Building a S.W.O.T in the business world can prevent closures. So what’s these two business doing to make sure they remain multi million dollar companies. Wal-Mart is the largest company and retailers in the world . Also it is the worlds largest employer holding more than 2.3 million employees. Walmart is a very powerful retail store, holding the reputation for cheaper prices, faster services all for one store.
Aligning themselves be more competitive in the grocery store market share, Wal-Mart began offering organic foods in their stores, cheaper than their nearest competitor Whole Foods was doing (Ferrell, Hirt, Ferrell, 2009). When the economy experienced a downturn, more consumers were spending their money on the daily necessities and no longer buying luxury items that were not necessarily needed. Wal-Mart saw their profits increase because of their low price guarantee, low prices on prescriptions and a new focus on becoming
if you think about it, there are around 5,332 operating Wal-Marts in America. In my own opinion, I’d think that’s creating more jobs rather than losing jobs. Also, bringing in tons of customers, which are spending money thats going back into the economy. In Conclusion, Wal-Mart is good for American Economy. As The largest retailer in the nation, it pays a very positive role, giving jobs and producing goods, that americans want to and can buy.
Shoppers save more than 5% on shopping at Walmart (Charles). Not only it attracts shoppers, walmart make money from it. Just like Sam Walton said “If you sell stuff less, you sell more, you make more” (Goldman). Sam was right because of how much success he has had. On average 200 million people visit Walmart every week (Goldman).
Although Nike have more than 44,000 employees worldwide and thousands of retail in the world but the price is stability. It will be easily giving the consumer make the decision in short time when buy the Nike’s product without compare with other Nike retail. Weakness 1. High Prices Nike is a strong brand at the global market and it normally sells the product in the market with high price to get higher margins and profit value. However, many competitors cost of the footwear is lower than Nike in the market, particularly in emerging markets, this can give consumers get many choice about the footwear.
Annotated Bibliography - National Summary: This site talks about why Target is switching from packaged to fresh foods. Target is reducing their pre-packaged foods such as sugary cereals to more fresh foods, including fruits and vegetables. Target says that they will be advertising more healthy and more expensive foods. I believe the change is going to benefit the consumers and the store. Evaluation of Credibility: I think this is a reliable source because it is one of the world’s largest newspapers with over 400,000 readers daily.
Costco, regardless of external pressures from other wholesalers such as BJ’s Wholesale and Sam’s Club has distinguished itself and experienced tremendous success as a result. In 2010, Costco brought in a net income of 1.3 billion whereas its competitor BJ’s Wholesale drew in only 132 million. The following year, Costco’s net income grew to 1.46 billion while BJ’s’ fell to 95 million. Ever since the mid-2000’s, Costco’s profit has steadily increased while it’s competitors have struggled to simply keep their profits from plummeting. Part of the reason Costco’s profits remain so high is because they outnumber their competitors in terms of store locations.
Amazon’s competitive strategy is cost leadership. Amazon has achieved a lot on a great scale that it gets the best prices from its vendors so they can operate in very flexible and thin margins and sell their items easily at retail prices and make money. They also provide shipping products for a reasonable cheap price. They also have improved their warehouses by giving some space to other sellers who want to sell their items through Amazon. They differentiate and provide better quality than their competitors across the industry.
Support activities of Amazon include administrative and finance infrastructure; human resources management; product & technology development and procurement. This leads to less cost and more profit margins. The Walmart value chain is also almost the same except there are physical stores involved in between while Amazon has everything through online platform. Thus if we analyse the value chain is almost the same for Walmart, Amazon and eBay. Condiering the comeptetive forces anlaysis ofr all three : • Rivalry in the industry: This is fairly weaker; however Wal-Mart enjoys the topmost slot because of lowest cost, prices and more profits and market share as compared to Amazon and eBay.
That is the firm spends over “four hundred million dollars on advertising” for its various products aiming to target different slides of the customers in the global market as it floods the market with various products. This strategy comes with another one that is the pricing strategy , Samsung’s products are inexpensive if compared with other competitors. This strategy has enhanced the position of the firm to be one of the largest in selling products as it targets all the slides of the communities worldwide( David and Enrich 2000)