Whitbread plc is occupied with the operation of hotels and restaurants, and cafés. The company works in two fragments: hotels
Rosewood’s management is on the right track to increasing brand awareness among its customers by pursuing the corporate branding strategy. Implementation of the corporate branding strategy not only increases the number of repeat visitors to the hotels, but also increases the gross profits made by the company by $2,599,000. Corporate branding has a positive impact on the customer lifetime value as well. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned hotel management company that is known for its unique properties like The Carlyle and the Mansion on Turtle Creek that differentiates the company from other luxury hotel competitors.
Businesses have been playing a crucial role in people’s lives. No matter what they go or what the occupations they are; people are drawn to get involved in businesses. However, behind the scenes of the business thriving, the environment is deteriorated each day. Many development schemes are come up with the plan related with the depletion of the environment (Shah, 2002). Because of people and environmental damages, attentions were drawn to corporations for ensuring their sustainabilities. John Elkington designed a framework called Triple Bottom Line(TBL) (cite), which allows employees or entrepreneurs to adopt it for evaluating their performances regarding three dimensions people, planet, and profit. Starbucks is one of successful corporations which uses the Triple Bottom Line. The underlying Starbucks’s policy is to "inspire and nurture the human spirit-- one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time" ( Herbeck, 2012). The statement which was previously mentioned shows that Starbucks does not solely concentrate upon their profits, but their stakeholders’ well beings and the environment as well. This firm tries to launch many campaigns based on the three factors of the Triple Bottom Line. As a result, when it comes to Triple Bottom Line framework, Starbucks was given the opportunity to appraise and monitor its operations.
The selected corporation is Volkswagen (VW), a German car manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Established in 1937, Volkswagen is the top-selling and namesake marque of the Volkswagen Group, the holding company created in 1975 for the growing company, and is now the second-largest automaker in the world (Wikipedia, 2016). Volkswagen’s corporate website is http://www.vw.com/.
Greggs is the largest UK retailer when it comes to bakery market. The mission of this business is to emerge as Europe’s finest bakery-related retailer by attaining excellent standards in everything they do. They intend to ensure that all stakeholder benefit. The business is highly customer-focussed that seeks to provide excellent products and services that deliver enjoyment and value-for-money. They desire to develop within a considerate culture that combines autonomy and accountability while maintaining the strong focus on profitability.
Holiday Inn is a world wide chain and its international functional strategies will always yield profitable returns. The potential customers are from all over the world. It has been noted that the holiday inn company has given the market such as Europe, Asia, America with regards to their social-cultural needs. Holiday Inn, like all other hotels has established a good system in determining the needs of the market. The company uses the concept of product, personality, behaviour of the customer and purchasing to its advantage.
Introduction: Marriott International Inc. - Marriott International, Inc. is one of the top leading hospitality company in the world. J. Willard and Alice Marriott were the founder of the company. From past 80 years, it has always been looked under the guidance of Marriott family. The headquarter of the company is situated in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The company revenue for fiscal year 2013 was estimated to be $13 billion dollars. The company has more than 3,900 properties, 18 brands and various franchised properties around the world.
Tesco is amongst the largest food retailers in the United Kingdom (U.K) with over 3,400 stores and staff amounting up to 310,000. Tesco operates predominately in Europe and America with their headquarters located in the U.K. Tesco has the greatest market share in the U.K dominating approximately 28% of the overall market at the end of 2017. However, there is a constant battle in the highly competitive U.K supermarket industry with the four major players being Tesco, Sainsbury, ASDA and Morrisons. In recent years, Tesco has had to change their business model as well as their services to stay a market leader and differ-entiate from the competition. To find the main sources of competitive advantage that Tesco has over its competitors an analysis of the structure of the industry should be under-taken (Porter, 1980). 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.
Starbucks was founded in 1971. They have 18.850 stores in more than 40 countries which makes them the first coffee specialty retailer in the world. They operate most of their stores having only 50 franchises (as of 2017) as to keep strict control over quality. The success of Starbucks is based on their unique value proposition. They offer customer the finest coffee produced by themselves, with strong commitment on creating a global social impact, served in stores that promote a welcoming and warmth sphere where everyone can feel “like home”.
Corporate businesses generally have to meet ethical, legal, commercial and public expectations. That is what is expected of the business world today. This is known as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). However, businesses with short-term goal will rarely practice CSR since practicing it does not bring any benefit. On the contrary, the practice of CSR is an important consideration for long-term investment as it can help generate more profit in the future. In this report, Nestlé would be one of the good examples to illustrate those concepts.
Tesco operates in 13 countries and is the biggest private sector in the United Kingdom (UK). They have employed 366,000 people worldwide in 2365 stores operating in Malaysia, Poland, Hungary, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, UK, Czech Republic, republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Turkey, and Taiwan, with total sales of 37,070 million pounds. Tesco has built a lot on the strength that has developed as a market leader in the UK supermarket sector. Tesco makes sure their business all over
Just Eat is an online platform dedicated to the intermediation between restaurants and consumers in the takeaway food service. Since the beginning of their activity in Denmark starting on the mid 2001, the company has managed to expand to other 12 countries (see Exhibit 1). This report is going to analyze their 2nd expansion, which took place in the United Kingdom during the year 2006. Before getting into this point, let us introduce how Just Eat works.
Intercontinental Hotels is using the market differentiation strategy in segmenting its market into appropriate market divisions based on characteristics of the varying needs and characteristics of the target markets. The company has more than 3500 hotels in over 100 countries with around 535000 guest rooms. It has established a substantial customer base with over 120million customers whose preferences vary based on price and quality expectations. The Intercontinental group is made up of many brands such as the Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Garden Court, Crown Plaza Hotels & Resorts, SunSpree, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Family Suites Resort, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Select, Holiday Inn, and Candlewood
The four building blocks of competitive advantage can be used to help a company become more profitable and stay ahead of their competition. The four factors are superior efficiency, quality, innovation, customer responsiveness. All four building blocks are important to any company. However, I believe that customer responsiveness is the most important because having loyal and happy customers can make or break any company. The four building blocks can help companies grow and become the leader in their industry over their rivals.
Because of globalization, organizations in hospitality field not only compete with domestic market but also foreign market. Globalization is one of the causes that contributed most to workforce diversity. Globalization leads to the immigration of employees that make