The stores are stocked with the very best domestic and imported foodstuffs and divided into the following departments: * Fresh Bakery and Pastries * Fresh Produce * Fresh Meat & Seafood * Condiments and Packaged Foods * Cheese's and Specialty Dairy Products” (Tatum, Harris, 2011) Strengths of going public with IPO The strengths of a company are very important when it comes to decided such a huge change like becoming an initial public offering (IPO). In this case Kudler Fine Foods has a prominent structure that resorts into overall satisfaction of the customers. The locations are very supportive to elegant tastes. The strengths of moving Kudler Fine Foods to an IPO are very profitable in most cases to the owner. With the company being a private company they were only limited to the investments from themselves.
The first key factor is Culture. Chipotle integrates its unique corporate culture into each of its storefronts. The company believes that "creating a performance based culture [will] lead to the best restaurant experience possible for [its] employees and customers." Chipotle embraces its employees' unique perspectives, personalities, and strengths, as it believes these factors contribute to the brand's success. Chipotle has a well-defined and transparent advancement structure that encourages loyalty from part- and full-time employees, thus reducing turnover and training costs.
Dennis Arms June 9, 2007 BUS 0454 - Organizational Behavior Week 1 - Case Study Case 1.1: Drexler’s World Famous Bar-B-Que 1. What role do values play in how the Drexler’s restaurant interfaces with its neighbors and customers? Values play an extremely important role in how the Drexler’s restaurant interfaces with its neighbors and customers. Consumers tend to look at the total value and in the case of Drexler’s the customers receive excellent care. Mrs. Scott constantly is checking with customers to make sure they are receiving superb service.
Kudler Fine Foods Ethical Issues Lisa Johnson MGT/216 March 1, 2013 Diane Garvey On June 18, 1998, founder Kathy Kudler opened the first Kudler Fine Foods store. The stores are stocked with domestic and imported goods including fresh bakery and pastry products, fresh produce, meat and seafood, cheese and specialty dairy products. The mission is to provide customers with the finest foods, wines and related needs in a great environment. “Our selections, coupled with our experienced, helpful and knowledgeable staff, merge to offer each customer a delightful and pleasing shopping outing.” The first store was a success and led to opening two other locations in 2000 and 2003. The three San Diego locations are La Jolla, Del Mar and Encinitas.
Since its birth Dynapro with its continuous innovation, labor empowerment and a few strategic decisions; has become one of Canada’s most innovative and profitable companies. Company Analysis: To understand the overall situation of the company we have conducted an SWOT analysis. This will help us understand the relative strengths and weakness as well as few opportunities and threats. One of the major strengths that Dynapro Systems Inc has is its ability to compete in the global market from its local base in Vancouver. Dynapro entered a strategic alliance with Allen-Bradley a subsidiary of Rockwell Corporation.
Whole Foods Case Assignment Questions 1. What are the chief elements of the strategy that Whole Foods Market is pursuing? Some of the chief strategy elements the Whole Foods market is pursuing is fresh natural and organic foods and products with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. They also promote a healthy eating lifestyle and want to increase consumer knowledge of food safety, environment and how pesticides affect the land as well as the human body. Is Whole Foods’ strategy well matched to market conditions in the food retailing industry (one of the criteria for a winning strategy discussed in Chapter 1)?
Kudler Fine Foods is a premium specialty store stocked with bakery products, meat and seafood, cheese, diary, and wine products. The stores are in the San Diego area with locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas. The organization has a mission to “provide their customers with the finest selected foodstuff, wines, and related needs in an unparallel led consumer environment” (Kudler, Mission Statement, p. 2, 2008). Kudler Fine Foods has its targeted market established. Marketing research allows the organization to implement an effective marketing mix that includes the 4p’s.
This goal can be achieved by focusing advertising and emphasizing the world class customer service that Cabela’s customers have become accustomed to. Cabela’s has a large customer base with high brand loyalty that expects the newest and most advanced products available to them and the company offers free lifetime guarantees for all Cabela’s branded clothing and equipment. “In 2013 [Cabela’s] launched our brand platform “It’s in your Nature” which creates a connection between us and our customers by focusing on our common appreciation for the outdoors” (Cabela’s 2014). The company is in line to increase sales and profit due to an increasing popularity in hunting across the United States and Canada. With the increasing popularity of hunting and fishing across the country there is an increase in conservation efforts that Cabela’s supports further increasing favorability with the public.
Organizational Behavior This paper identifies how organizational behavior impacts Kudler Fine Foods whose mission is to provide gourmet products and services to a specialized group of customers. Kudler’s gourmet shop was founded in 1998 by Kathy Kudler and has expanded operations by adding 2 additional stores in Del Mar and Encinitas. As companies expand, so will their organization and required behaviors to continue to achieve goals. These changes and behaviors will define how the organization looks today and in the future. This document will explain the apparent culture at Kudler Fine Foods, the organizational structure, analysis of the leadership style, and how this current leadership style reflects how employees are motivated.
To develop a IMC plan, the company must insure that all marketing initiatives align with the company’s mission statement. When selling gourmet foods, it is more important to have the highest quality foods and customer service than it is to have low prices. Kudler must stay focused on this aspect at all times when developing new tactic and strategies as not to succumb to the pressures of the discount shopper. For example, Our family use to own unique high end shoe stores in Southern California. They were run by two different family members with two very distinct management styles.