Swot Analysis Of Giant Supermarket

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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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