What are consumer insights? What types of business challenges can benefit from consumer insights? How are consumer insights obtained? The consumer insights usually helps firms to understand the notion behind consumer attitude, preference and belief for purchase a certain product among the basket of brands available in the market. These insight can be gathered from consumer surveys, both qualitative and quantitative in nature, which can help the company to gather data on the strength and weakness of the brand and product attributes that are associated with frequency of purchase and usage of the product.
They are responsible for retail store tracking, bringing in new inventory based on consumer demand, creating sound financial plans that reduce company spending, and increase overall profit (Bordelon). Since the main goal of a Merchandise Planner is customer satisfaction their job can be best described as “being a liaison between the customer and the marketing and buying department, ensuring what the customer wants is available” (Bordelon). They review forecasts, use past performance to make projections, make recommendations for promotional markdowns, and manage inventory to maximize profitability. Additionally, merchandise planners research market trends to increase create more attractive
For the business-level, Trader Joe’s adopted a differentiation focus strategy. According to our textbook with this strategy, Trader Joe’s seeks to differentiate in its target market. They rely on providing better service than broad-based competitors. Specifically, they focus on the special needs of the buyer in other segments (Dess, Page 159). Joe’s differentiates its self from other grocers by providing a unique shopping experience fortified with their private label goods and great service from their crew members.
In this era of globalization, the supermarket industry is one of the common investment sectors. It is also forming retail common categories of food products such as fresh and meats, poultry and seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, canned and frozen foods as well as various dairy products. Investment in this industry can be profitable if succeed but bear in mind that risk still exists if monitoring process is not carried out. Therefore, Professor Michael E. Porter from Harvard Business School has introduced a tool for purposes of analysis potential industry which is the most profitable and potential. Porter stated that five forces are deciding an industry either beneficial at future or it will become a case study and commerce practice (Porter, M.E., 2008).
A critical review of the retailer was carried out based on the external factor analysis using PESTLE (Political, Economic, Sociological, Technology, Legal and Environmental) and using Porter’s Five Forces Model of Competition to understand the correlation between suppliers, buyers, competitors within an industry, potential competitors, and alternative solutions to the problem being addressed. Background of the Company Giant was founded by the Teng family as a simple grocery store in one of the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur in 1944. Acquired by Diary Farm in 1999, Giant’s mission was to offer a wide variety of products at the lowest possible prices and closer to residential areas. Key to Giant’s growth is the ability to continuously offer value for money products and the core principles are retained even while pursuing the international brand status.
Introduction This study evaluates the management of a local café- El Carte Presto. The purpose of the study is to assess comprehensively the management of the organization in the capacity of being a purchasing manager to it. The aim of the assessment is to delve into the café’s supplier selection, take up the issue of its purchasing cost, hence analyzing it and recommending measures for improvement if required and also elaborate how can the café use information and communication technology for purchasing operations and management. El Carte Presto is a major player in food services in Boston. Our business strategy rests on the three A’s: Accessibility, Affordability and Acceptability.
Forecasting will allow the owner to better understand seasonal peaks and troughs, cost of sale and when to place an order for new stock. To be able to make predictions about the business, the owner will need information on fixed cost, variable costs, historical sales, new contracts and terminating contracts/ staff changes, industry trends, and competitor activity. As Dymocks will be just starting out, obtaining this data will be difficult. Dymocks will be able to develop a forecast analysis by looking at similar businesses, selling similar products in the same region. Benefits To The Shopping Centre There are mutual benefits of a potential Dymocks moving into the shopping centre.
This market need to understand that the future consumer behaviors are towards a faster, convenient and on the go shopping. Department stores may start offering its customers not only a get and pay transaction, but offer them an experience of an ideal purchase environment and creating a new way to see its brand loyalty to differentiate from its greatest rival, the e-commerce. For instance, Target is offering its REDcard for clients to see more value and more benefits when they purchase at their stores. By doing this, they are increasing its customers witch of cost. Others are offering price comparison apps, so customers can access to the store prices and their competitors to show them the best deals.