Their prices on petroleum allow them to be a substantial substitute in the industry because of the low switching costs. Consumers are also able to go to other quick service restaurants that either stand alone or operate in another convenient store. Bargaining Power of Suppliers The bargaining power of suppliers is high because the industry is heavily controlled and the products that are needed are imperative to the company’s operations.
Jamba Juice is a smoothie and juice café that is known for their healthy alternatives to sugar packed meals and drinks. When they opened the doors to their first store in 1990 under the name of Juice Club, they were the only free standing healthy juice and smoothie café, similar to what was offered only in small, local health food stores at the time. In 2008 James D. White was hired as the new CEO of Jamba Juice. Bringing his experience from major US food and drug retailer, Safeway, White hoped to come up with a new strategic plan and direction for the company. However, the company faced many difficulties at the time: they had recently entered an area that was in direct competition with the likes of Starbucks and McDonalds, without the financial backing that those restaurants had.
Similarly, the hectic lifestyles of individuals in some town and city increase the demand for appropriate fast food. This state presents the prospect for Arby’s to grow in those areas. However, advanced health consciousness might reduce demand but in the case of Arby’s it might not really affect them as they do provide healthy sandwiches and many other products, so this basically act as an advantage. Even so, the business can further keep improving the product quality. This side of the PEST analysis demonstrate that Arby’s can increase its business performance built on the effects of socio-cultural external factors.
In April 2012, Ban the Box campaign successfully advocated with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC to clarify and strengthen its policies by updating the Enforcement Guidance on Consideration of Arrest or Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. During that same year, EEOC started immediately going after employers who had a ban on hiring people with criminal backgrounds. One employer that was hit with this policy was Pepsi Cola Company. Pepsi was order to pay over three million dollars because the EEOC ruled that Pepsi discriminated against race of African American applicants based off their background check. Pepsi was also ordered to provide job offers and training to their applicants (bantheboxcampaign.org).
From this arose “fad diets”, popular diets that often grow very popular for a short time before dying out. These diets are often restrictive, claim to be the One True Diet, and make claims of quick and easy weight loss or improved physical health. Many are not grounded in science, and some even rely on pseudoscience and vitalism. These diets also sometimes require their followers to buy products associated with the diet, and will have celebrities endorse them to increase profits from the diet’s followers. Some diets even have serious negative effects.
Gatorade can be bought from various shops including supermarkets and also online. A value-based pricing strategy is used. It is the perception of value that is given importance rather than cost for the manufacture of the product. Pricing is set on the high side (yet still 20% lower than that of Gatorade) as it is mostly consumed by established athletes and sport teams and the consumers are willing to pay for the benefits that it offers.
CRegardless of Chipotles strengths, the company has encountered some weaknesses as well. In respect to future growth, Chipotle has seen some growth and are profitable, but there are some crucial factors that could be a warning sign of possible challenges. Chipotles principal weakness is its limited menu choices; there are basically customizable items on the menu that customers can order. Chipotle will have to offer more options to customers or increase marketing strategies; the main goal is to gain and retain customer confidence. Additionally, highly priced food items are another concern for Chipotle.
Since fast foods are something that people can just run by, buy it, and eat it quickly, it is popular for those who are wishing to eat but does not have a lot of time. Eating foods quickly usually does not give any advantages to its action, but in a certain study, it is preferred as time saving products. Ken McGuffin stated this in “Exposure to Fast Food Influences Our Everyday Psychology and Behavior”. In addition, those who eats fast foods usually has stronger impression on their mind to save money compared to others. At the same time, this also gives out a different meaning.
You can address this nutrient gap by incorporating ginger and fruit smoothies in your diet. Adding ginger smoothies can maximize your fruit and vegetable intake, without compromising the taste and satisfaction that you get from smoothies. To make ginger smoothies more enjoyable, you can add other fruits into the mix, like pineapple and banana. The ability to consume more produce is just one of the top reasons why ginger smoothies are good for weight
Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion has sent shockwaves through our industry. Our share price has dropped 10%, and I'm certain we will continue to go red unless we find a way to adjust. We must strive to deliver outstanding value to our customers and our shareholders. In order to compete with Amazon, we must reshape the way we run our grocery sector in Target stores. Here are three things we can do to compete with Amazon: 1.
Second Wave of Mexican Immigration: Redefining the Immigration System Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act (1976) The year 1970 represents the beginning of the second wave of Mexican immigration, when Mexican immigrants officially started to become the most predominant of all immigrant groups entering the US. To minimize new immigrants from entering the US illegally, the US government sought to redefine the current immigration acts to respond to escalating trend. Further amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act were passed by Congress in 1976, an attempt to restrict Mexican immigration even more than before by making labor certification requirements for employment visas stricter and officially places a fixed ceiling on
The original material of food cost of Chipotle operating costs is larger than other fast food restaurants, although this is a measure they have to implement to ensure freshness and health of food they sold, this is the reason for their high food prices. Even if the majority of customers are willing to pay for the higher cost of health food, Chipotle still should find out some effective ways to reduce the cost of their food in the future. Here are some suggestions: firstly,negotiate with the original suppliers to establish a long-term and stronger cooperative relationship to achieve a purpose of a certain reduction in the purchase price. Secondly, take advantage of suppliers’ promotional discounts. Attempt to make communications and collaborations