal-Mart's entry into the Chinese market thrived significantly as the retailer revitalized the retail sector in China. On the contrary, the company's entry into the retail sector in Japan was more problematic than in the Chinese retail sector to an extent that it was forced to find a local partner after evaluating this market for four years. For Carrefour, its entry into Asia was mainly characterized by the movement…… [Read More]

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Chan, J. (2012, May 11). Why Local Retailers are Winning in China? Retrieved October 13,

2012, from http://www.instoretrends.com/index.php/2012/05/11/why-local-retailers-are-winning-in-china/

Daily, N. (2012, August 7). Foreign Retailers Compete for Guangzhou Market. Retrieved October 13, 2012, from http://gochina.scmp.com/guangzhou/business/foreign-retailers-compete-guangzhou-market

Regmi, A. & Gehlhar, M. (2005, February). New Directions in Global Food Markets. Retrieved October 13, 2012, from  http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/nmalhotra/306/Global%20Food%20Market%20ERS%20USDA%20study.pdf
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Market Communication

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market communication plan for Divine Chocolate that produces chocolates for a noble cause of supporting the cocoa farmers of Ghana and promoting Fair Trade. The paper consists of an analysis of its business environment as well as a set of recommended strategies which it can use to beat the competition and effectively communicate its marketing messages to the most potential target customers.

Divine Chocolate is one of the leading Fair Trade chocolate manufacturers in the United Kingdom and United States. In addition to producing the best quality chocolates, Divine Chocolate also aims to promote fair trade in the Global community. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the current business and marketing strategies of Divine Chocolate and proposes a market communication plan which can help it better understand its target market, effectively run its advertising and promotional campaigns, and beat the competitor brands which are supported by numerous unknown credential…… [Read More]

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Batra, R., Myers, J.G., & Aaker, D.A. 2009, Advertising Management, 5th Edition. New Delhi: Pearson.

Batsell, J. 2004, Bumper crop of coffee labels, Available at [Accessed March 7th, 2013]

Brassington, F. & Pettitt, S. 2006, Principles of Marketing, 4th Edition. Harlow: Prentice-Hall.

Blythe, J., & Megicks, P. 2010, Marketing Planning: Strategy, Environment and Context, 3rd Edition. U.K: Prentice Hall
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Supervisor Training Memo Re High Turnover Rate

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Supervisor Training

Memo Re: High Turnover Rate

From: Human Resource Manager, DIY Supermarket

Managing Director, DIY Supermarket

Recently I surveyed our cashiers and clerks and found upsetting results. We have a very low morale with our shop-floor workers. Our staff is 80% part-time older women. These women do not like the way the shop floor supervisors treat them or are eing "pushed around." Most of DIY shop floor supervisors are young full-time men who do not have management experience. Older women do not like eing ordered around y young men. DIY has an 80% staff turnover of these shop-floor workers. A major reason for this turnover is this low morale.

Evidence from Research Studies:

Smaller retail organizations like our supermarket chain are always struggling to keep open. Competition keeps on growing. One of our iggest prolems is finding ways to compete against the major grocery stores that uild stores in…… [Read More]

bibliography. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership.

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Skelly, B. Does the Irish retail market need more competition? (2010 October 11). Viewed 15 March 2011 http://www.shelflife.ie/article.aspx?id=1570
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Genetically Modified GM Crops Specifically

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For example, if birds feed on seeds and a certain variety of insect, without the seeds, the birds may disappear, and the insects would then overpopulate the area.

In addition, the cost of GM crops is initially high to the farmer. These seeds cost much more to develop and test, and so, they are much more costly to the farmer. They might benefit Third World agriculture in many ways, but few Third World farmers could possibly afford the increased cost of these seeds, and so, they would not be available to a majority of the people that need them the most. Cost is an important factor in the continued growth of GM crops, and so, manufacturers must eventually address the cost of these seeds, and reduce the cost so that more people can afford to plant them.

While no study has found GM food to be harmful to humans, opponents…… [Read More]

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Black, Richard. 2004, 'Study Finds Benefits in GM Crops.' BBC.com. [Online]. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4046427.stm.

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Accounting - Parmalat Several Accounts

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In this case, it was a $4.9 billion bank account. However, credit would have been granted against an asset like that. Finding such an account did not exist, banks would have wanted their money back, and Parmalat would not have had it. This would be grounds to take the company into insolvency, especially if somebody at Parmalat was counting on that account to pay off its debts.

4. These fraudulent activities, as noted, would have boosted the accounts receivable at Parmalat, and could potentially have reduced the inventories as well. The effect on the balance sheet, if the inventories were not affected, would have been to boost the a/R and therefore the current assets. As a result, the quick ratio would have improved, on the basis of an inflated accounts receivable.

5. Citicorp was a victim here. There are some controls that can be done to ensure that the financial…… [Read More]

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No author. (2004). File suggests double-billing by Parmalat. New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2012 from http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/02/world/files-suggest-double-billing-by-parmalat.html
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Family Business and Steinberg Case

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Family Business and Steinberg Case

Steinberg's Success -- Sam Steinberg (1905-1978), was a Canadian of Hungarian descent who transformed the grocery story founded by his mother Ida, into one of the largest chains in the Quebec, Steinberg's Supermarket. One of his key successes was helping to transform food retailing in the post-orld ar II era into mass merchandising, mechanization, and personnel management that fed into and exploited the bilingual nature of Quebec, and the Ontario. Sam had a unique ability to find optimal locations for his stores by using the old-fashioned technique of driving around the area, watching who drove where, who shopped where, and learning about the areas, then purchasing properties and building on sites he believed would service the public in the most expeditious manner. At the time of his death, Steinberg's was the largest supermarket chain in Quebec. Sam left a legacy of philanthropic ideas and causes,…… [Read More]

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DeWolff, C 2008, The Ghosts of Steinberg's, viewed March 2012, <

http://spacingmontreal.ca/2008/12/24/the-ghosts-of-steinbergs/

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Tws Liability Ms Jones Slipping on a

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TWS Liability

Ms. Jones slipping on a banana peel on her way into the Wonderful Supermarket is unfortunate. While there are factors that make TWS look negligent, this case is far from simple in that Ms. Jones at least partially contributed to her own injury and the fact she suffered very similar injuries just six months prior complicates what can be attributed to TWS and what is attributable to the prior accident.

Problems for Ms. Jones

There are a couple of facts and circumstances that do not help Ms. Jones' case against TWS. First, the fact that she is near-sighted and that she took her glasses off after she parked her car but before she made entry into the supermarket raises the idea that she would have clearly seen the banana peel had she had her glasses on. Another factor that does not help Ms. Jones is that she suffered…… [Read More]

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Influence of Music on Consumers

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Music on Grocery Store Shopper Habits

Marketers continuously attempt to influence shopper habits by manipulating their environment. It has been known since the early 1970s that factors such as lighting, layout, sounds, colors and temperature invoke emotional responses in consumers (Kotler, 1973). esearch has shown that the amount of time spent in a restaurant was directly related to the amount of money spent (Caldwell and Hibbert, 2002). Musical preferences were found to play a factor in the restaurant experience. However, the tempo of the music was not found to be significant (Caldwell and Hibbert, 2002). Several researchers have focused on the effects of music on consumer behavior (North, Hargreaves, and McKendrick, 1996; Yalch & Spangenberg, 1990; Milliman, 1982).

There have been two types of studies performed regarding the subject of environment and shopper behavior. The first group of studied treats the store atmosphere as a whole. Other studies focused on…… [Read More]

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Caldwell, C., and Hibbert, S. (2002) The Influence of Music Tempo and Musical Preference on Restaurant Patron's Behavior. Psychology & Marketing, Vol. 19(11): 895-917 (November 2002)
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Pneumothorax We Identify the Two Main Types of

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pneumothorax.We identify the two main types of Pneumothorax with its causes and possible treatments. We also analyze a case study involving a 33-year fruit vegetable merchant, who, while delivering merchandise a mini supermarket developed chest pain difficulty breathing. And then subsequently admitted to casualty and diagnosed with pneumothorax.

Pneumothorax which is defined by Light (1995) as the unprecedented entry of air into an individual's pleural space is a serious ailment. Its pathophysiology described by Combulsier in 1747 (Mohebbi and ad, 2007). This was after realizing that the noted reduction in the pulmonary function was as a result of lung compression caused by air present in the pleural space as outlined by Sadiron et al., (1997).

Types and causes of Pneumothorax

Simple pneumothorax

This type of pneumothorax is caused by the presence of air within a victim's pleural space. It is a consequence of a blunt or a penetrating trauma with…… [Read More]

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American Thoracic Society (2004). Chest Tube Thoracostomy.

http://patients.thoracic.org/information-series/en/resources/chest-tube-thoracostomy.pdf

Gupta, D., Hansell, A. And Nichols, T. et al. 2000. Epidemiology of pneumothorax in England.
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Certified Organic

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Organics trip to the local grocery store will reveal that organic vegetables and fruits not only look better than their non-organic counterparts: they are in many cases also not that much more expensive. As a result, many mainstream supermarkets are starting to carry organic lines of produce, offering more choice to consumers. The Albertson's chain in ashington State recently started stocking shelves with organic coffee; UK food retail giant Safeway added organic meats to its shelves, all of which is locally produced. Increasing numbers of packaged foods are being made with organic ingredients and many of them don't cost more than non-organic counterparts. However, the organic food industry still has a long uphill battle to fight. Organic agriculture is a system of production that eliminates "the use of synthetic inputs, such as synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, veterinary drugs, genetically modified seeds and breeds, preservatives, additives and irradiation," replacing them with…… [Read More]

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Cowley, Geoffrey. "Certified Organic." Newsweek. 30 Sept 2002.

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Wor and Argue Against This Concept and

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WO and argue against this concept and its application within City Super in Hong Kong. The argument in this paper is that McNair propagates that retail institutions evolve over time implying cost leadership strategy is suitable for emerging retail institutions to adopt to enter the retail industry. In addition, Walmart is a good example for demonstrating cost leadership strategy because of its success. However, I found service quality to be a critical element in enhancing the perception of overall merchandise quality in supermarkets especially when studying the case of City Super in Hong Kong.

The Wheel of etailing had been initially created by Professor Malcolm P McNair within 1958. McNair claimed that whenever new retailers get into a customer marketplace, they function below the idea of becoming lowly priced, reduced margin businesses. They do that since it will be the most economical method to obtain because numerous clients as you…… [Read More]

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Background information on City Super. (2012). Available at and accessed from: http://www.citysuper.com/

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Goldman, A. (1975) 'The Role of Trading Up in the Development of the Retailing System', The Journal of Marketing, Vol. 39 (January), pp.54-62.

Hollander, S. (1960) 'The Wheel of Retailing', Journal of Marketing, Vol. 25, No. 1 (July), pp.37-50.
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Personal Statement it Is Often Said When

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Personal Statement

It is often said, when discussing the importance of volunteering, that if an individual can only save one person, than he or she has lived a worthwhile life. In my case, I have volunteered for the past two years at UMASS Memorial hospital, a commitment that was preceded by my work at Santa Teresa Hospital, also as a volunteer. Of course, as a high school student, I cannot brag that I have saved many lives, or found the cure for any number of infectious diseases. Someday, I can say, I hope to do such things, but as yet I can only dream. If I have 'saved' even one individual through my current medical efforts, this 'salvation' has only come through my combined efforts with the doctors and nurses whose efforts I serve. But truthfully, I know that my volunteering has saved at least one person -- it has…… [Read More]

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Migros Company Visit Introduction Number

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37). Indeed, the company's emphasis on so-called "social clauses" (discussed further below) has been at the forefront of its corporate philosophy: "Socially, ecologically, and ethically produced products were key aspects of Migros' product offering. iedener knows that Migros benefited from a unique position -- and he wants to make sure that Migros defends it from both new and old competitors" (einhardt et al., p. 37).

Current and past issues.

The company faces some profound challenges in its efforts to grow its business in the future but has continued its corporate philosophy of socially responsible corporate citizenship (einhardt, Dessain, & Sjoman, 2005). The company's management has been examining ways to assist emerging economies in the countries where it competes or intends to expand to facilitate it future growth while helping improve the quality of life for the residents in these regions. In this regard, Sternquist and Kacker note that, "Many Eastern…… [Read More]

References

About Migros. (2009). Migros. [Online]. Available: http://www.migros.ch/DE/.

Brysk, a. (2002). Globalization and human rights. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Reinhardt, F.L., Dessain, V. & Sjoman, a. (2005, December 14). Migros case study. Harvard Business Publishing.

Sternquist, B. & Kacker, M. (1999). European retailing's vanishing borders. Westport, CT: Quorum Books.
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Capital Structure the Three Companies

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The cyclicality of Choice, evidenced by their beta, and the intense competitive pressures, means that the firm is at risk for periods of difficulty. If they are too highly-leveraged, these periods could cause irreparable harm to the company. Ideally, Choice would limit the downside damage caused by the inevitable turbulent times. The medium debt ratio achieves this.

The ideal capital structure for Dell Computers is a high debt ratio. Dell's business is growing. From their beta we can infer that Dell itself is relatively stable, since they have such a broad customer base. They sell to both businesses and consumers, with several of their product lines being business only. Thus, the bulk of their risk is market risk.

The high debt ratio gives Dell sufficient leverage to participate in their industry's growth. ithout a strong cyclical downside, they are in a good position to take on a higher debt ratio,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Betas, Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Business Descriptions on all three companies obtained July 30, 2008 from Reuters.

Hatfield, Gay; Cheng, Louis; and Davidson, Wallace. (1994). The Determination of Optimal Capital Structure: The Effect of Firm and Industry Debt Ratios on Market Value. Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions. Retrieved July 30, 2008 at  http://www.studyfinance.com/jfsd/pdffiles/v7n3/hatfield.pdf
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Syringe in My Pepsi Can

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Yet, the benefits of the technique above could have turned into disadvantages if the spokesperson lost his temper, didn't know what to answer or provided details that shouldn't have reached the media.

Fourthly, the corporation established non-stop toll-free numbers. These offered two major benefits: the softening of the corporate image (PepsiCo appeared as an entity open to dialogue and concerned about the safety of its consumers) and the permanent feedback provided by consumers. Yet, the main drawback is that some joking callers could use a false identity and report untrue events just to put the company on the wrong track and make it lose time. However, benefits are heavier than drawbacks, in this case.

Fifthly, the corporation used a slogan at the end of the crisis - "Pepsi is pleased to announce...nothing." This was a witty remark suggesting that the company remained the producer of the same qualitative beverage and…… [Read More]

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Milk There Are a Number

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Lactose-free milk serves a specific market niche of lactose-intolerant people. Soy and goat milk serve a similar role in delivering the benefits of milk to people with medical or philosophical reasons for avoiding cow's milk. Chocolate milk appeals to people who want the benefits of milk but want to drink candy instead.

There are potential geodemographic segments that are served by some of these products. The Asian community, which has a higher than average degree of lactose intolerance, also has in some areas soy milk as a traditional product. Thus, in areas with high concentrations of Asians, it can be expected that more soy milk products will be available. As noted, it is reasonable that more progressive areas will have different milk selections than will less progressive areas. Thus, there might be different varieties of organic milk, and in more sizes, in such areas. The availability of niche market milk…… [Read More]

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Compensation and Benefits

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Utley Food Case Study

Utley Food Markets was founded in the 1930s in the St. Louis area. It grew to 86 supermarkets in the Missouri and Southern Illinois area. Up until 1948 it was a family owned company, but then sold and went public, with the Utleys moving out of managerial roles. The company is now heavily unionized, and even those employees who are not union members receiving similar salary increases as to union members. One of the largest concerns is the manner in which employees are reviewed; now typically with the supervisor answering, "how did this employee do in the past year." There is no quantitative data, dialog, supervisory committee, or employee response. This has resulted in a culture of mistrust and suspicion, with the general view that the system is unfair. hen employees complain, supervisors typically respond with a larger than average raise simply to make the concern…… [Read More]

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Kroger Is a Very Successful

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In this way, the product questions are topical, current and focused upon the actual Kroger product line.

Before entering the focus group interview phase, the manager will write the questions and print them on customer response questionnaires passed out in the stores. The respondents who fill out the survey questionnaires in the store to prepare for the full focus group interviews will receive a Kroger gift certificate. The individuals that are interviewed in the recorded sessions will be paid for their time, with an individual interview requiring about an hour to complete. The key will be to develop open-ended questions about key products that are being introduced in the hypermarket store.

Data Analysis

The study will last anywhere from six months to one year, depending on the cash flow results from the store front. Those cash flow results will determine the formulation and reformulation of questions (to make sure that…… [Read More]

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Grocery chains. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.americancompanies.com/industry.asp?ID=Grocery

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Lust to A& p Girl and a Sorrowful

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Lust" to "A&P," "Girl" and "A Sorrowful Woman" both similarities and differences can be seen, with these noticeable in relation to the themes present, the protagonist character of each, the perspective and the way the story is told.

The main obvious difference between "Lust" and "A&P" is the nature of the protagonist. In "Lust" we have the female and in "A&P" the male. The character in "Lust" takes the place of the girl in the supermarket which Sammy lusts after. Sammy and the girl in "Lust" are looking at the situation from opposite angles. The similarity between the works is that they both focus on the same situation, that of finding one's place in society and especially finding one's place as a man or woman. In "Lust" the character remains almost unaware of the man's viewpoint, she simply reacts, giving them what they want as it is easier than refusing.…… [Read More]

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Purchasing and Supply Management Issue of Woolworths

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purchasing and supply management issue of Woolworths Limited. Mainly, the paper will focus on how Woolworths performs their purchasing and supply system and the consequent issues in both its positive and negative aspect. In addition, the essay will also examine the relationships between cost, timeliness of information, goods and services that consequents as a result of their purchasing and supply activities.

Woolworth Ltd. follows a centralized distribution model of supply chain management which means that it has consolidated all its IT centers, emergency disaster centers and resources as well as management and operation hubs into one centralized system (Network World).

The advantages of Woolworth's adopting this model include the following:

It simplifies distribution to suppliers giving them one single pick-up.

It simplifies deliveries to stores (with again this simple one pick up of package / order)

It reduces cost of operation

It improves monitoring of transportation of supplies ascertaining, for…… [Read More]

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Australian Foood & Retail News Woolworths drives $2.5bn out of the supply chain http://www.muzink.com/afrn?articleid=232

Australian IT (March 26, 2008). Woolies boosts supply chain technology

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it-old/woolies-boosts-supply-chain-technology/story-e6frganf-

CIO Supply chain management in Australia
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Publix com Website Analysis Effective New Media Usage

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Publix.com website analysis

Effective New Media Usage by Publix Super Markets

It is important for information to be easily accessible, functional, and clear. When it comes to building websites, it is also important to consider the limitations that may be imposed by an individual's browsing capabilities and ensure that the site is not overridden with unnecessary scripts or media. It is also important for a website to be easily accessible through search engine optimization and be regionally specific to an individual's web search. Publix Super Markets, located Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida successfully operates its own website that is easily navigated and provides a clear and concise point-of-view.

Through the advent and innovation of new media, business are able to take advantage of the internet and help to promote the services and goods that they provide within their physical stores (Beech Marketing, 2011). Upon performing and completing a simple…… [Read More]

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Beech Marketing: New Media Marketing Solutions. (2011). New Media Marketing -- A

Definition. Accessed 20 August 2011, from http://beechmarketingonline.com/new-media-marketing-what-it-is-and-why-you-need-it.

Conversion Results. (n.d.). The Nine Elements of Effective Marketing. Accessed 20 August

2011, from http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:LY6usDHF-_0J:www.conversionresults.com/downloads/Effective%2520Web%2520Marketing.pdf+the+nine+elements+of+effective+marketing&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjOTr2tIOcRF9SYJP7FpHr-00PcnQ0hkRAfOlgeXhg1xMmEUhEuEpHqzrlOgdws507WLxuo6q83ulXB88rnIJoTn9kn0CGiV3z7G6AHqZ1cIc3WuQCk9L2Fmw7YMYvQl2o_PB67&sig=AHIEtbSymOb7I08LHZcSRY6aZQvYvTZMAQ&pli=1
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Accounting and Finance Comparison of Selected Financial

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Accounting and Finance

Comparison of Selected Financial Performance Data for WalMart and Target

WalMart and Target compete in very similar markets, competing in the supermarket segment of the retail industry, with some diversified interests. To assess the performance of these two firms, their results for the financial years ending January 2012 and 2013 may be examined and compared. This paper will look at the performance in terms of revenues, cost of goods, accounts receivable and payable and inventory management.

evenues

The performance of a firm often starts with an assessment of the revenue that is generated and the way in which this changes over time. The revenues for both WalMart and Target are shown in table 1.

Table 1; evenue for WalMart and Target 2012-2013

WalMart

Target

2012(Jan)

2013(Jan)

2012(Jan)

2013(Jan)

evenues ($ millions)

446,950

469,162

69,865

73,301

Change in revenues from previous year

The levels of revenues demonstrate that…… [Read More]

References

Target, (2013), 10k, retrieved  https://corporate.target.com/_media/TargetCorp/annualreports/content/download/pdf/Annual-Report.pdf?ext=.pdf 

WalMart, (2013), 10k, retrieved  http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/104169/000010416913000011/wmt10-k.htm
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Practical Health Solution

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Community Health Education

Obesity response

The aim of every community is to have a healthy society where each individual can carry on with their daily activities with ease and also contribute back to the welfare of the society. This is the target that I aim at in engaging in the community-based programs like the obesity reduction bid among adults. The number of obese adults within the U.S. was pegged at 34.9% between the years 2011 to 2012 and amazingly this was the same prevalence rates experienced between 2009 and 2010, meaning the prevalence rates did not change (CDC, 2013). This is a worrying trend since the adult risk of developing chronic illnesses and subsequent waste of their life in treatment is a real threat. This is one of the central motivating factors for my involvement in the pursuit to ensure the reduction in the number of obese adults and in…… [Read More]

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CDC, (2013). Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2011 -- 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2014 from  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db131.htm 

McNeal, G. (2014). Academic scholarship redefined. The ABNF Journal: Official Journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty In Higher Education, Inc., 25(1), 3-4.
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Strategy Tesco

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Strategic Advantage

Introduction and Description of the Problem

Tesco is the market leader in the UK supermarket industry, with a share of 28.8% as of the summer 2014 (Statista 2014). Other major firms in the industry are Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons, but the industry overall is highly fragmented. Most firms in the industry compete in the mainstream segment of the market, including Tesco. Few major players operate with a premium platform. The industry has recently been characterized by the rise of discounters, including new market entrants from the continent in Aldi and Lidl, both of which compete in the discount segment, along with incumbent discounter Iceland.

The emergence of the discounters is a major strategic problem for Tesco. The discounters, well-financed and operationally sophisticated, have been able win market share in the UK with their low prices, and at this point are stealing share away from the more established companies.…… [Read More]

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BBC. 2014. Economy tracker: Unemployment. British Broadcasting Corporation. Accessed November 16, 2014 from http://www.bbc.com/news/10604117

Kirka, D. 2013. Tesco will put out of U.S., sell Fresh & Easy. USA Today. Accessed November 16, 2014 from http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/04/17/tesco-exits-usa/2090801/

Matthyssens, P.; Vandenbempt, K. And Berghman, L. 2008

Value Innovation in the Functional Foods Industry: Deviations from the Industry Recipe
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Strategic Management Approaches for a Company

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furnishes a literature review of five strategic management viewpoints, that include Porter's (1980) Generic Strategies, Porter's (1980) Five Forces, Porter's (1985) Value Chain Analysis and Bowman and Faulkner's (1997) Bowman's Strategy Clock. This paper has made use of UK's Tesco supermarket retailer for case study. The analysis of Tesco using Porter's Generic strategies revealed that Tesco's generic strategy needs to be cost leadership given that they can successfully differentiate their clothing line to be able to charge a premium. Apropos globalization, Porter extends the generic strategy construct to international situation. However, Tesco cannot be bracketed as belonging to one particular category. Porter's Five forces revealed that in spite of cost leadership strategy the company has managed to create a very high value when compared to that of its key competitors. Tesco's advantage has been its range of stores, which are within reachable distance from most of residential localities across UK.…… [Read More]

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Abeysinghe, T. (2010), 'Roaring tigers, rising dragon', Straits Times (Singapore), February 2, 2010. Available at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ecs/scape/doc/ST-NUS-Econ-Series-02Feb10.pdf

Audretsch, D.B. (1995), Innovation and Industry Evolution, (Cambridge: MIT Press)

Baig, V. Ali, and Javaid, A. (2011). Supply Chain Management: Value Configuration Analysis Approach: A case Study. Vision. 15(3), pp. 251-266.

Beaumont & Warman (2008). Can Tesco topple iTunes? [Internet] Available from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/3357071/cantesco
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California Grocery Workers Strike the

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As the UFCW president and director Shaun arclay says, "This pact fits the same pattern of their actions three years ago when they forced UFCW members and their families into the streets and disrupted shoppers for nearly five months in a grab to end meaningful health care coverage for employees."

UFCW] the pay hikes that the CEO's of these supermarkets received last year attests to their improving profitability proving that the supermarkets are crying wolf. [UFCW]

However, the situation has turned around and currently the workers are once again bargaining with the supermarket chains. Unlike three years ago, this time the Union is negotiating with the supermarkets individually. [Uprising] the plan seems to workout better for the Union. As a positive trend, the UFCW has successfully negotiated good contracts with Stater ros and Gelsons, two comparatively smaller supermarket stores. [UFCW]. If these two smaller supermarkets can do this without the…… [Read More]

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Abigail Goldman, "Grocers lose their Wal-Mart leverage," Accessed May 8th 2007, Available online at, http://www.groceryworkersunited.org/walmart_excuse_not_working.htm

UFCW, "Supermarket Workers Nationwide Call for Good Jobs and Affordable Health Care," Accessed May 8th 2007, Available online at, http://www.ufcw.org/press_room/index.cfm?pressReleaseID=305

UFCW, "Talks Break Off Between Grocery Workers and Southern California

Supermarkets," Accessed May 8th 2007, Available online at, http://www.ufcw.org/press_room/index.cfm?pressReleaseID=304
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Opening a Tesco Branch in Vietnam

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Strategic plan for Tesco -Vietnam branch

Current supermarket industry analysis

Competition in the supermarket industry is high with the British market being hypercompetitive.

In Vietnam, the competition landscape is not stiff with the only significant competitor being Big C. which has its origins in Thailand.

Big supermarkets like Wal-Mart present a one stop shopping experience for their customers hence influencing the contemporary industry.

The current supermarkets are also seen to get more into the private label trends which emphasizes on both discounted goods and quality as well.

The supermarkets are now focusing more on the specific goods that their clients need as opposed to the previous times when they stored thousands of good that only helped in confusing the client and wasting time for them.

The fresh produce section is of late a point that most customers consider when deciding which supermarket to shop from (Peterson H., 2014).

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Banco Santander, (2015). Vietnam: Business Environment. Retrieved April 24, 2015 from https://en.santandertrade.com/establish-overseas/vietnam/business-environment

Central Institute of Economic Management, (2003). The Legal Environment for Business Development Services in Vietnam. Retrieved April 24, 2015 from http://www.value-chains.org/dyn/bds/docs/285/GTZ-LegalEnvBDS-VN-Report.pdf

Encyclopedia Britannica, (2015). Hanoi: National Capital, Vietnam. Retrieved April 24, 2015 from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/254479/Hanoi

Peterson H., (2014). Four Ways American Grocery Shopping is Changing Forever. Retrieved April 24, 2015 from http://www.businessinsider.com/trends-that-are-changing-grocery-stores-2014-4
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Natureview Has to This Point Been Successful

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Natureview has, to this point, been successful operating within the natural foods channel. The company has expanded its product range over the years and has become one of the industry leaders in the natural foods segment. Natureview has attained within ten years of startup national distribution in its segment. The company has captured a 24% share in the natural foods market. While this equates to just a 0.7% share of the total yoghurt market, it is a strong starting position. Given the expected growth of the natural foods channel, maintaining this market share in that channel would give Natureview total sales of $26.6 million by 2003. Thus, its objective of increasing sales to $20 million by 2001 is not unrealistic at all. It equates to a 25% revenue increase in each of the next two years. The company has enjoyed a compound average growth rate of 62.5%, while the natural…… [Read More]

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Customers' Attitudes Towards Own Labels

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Tesco, the largest UK company, employs 260,000 people. This corporation has global aspirations and has come a long way in a relatively short period of time" (2003, p. 3).

According to the company's promotional literature, the employment figure for 2003 has almost doubled today, as shown in Table 1 below.

Table 1

Current Key Figures for Tesco

Category

Statistic

Staff worldwide

472,000

Staff in the UK

287,669

Stores worldwide

5,008

Total stores in the UK

2,545

Extra

13

Homeplus

Superstore

Metro

Express

OneStop

Number of markets

14

Which markets

China, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA

Note: Facts correct October 2010

Source: Tesco Quick Facts 2010

Figure 1. Respective Number of Tesco Retail Formats in the U.K.

Source: Based on tabular data in Tesco Quick Facts 2010

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Nature View Farms Is at

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Strategically, the first option is the best fit given the financials, the revenue targets, and the way it sets the firm up to succeed immediately and subsequently expand into other segments and markets after meeting with this success.

Action Plan: The company should adopt option 1. This will require several changes. The current marketing team should be retained to work on the natural foods channel, which is rapidly growing. However, a new marketing team should be brought in to work on this initiative. This will allow the current staff to remain within their comfort zone and abilities. True grocery people will be needed because the business is more competitive and also because the company cannot afford any missteps as they introduce their yoghurts to this market. By operating the grocery and natural foods divisions separately, the company minimizes channel conflict, even if it costs a little bit more. Moreover, the…… [Read More]

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Porter, Michael. (1980). Porter's Five Forces, adapted from Competitive Strategy. Retrieved July 16, 2009 from  http://www.quickmba.com/strategy/porter.shtml 

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