On average, the company has about 2,796 stores, which 2,255 have pharmacies and 1,445 have fuel centers. There are about 443,000 employees employed with the company. Kroger is divided and operated under several different divisions. The ones in which I have worked in are Delta Division (Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansan) and the Atlantic Division (Georgia and North Carolina). Majority of the employees that work for the company are covered under the collective bargaining act.
This is the story of how Whataburger started. At 1950, Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton were looking to open a hamburger restaurant. Dobson's goal was to "make a better burger that took two hands to hold and tasted so good that when you took a bite you would say What a burger. In June 1950, Dobson was granted the Whataburger trademark. In August of that year they opened their first location on Ayers Street in Corpus Christi, Texas, across from Del Mar College.
Supply chain is very important for Chipotle’s operations because of the fact that the company is dealing with small number of suppliers when it comes to key ingredients. The supply chain is becoming inefficient due to the company’s large footprints. The company’s supply chain is also subject to shortages and price fluctuations which is great threat to smooth functioning of the company’s operations. (see Supplier’s Power, Attachment B).
Kroger is headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio and has stores located mainly throughout the Midwest and the Southern regions of the country. Over a hundred years after Kroger was incorporated, the company now counts approximately 400,000 employees, and the company operates 40 subsidiaries. As one of the leading retail grocery stores, Kroger has experienced a major expansion since the first store opened in 1883. In fact, Kroger Co owes its current success to its ability to manufacture their own products which represent a significant percentage of the products sold in the company’s stores.
Tyson found thousands of chickens in Springdale, Arkansas during The Great Depression. As he began delivering chickens to larger markets in the Midwest, World War II came around in the 1940’s with a large demand, that then moved the business into raising the chicks and feed for local chicken farmers. By the 1950’s, John’s son, Don, began running much of the business side of things that by the 1960’s included a plan, growing team and plants, as well as a public market taking acquisitions in every direction. Heading into the 1970’s with a new name and look, the 1980’s brought phenomenal growth as well as the 1990’s initiating added products of beef and pork. By the 2000’s, Tyson Foods, Inc. projected visions, core values, and innovations that brought them to the 2010’s of making a difference for many around the world.
Here is my report, regarding your intention to acquire Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Pronounced chi-POAT-lay, this rising company opened its first store in 1993, with one simple idea: Show the American consumer that food served fast didn't have to be a "fast-food" experience. What makes this company different is the fact that, they team and work with farmers around the USA, they always use high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking methods and a distinctive interior design, and have friendly people to take care of each customer—features that are more frequently found in the world of fine dining (chipotle.com). At the time they opened, there was not a business or company that was delivering the type of service they are in.
With BurgerFuel franchise system they offer premium brand with a loyal following along with robust systems, procedures and training essentially everything employees need to mix in with a great attitude and outstanding work ethic for a successful venture. Like their customers, the people who work
Therefore, when KFC was bought by Heublein, Inc. there were more than three thousands restaurants worth more than 285 million dollars. PepsiCo bought the brand for 840 million dollars after fifteen years. The owner of the restaurant sold his stake in the restaurant for 2 million dollars in 1964. At that time there were 600 restaurants in America. When he died it was worth more than three million dollars.
The experience of eating at Whataburger, a flawless fast food restaurant that expands its range on hamburgers and many other types of sandwiches, is an experience of delight tasting and overall joy. The welcoming of entering inside the building is very courteous, the service of the employees is very respectful, and the food is very intriguing. This business is one of the top rated fast food restaurants due to their overall experience in owning a fast food joint. Whataburger was found in 1950, by two men named Harmon Dobson and Paul Burton.
Based on the preliminary market research conducted, Big Bites has gathered some information about the market needs and consumer profile of the target market. Customer and Market Needs Market Needs As Big Bites burger is a food product, the direct need of the target market that it intends to fill is the satisfaction of hunger. In terms of satisfying this need, it is noted that Big Bites generally has a number of rival firms which marks its threats in gaining customers since there are more affordable and more well-known ones. Aside from hunger satisfaction, affordable food choices, and good product quality, which existing competing businesses have already filled in the market, Big Bites focuses on remaining gaps including the customers’ desire
This paper presents an overview of Kmart retail supply chain in New Zealand. Various IT systems and software used by Kmart are presented in this paper. The new IT systems and business applications are also proposed. In retail sector, IT is involved at every point right from supply chain management to POS terminals for transaction processing. Efficient use of technology and IT systems can bring innovation.
Capacity planning This is the process of knowing the production capacity an organization needs to meet the changing demands for the products. It helps to determine the quantity of the product needed by a firm to meet the demands of its customers. The capacity planning elements for Walmart are; facility, product and service, and human resource.
These firms supply around 25% of retail products where as 75% is purchased from more than 2000 producers. Threat of Substitutes The products that Eataly is offering include wine, pasta, pizza and cheese being their universal product. Eataly is able to differentiate them with artisanal slogan. On the other hand ‘small size market chains’ or larger stores might supply similar or same products from and can be compete or substitute Eataly in long term through changing their structure (Carlucci & Seccia,
Executive summary This report depicts the various stages of IKEA’s supply chain flow, providing an elaboration of processes that take place at each stage. It also shows the dependency of the stages and how information flows through the supply chain. After illustrating the supply chain flow process of IKEA, the report then moves on to analyze the company’s global supply chain strategies.