Introduction The following strategic analysis report was carried out for Giant Hypermarket in Malaysia. Giant Hypermarket also popularly known as “Giant” is a subsidiary of Dairy Farm International. The objectives of the study is to advise the Board of Directors into a possibility to revisit and redesign the current business strategy based on the blue ocean strategy (Kim and Mauborgne, 2005) to provide value based innovation via cost reduction with increased value for buyers and to ensure sustainable business operation in Malaysia. Additionally, the analysis also includes the possibility of developing a global strategy for Giant. 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.
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Mission The company’s mission is to exceed customers’ expectations in sections such as food, health and home retailer through great prices. They also have a purpose of the company, which is to help Canadians – Life Live Well. Values Real Canadian Superstore has many values and principles they follow. They believe in respecting the environment and preserving the land.
In the review of the corporate level strategy, we can see many different competitive advantages branching from their use of corporate diversification and vertical integration. Going deeper into those strategies the three elements that allow for a competitive advantage for The Kroger Co. include operating into different markets, having a successful customer reward program, and by having many different locations nationwide under many different brand names. The VRIO analysis found that all three of these give Kroger’s a sustainable competitive advantage by being valuable, rare, costly to imitate and having the right organization structure business wide. In the review of the business level strategy, there were just as many different competitive
Threat of substitutes “The threat of substitutes for Virgin Atlantic is low in the developed countries where people mainly use airlines for both short and long distance travel”. “Virgin has a high group of substitutes. Leading substitutes include innovative products such as IPhones, Blackberries, Times Warner Productions, and Google products. Some of these substitutes products prices are lower, creating buyers to face few high switching costs”. On the other hand, in the developing world, there are threats of different modes of transport for example train.
1.0. INTRODUCTION Every organization strives to benefit from creating value for its customers, in the most effective way, for the purpose of attaining competitive advantage in the business environment in which they operate. Philip Kotler(2015) defines marketing as “the science and art of exploring, creating, and delivering value to satisfy the needs of a target market at a profit”. According to Hollensen (2003), a strategy is a fundamental pattern of present and planned objectives…”
COMPANY: TESCO MALAYSIA SDN BHD Executive Summary Tesco Malaysia Sdn Bhd was founded in 2001 and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It owns and operates hypermarkets in Malaysia. Besides has its own food and non-food products, Tesco Malaysia also offers fresh produce, groceries, household items and apparel. The study investigated whether investing in Tesco Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a viable option for PERC. The study consisted of an analysis of Tesco Malaysia business overview and the industry itself, and based on information collected from variety of sources: Asian Grocery Sector Overview’s report, sources from internet and census data.
Firstly, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) matrix that concentrate the market position of different products. Secondly, the experience curve and the Profit Impact of Market Strategies model which identified a number of strategic variables. Furthermore, competitive advantages model (Porter, 1985) which focus on five different forces in environment of organization, but suit with only stable market. Generic strategy was developed strategies under this school, especially it can identify position in the market. Advantages: -Provide content in a systematic way to the existing way of looking at strategy -Particularly useful in early stage of strategy development, when date is analyzed -This school emphasis on analysis and calculation can be a very strong support to the strategy development process -This strategy suit with big businesses or organization which have ability for operate effective market research in the environment
TRADER JOE’S – INDUVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT 1 Part 1 – Introduction What Joe Coulombe did was opening an ordinary supermarket into the industry but the strategies he took were separating the Trader Joe’s from its rivals. What he did was to offer products targeting sophisticated costumers who were searching for good bargains. The offerings of Trader Joe’s were so unique which are not found at rival shelfs. Another crucial decision he made was to take advantage of recent environmental movements such as the rising trend of costumers searching organic foods. The company also decided on selling private labelled products with lower prices than other brands of the same product.
This industry will be faced challenged when the location is not easy to be reached and the population of the areas are not much as expected. For example, the Aeon supermarket at Mid Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur, the sales of this location is guaranteed as the population daily at Mid Valley Megamall in 120,000 peoples approximately (malaysiandigest, 2014). Other than that, most of the supermarket are operates or leasing in a popular shopping malls. This is because peoples nowadays are not going to supermarket on usual day or without purposes. For instance, Giant hypermarket at Plaza Sungei Wang is a good example.
1.0) Introduction 1.1) Background During the past decades, the retailing industry has gone through many important changes. Saturated markets, fierce competition, and the turbulent macro-economic environment have condemned retailers to reconsider their retail strategy. Actually there are four factors which have constantly been reshaping the world of business – technological advances such as the internet, the loss of geographic advantage resulting from globalization, the shake-up of the traditional industries as a result of de-regulation and the rising power of the modern and complex consumer. However one of the most important factors remains the evolution of the Internet.
Running Head: PEPSI COLA COMPANY 1 PEPSI COLA COMPANY 16 Strategic Plan of Pepsi Cola Company Jacqueline C. Tuncap American Military University BUSN 620: Strategic Management September 25, 2016 Executive summary This paper analyzing the Pepsi Cola Company, its strategic plan and the products the company provides. The company is known as one of the top competitors in the market. We will go through and try to understand the separate areas within the company that collectively work together towards creating a successful company.
Table of Contents 1.0) Executive Summary 3 1.1) Objectives 3 1.2) Mission 3 1.3) Keys to success 3 2.0) Product and Services 4 2.1) Sourcing 5 2.2) Technology 5 3.0) Market Analysis Summary 5 3.1) Market Segmentation 6 3.2) Target Market Segment Strategy 7 3.2.1) Market Trends 7 3.2.2) Market Needs 8 3.2.4) Market growth 8 4.0)
Introduction Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd owns and operates hypermarkets in Malaysia. It offers fresh produce, groceries, household items, and apparel and its own food and non-food products. The company was incorporated on 29thNovember 2001, as a strategic alliance between Tesco PLC UK and local conglomerate, Sime Darby Berhad of which the latter holds 30% of the total shares. Tesco opened its first store in Malaysia in February 2002 with the opening of its first hypermarket in Puchong, Selangor. Tesco Malaysia currently operates 49 Tesco and Tesco Extra stores nationwide.
In 1985, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter published his new book “The Competitive Advantage” which focuses the organisation internal environment. In this book, along with an in depth analysis of the competitive strategies which are Cost leadership, differentiation and Focus, he also concentrates on the firm’s value chain. 1. Cost Leadership: In cost leadership, an organisation aims to become the low cost provider in its industry. Examples are Aldi, Lidl, Ryan Air etc 2.
Analyze Amazon.com using the competitive forces and value chain models. How has it responded to pressures from its competitive environment? How does it provide value to its customers? a) Competitive forces analysis i) Entry of competitors It is easy for competitors to enter the market by establishing an e-shop and Amazon laid the groundwork for competitors (Flat World Business, n.d).
In order to analyse what extent Tesco U.K’s performance is attributa-ble towards industry characteristics, Porter’s five forces are broken up into competition, potential of new entrants, power of suppliers, power of customers and the threat of sub-stitute products. Below is an image of Porters 5-forces in relation to the U.K supermarket industry. 1. Rivalry amongst competitors The intensive rivalry in the U.K’s grocery sector is remarkably high.