Pestle Analysis Of Mcdonald's

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The PESTLE analysis is used to analyse the external macro-economic environment of McDonald’s that presents its opportunities and threats in the short and long term. In the global fast food restaurants industry, McDonald’s focused particularly on the cultural factors that were pertinent to India, which influenced its standardisation and localisation practices to effectively deal with all the different factors and conditions in the Indian market. Political factors are external factors that affect the company and are beyond its control, such as the governmental policies in a foreign market. Several key political factors that affected McDonald’s include the India-U.S. free trade agreement and evolving public health policies. The improved trade agreement allowed increased imports from the US and was an opportunity for McDonald’s to tap on to better its global distribution and supply chains and make its food available to many parts of the country. However, public health policies increasingly discouraged consumers from eating fast food such as from McDonald’s, with links to high cholesterol and obesity problems as seen from its country-of-origin, the US. Nonetheless, this threat can be an opportunity for McDonald’s to improve the healthfulness of its food and tap on the huge potential market. Economic changes around the world affect McDonald’s industry and environment given its transnational nature. McDonald’s largest market, the American economy, experienced stable but slow
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