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.
I would like to add that some of tWalmart’s strengths are brand recognition and convenience. Walmart “has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world” (Walmart). Their stores have become well-known, widely accessible and have also evolved as a one-stop shop. Aside from household items, they also carry sports goods, electronics, and automotive needs. Moreover, one of Costco’s strengths would be high employee satisfaction.
Wal-Mart has been one of the largest discount stores in the country in recent years surpassing all others with their discount prices and availability of multiple items and brands. In 2006, Wal-Mart Stores saw their performance fall to numbers never seen before since their beginning (Ferrell, Hirt, Ferrell, 2009). Increased competition from Kroger, Safeway, and Costco challenged Wal-Mart for the middle-income customers that they had long serviced. Top competitor, Target, emerged with a more appealing store presence and fashionable merchandise than that of Wal-Mart. When it came down to it, the difference in cost of similar items between both Target and Wal-Mart stores were only a few cents, not enough to make a difference for the consumer.
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.
PORTER’S ANALYSIS New Entrants: In general, there are few barriers to entry in the smoothie industry, which would make this force very strong. • Economies of Scale: There are no considerable decreases in average costs as output increases. Smoothies are generally high margin products, which means that new companies could be profitable without having to sell too many products. • Capital Requirements: In the smoothie industry, there are few fixed assets that would need to be purchased in order to operate. Therefore, new companies could enter without needing large amounts of capital.
Coles deals in a large range of products. From fresh food to general merchandise as well as liquor ad fuel, the brand sells quite a large range of products to its customers. The brand products from Coles have won more than 500 awards during the past four years. It works with its suppliers to provide its customers with product that are equally great in quality and taste. Several of its products including ice creams, bread rolls and cakes have won awards nad recognition for their taste and quality.
Finally, customer service is a major factor in any business, especially in such a demanding company like these two. The two companies have great deals and unbeatable prices. In this case is Walmart, Walmart has the cheapest prices in the market. Walmart is known to have the “lowest prices” that is why it is rare to see items
Rivalry among existing firms (High): The retail pharmacy industry has two 800-pound gorillas: Walgreens and CVS. Both companies have over 7,000 pharmacy stores and both count on prescription drugs for about 65 percent of their revenue. Competition between Walgreens and CVS pharmacies is direct and aggressive. For ex: CVS recently ran an advertisement in millions of circulars instructing Walgreens customers how to transition their accounts to CVS, and this behavior has continued as Express Scripts customers can no longer use Walgreens as their prescription drug provider and CVS works to acquire this market share. Threat of substitutes (low): This is one of the great advantages of the pharma industry.
This gives them a sense of pride to buy a limited edition of products which they find at Zara stores only. Zara invests around .3 % of its revenues in advertising as compared to its competitors who invest around 3-5 % of their revenues in advertising. This increases its availability of funds for investments in design and in-house manufacturing rather than cutting the cost on these crucial operations. The lack of advertising is compensated by placing the stores at popular locations with good footfall and thus raising the customer inflow by the virtue of its store locations. Zara has been able to maintain a loyal relationship with its
Because Jodie’s did not include fresh vegetables or fruits like previous food stores, the freshness and quality of the food was as good as prepackaged food could be. Luckily, the freshness was up to par and even less expensive than I originally expected. Unfortunately, I will not be frequenting this corner store simply due to its location, but nonetheless, it was a very fine