Case Study Report Fresh Direct Fresh Direct / www.freshdirect.com / Online grocery BACKGROUND/HISTORY Fresh Direct is an online grocery store that offers delivery, pickup service and corporate services to select deliver zones. Fresh directs’ cofounder Joseph Fedele in 2001 launched the business. His prior experience in 1993 cofounded Fairway Uptown, the low prices on quality produce and meats made it a hit with the residents. He remained CEO until January of 2004 then Jason Ackerman cofounder remained CEO until September of 2004. Since then the CEO position has changed hands a few more times Richard Braddock took the CEO position over in 2008 stating “I chose to increase my involvement with the company because I love the business and I think it has great growth potential.” (Dess, G., Lumpkin, G. & Eisner, A.
Jeremy Shankman March 18th, 2015 Case Study 2 Questions Week 3 1. What are the sources of pressure on a firm such as Frito-Lay to reduce its environmental footprint? The effect of industrialization and the increasing population of humanity are both reasons why natural resources are being overly consumed, outstripping the resource base on an unprecedented scale. The use of resources and subsequently reductions in operational costs is the primary reason why several companies are making the efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. Sustainable business spending would also increase rapidly because it is seen as a catalyst for more productive improvements which is a win for human beings, the company and our earth when reducing resources and lowering cost while still being sustainable.
Whole Foods considers its core values to be the soul of its company. Whole Foods’ goal is to sell the highest quality products that also offer high value for their customers. They obtain their products locally, as well as all over the world, often from small, uniquely dedicated food artisans. Its product quality standards focus on evaluating ingredients, freshness, taste, nutritive value, safety and/or appearance of all products. Whole Foods actively supports organic farmers, growers and the environment through their commitment to sustainable agriculture and by expanding the market for organic products.
Food assistance programs were put in place by the government, the school system, public and private non profit organizations, daycares and food pantries (Blau, Abramovitz, 2004, 2007). The most common food program is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also called food stamps (http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/snapmain.htm). Food stamps made its first appearance in 1939, but only survived until the time of war and employment was increased and eliminated this helpful program (Blau, Abramovitz, 2004, 2007). This program was created to helps low-income people and families purchase nutritious food to prevent hunger and promote a healthy eating style (http://www.fns.usda.gov/FSP/). SNAP is funded by the federal government and offered to persons living 130% of the poverty line.
Birthed by Congress, (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to guarantee ‘safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.’ (osha.gov) OSHA has been known to attack the core issues that can financially disable a company’s growth and production, altering the outlook anywhere from a small business to a large corporation.The OSHA mission is designed to awaken and correct issues; however, the affects it has from a small business to a corporation can redefine the outlook and intent. OSHA brings much value to small businesses; for instance, it is able to provide On-Site Consultation that can directly impact the individual workforce, management, and the company as a whole. This consultation brings no citations nor are penalties projected. It promises confidentiality of names and firm names and the actual conditions (health and safety) are not reported, only obligated and encouraged to rectify. From an individual
By doing this I believe the employees take ownership in the company because they believe their voice is heard. The “Whole Planet” portion is what the company does for the whole planet. They support organic farming on a global basis and they believe this will help protect the environment for the farmers and protect our greatest asset the earth. They offer shoppers promotions such as the “nickel for bag” to
Maaaaao Wjuai Mr. Pulitzer ENG 141212 05/11/11 Effectiveness of the Food Stamp Program: Benefits for Families in Need Abstract: Since its implementation, the Food Stamp Program (FSP), known now as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has been one of the largest social programs in the United States, providing monthly benefits to almost 47 million people in 2013. It has been regulated and legislated throughout its history, with a focused goal in mind: to fight food insecurity and hunger experienced by the poor around the country, while remaining accessible to as many families as possible. With the new Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system, it provides an alternate income that helps its beneficiaries, especially
Habitat for Humanity of Russell County, AL began the affiliation process in February of 2000 and was affiliated in September of 2000. Phenix City has Homeless Shelters and Services for the needy which also provide other homeless resources such as transitional resources for the homeless. Homeless clinic and treatment center resources are also provided on the right navigational bar. Thanksgiving volunteer events, Health & Welfare Organizations services, Angel Food Ministries from different churches providing low income families food every month. Telesis Plasma Resources, Inc. provides monetary donations to every person who donates their blood to the plasma center.
He also shares his thoughts on the changing face of the global economy and how businesses worldwide need to work together to tackle environmental challenges and invest in the future of our world. Combining invaluable advice with remarkable and candid inside stories, this book is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life. And the way he did all these was by following these, it is the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers. Also have fun at work. Take the competition seriously, but not yourself.All you can do is hiring the right people
The company has dedicated itself to the preservation of resources as well as conducting business worldwide using the highest ethical standards. The company makes a difference within communities around the globe due to its understanding of the cultural differences that exist in the various markets. McDonalds is dedicated to the long-term business goals of the company including such measures that will better serve the community. This paper will examine the dedication McDonalds has made to establishing themselves amongst the leaders as being Corporate Responsible in its business ventures worldwide. As mentioned in the Jacobs text, working together with natural principles of development, expansion, sustainability, and correction, people can create more prosperous economies that are more environmentally sensitive than before.