Self-checkout kiosks vanish endless queues and speed ups the process of shopping both for costumer side and seller side. Considering using more technology inside Trader Joe’s would also speed up business inside Trader Joe’s. 5 – Conclusion This paper has revealed the most powerful and weak spots of Trader Joe’s. Supermarket industry is currently alive and competition between firms are very contentious. Some markets choose to provide the lowest cost possible to their costumers and some of them choose to sell spatialized products to their customers.
A lot of resources were devoted to the development, Fist, a high-end segment. To acquire market dominance, the product was prohibitive to most customers. The analogy was that in the event of domination of the segment, pricing was never going to be a major concern. One of the strongest point for Team Ferris ideal position of all products in the segments as well as age considerations. One of the notable challenges was lowered capacity in both low-end and traditional segment.
Other threats include new competition, local co-ops, e-commerce (Amazon) and a shift in consumer preference. Trader Joe’s has resisted increased technology in the stores and has little presence on social media (mostly customers). This has the potential of becoming a threat to Trader Joe’s competitive advantage, as e-commerce and social media use expands globally. The threat of substitute and brand name products is also a concern for Trader Joe’s and the current competitive advantage. Brand loyalty is significant, Trader Joe’s does not stock a significant amount of name brand products in stores and this could become a strategic threat in the future.
Cabela’s has many strengths and opportunities for its future success in the outdoor supplies and apparel market. However, Cabela’s has several shortcomings and weaknesses as well. First, Cabela’s has the disadvantage of its limited locations throughout the nation. CEO Tommy Millner says that going fast and racing to open stores is not their style. He says “By growing too fast, you get into a rat race in retail where you’re just hiring somebody with no expertise, and that’s a bad outcome for us” (Adams).
Surprisingly X- Opoloy rapid became a popular board even though it replicated Monopoly. The owners did not expect for such increase in sales therefore their assembly line wasn’t properly set up to carry out the finished others. Even though X- Opoly became a success they face various problems. One of the main problems are segregation of duties; the workloads in each department seems hectic, mainly for the printing and cutting departments. With sudden blossom of the company they appear to be short staffed which hinders them from completing projects in a timely manner.
Aligning themselves be more competitive in the grocery store market share, Wal-Mart began offering organic foods in their stores, cheaper than their nearest competitor Whole Foods was doing (Ferrell, Hirt, Ferrell, 2009). When the economy experienced a downturn, more consumers were spending their money on the daily necessities and no longer buying luxury items that were not necessarily needed. Wal-Mart saw their profits increase because of their low price guarantee, low prices on prescriptions and a new focus on becoming
• Developing dedicated suppliers whose business depends upon the firm. One of the lessons Twitter, Inc. can learn from Wal-Mart and Nike is how these companies developed third-party manufacturers whose business solely depends on them thus creating a scenario where these third-party manufacturers have significantly less bargaining power compared to Wal-Mart and Nike. Bargaining Power of Buyers Buyers are often a demanding lot. They want to buy the best offerings available by paying the minimum price as possible. This put pressure on Twitter, Inc. profitability in the long run.
“ that means fewer competitors in the industry which is bad for customers” (5h). if there is no competition, companies will not be making more money than another and that leaves no choices for the customer, for the better deals. When there is deals and good service then more people will go to your store and the other store will have to compete and that will keep it fair. The next reason net neutrality must be repealed is because businesses must have competition. That competitive market is necessary for customers to have the best service with affordable prices.
However, Amazon has advanced websites and high brand recognition that other competitors may not reach its level. ii) Threat of substitutes The book publishers can publish the books and distribute them directly to the public. iii) Power of buyers Amazon experiences a low buyer power since the book items can’t be bargained since the prices are fixed. iv) Bargaining power of suppliers The suppliers have low bargaining power since the company is large and can compel the suppliers to offer discounts for the popular titles. v) Entry by rivals Although rivals can enter the market of Amazon, the company has already reached the biggest global marketplace and there are many visitors to its website.
Therefore, a strong research and development (R&D) of this company needed to commercial a new products and improve the existing products. WEAKNESSES The weakness of Nestle company is much of it sales depend on a few well-recognized product. Hence, any sudden change in consumer taste would affect the business. Next, grocery sales that sold in giant retailer such as Tesco which have the ability to reduce the price drastically without any deal from Nestle.