Compared to the industry average superstyles spends 50% more on marketing, however I think it is very useful as they are expanding and don’t have the brand image and reputation yet. Never the less one of the biggest aspect for their sudden popularity was that celebrities where seen In superstyle cloths. Using famous people is one of the best marketing tools you can use, as potential consumers might be attracted by their appearance and style. Especially young people, which is superstyles target consumer, is attracted by
Outsourcing brings proven benefits in the form of economic leveraging, increase in the quality of products and it provides a number of opportunities to less developed countries. For example in recent times, Americans are overwhelmingly supporting the major retail stores like Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart. The reason behind this consumer loyalty is that it has become much easier to shop at these locations rather than the local mom and pop stores located on the corner of most neighborhoods. The benefit is that you can purchase everything on your shopping list from one location, saving you time, money and gasoline. In a highly competitive business world, on a firm’s priority list is the subject of increasing profit and reducing cost.
Acquire or Develop Talent Tanglewood should acquire talent, because it wants to keep performance and customer service at high levels. In addition, while old stores under Tanglewood have the same basic look, the management styles and human resource can use some improvements. Acquire talent is very helpful for new stores, because employees would “hit the ground running” and be at the peak performance the moment they arrive. Hire Yourself or Outsource Personally, I think Tanglewood should hire itself. Outsourcing is more practical for small and medium companies.
However, future threats always have the potential to arise. Competitive Rivalry – Unless the popularity of the Little Wonder completely dwarfs other products in it's class then competitive rivalry should remain small. This would change if the Little Wonder starts to greatly impact competitor's bottom lines and they find a way to begin to manufacturer new and improved mixers themselves at a lower cost. Threat from New Entrants – New entrants is unlikely because of the amount of features in Company G's product and it's price point. Competitors likely would not want to risk losing current sales by adding features which would raise their prices.
A monopolistic Competition market has many sellers and provides good substitutes but differentiates their products from other companies. The nature of competition in a monopolistic market focuses on marketing, special features and pricing (Colander, 2010). Kudler Fine Foods has only a few competitors in the market that offers the same products and service to its customers. This market structure has negative and positive effects. A positive effect of Kudler Fine Foods in a monopolistic market structure is that they lead in the market and can increase competition between companies and make massive profits by setting higher prices (Colander, 2010).
Additionally, Costco has a goal of 3) maintaining its employee workforce, as high employee job satisfaction has translated into exceptional customer service and low employee turnover (Costco, 2012). The three standards to be chosen would be inventory turnover, store profitability and employee satisfaction. As I noted prior, the key to Costco’s success has been its ability to acquire popular goods and sell them quickly at minimal operative cost. A measure of inventory would be able to evaluate any significant trends in goods. If the inventory were to rise significantly for any particular item, it would indicate either the item is not popular, viewed as too expensive, or may be held up, off-site warehouses (depots) However, the turnover of goods is maximized by a seven day, 69 hour work, which includes weekends.
Blitz is a small specialty shop chain owned by Dalman and Lei. The strength of Lei and Dalman committing to a large scale expansion of the company is the fact they have a strong business plan in place that is showing success. By opening a chain outside of their current city this would allow Blitz to appeal to a wider range of customers. Expanding within the same area this may cause a cut in the amount of customers that visit other established shops but they still missing out on money that could be earn by spreading their wings more. A weakness of Blitz committing to a large scale expansion is the fact that their current business plan seems to be working just fine because they have made their first link of chain the training camp for their new hires.
MGMT 4020 June 24, 2013 Homework Assignment #2 Competition is very high in the North American wholesale club industry. Every wholesale club wants to sell top-quality products at prices less than others in order to attract draw customers. And they all want to display low prices on pallets or inexpensive shelving, therefore, they have very low costs for store decor and fixtures, have comparatively low labor costs, and spent minimally on advertising and customer service. Five Forces Analysis 1. Bargaining Power of Buyers is moderate.
* Our organization’s overall marketing strategy is in order to satisfy consumer and increase the market volume, we need to give them better quality and performance of products with lower price. A fundamentally product must create better feeling than the old version of itself. We also open new branch in some other parts of the world, which has high demanding quantities of product like Vietnam, Thailand and
In order to keep competitive and stay profitable, they must expand and continue international business. This same reason is why the Dutch should not increase tariffs and trade barriers to other, international, competitive flower growers. The Dutch should also embrace new technology and move away from the traditional auction model. This can make the process of buying easier thereby