Going back to the selling to customers with a higher credit risk, while they say that they will review the aging of the accounts receivable on a daily basis, is that possible for Loren to do on top of all the other work that needs to be done? Or in this case would they need to hire another person to take some of Loren’s workload which would in the end cost even more money for the company. In each of these situations they are talking about spending more money to keep away from the risks that are mentioned, but if they get to the point where they are losing money because of the risk and also because of the extra position that they added, they could be in really big trouble
If he relocates one of the stores he could also lose customers as well. The internal weakness include not wanting to hire outside of his family and the timing if he relocated one of his stores which he could lose current and potential customers due to the opening of West 9. He is not sure of his ability of running two stores either . External perspectives The characteristics of this industry are that with similar companies that are larger it greatly affects smaller companies with the cheaper prices that these companies can offer to customers. The firm’s strategy for differentiation is to be able to provide exceptional customer service by react quickly to competition
SWOT ANALYSIS STRENGTHS | WEAKNESS | OPPORTUNITIES | THREATS | The ability to help busy customers with their grocery needs. | Prices are higher than other supermarkets. | They can expand all across the world to open up new stores. | When other supermarkets offer online shopping. | Longest lasting online grocery chain.
The report will detail possible strengths and weaknesses of recommended courses of action and how a marketing plan would contribute to the company’s business objectives. 2.0 BUSINESS OBJECTIVES Kingsford charcoal forms a large segment of the Clorox company portfolio, and a decline in overall sales contributed to low stock value for the parent company. The Kingsford brand has proven strong in both market magnetism and competitive advantage, however, outside competition in aligning markets have avowed the need to ‘invest to grow’ the market and improve position or face a formidable future of deteriorating sales. The objective here is to increase profits for the Kingsford company. 2.1 BUSINESS STRATEGIES Increase overall company sales and profit by investing time and resources in growing the market and developing new opportunities for consumers.
A growth company tends to have very profitable reinvestment opportunities for its own retained earnings. Economic growth will affect Etisalat as it would increase their profits due to more people wanting more products and wanting to spend their money. As people have more money to spend on luxuries instead of the essentials it means that the higher value products will be brought. For example the Andrex toilet rolls will be brought instead of Etisalat value, because of this it means more money is being spent in the store which is an advantage for Etisalat. Recession occurs when people involved in business become more cautious and: * Customers cut back on spending, and start to save more * Manufactures and sellers cut back on their orders, produce fewer goods and start to cut back costs in general, including by laying off workers.
Which eventually lead to a decline in our stock price. One aspect that contributed to our issues within our company was our sales force, in period two we hired too many employees. In the next period we had to redistribute our sales force in different distribution channels. We also had a big problem with our brand positioning and brand awareness in each period. To try to increase our brand awareness we increased our advertising for each brand to help improve our image for our target markets.
Prior to polices established by Law of Commerce Henkel Iberica participated in aggressive pricing to increase market share. The consequences of this were a negative effect on margins, contribution margins, and profits on sales. To contend with its competitors, Henkel invested in promotions and additional product mix to increase sales, but due to lack of accuracy in long range forecast it was often left with either over stock that is difficult to reallocate or loss of sales due to out of stock products which eventually led to a decrease of net earnings in sales year before. Accurately forecasting demand is the key to every strategic, tactical, and operational decision designed to keep our business competitive. Obviously it is evident that Henkel Iberica current process isn’t working due to challenges of forecast exactness and demand variability for all the products it offers.
“Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have resulted in the consolidation of retail chains, thereby substantially altering the retail competitive arena” (Bolton, Venkatesh, & Dentra , n.d., p. 246). SunBright Outdoor Furniture, Inc. is in a debilitating position before its customers, as retailers grow in size as a result of the acquisitions and mergers. Industry The nature of the retail business has changed in the past few years. In addition to the negotiating pressures from retailers to lower prices and higher quality, many manufactures have moved to use private labeling strategies. This strategy lowers much of the production costs and the burden of managing the manufacturing process.
Externalities cause deadweight loss which can lead to market failure. Businesses can make more money if they can internalize the externalities. Externalities can be internalized if the transaction cost of the business is low. “Transaction costs are the costs of identifying and bringing buyers and sellers together, bargaining and drawing up a contract”2and it is relatively high for department stores like Galeria Kaufhof in comparison to stores like H&M. Similarly, the transaction cost for stores such as H&M is more than that of the jewelry shops but less than the department stores.