His target was to successfully hit the mass market of the American consumers so in the initial stage he chose to distribute his product in the local grocery stores and also in the ordinary shelves of the supermarkets. Hamdi’s initial “4Ps” marketing strategy was his dedication to the product. He and his teammates obsessively worked on the product for eighteen months until he was certain that his yogurt had the pure, authentic and all natural taste he envisioned. Only then he released it to the market. His price marketing plan was to approach retailers directly, avoiding distributors.
However, if the acquisition is managed properly the transaction can dramatically alter the competitive landscape giving them a competitive advantage over their rivals. Lastly, effective acquisitions can increase growth in ways that would not be able to be completed organically.  Slaoui needs to manage the integration by addressing all constituents and aligning corporate cultures. Prior to acquisitions talks GSK made significant changes to their business model that will allow them to deliver long-term growth. The Discovery Performance Units (DPU’s) hase moved the company in the right direction which has reenergized integrative thinking.
But, while the pizzas are now made using a conveyer oven from dough that is made in a central kitchen, frozen and then delivered to each restaurant, the sauce had not changed at all. And that was the key to their growth. While old customers knew that the pizzas were not as good, new customers only knew that they were better pizzas than Checker's competitors made. Even still, the pizza business had fallen on hard times by the late 80's. Competition for customers in the fast food business had soared and the weak economy at that time had slowed business for everybody.
Based on these conclusions the report highlighted a number of issues and recommendations that Amazon.com should take into consideration in the future to enable their strategy to continue to be a worldwide success. These include: 1. Amazon.com need to maintain their focus on providing what is best for the customer and the lowest possible price to ensure continued market growth. 2. The long term success of the firm is partially dependant on the management and employees of the firm.
Papa John’s Inc. website also states About Papa John's - Building a Better World (2014) they service their “Traditional Papa John’s superior quality pizza” door to door. Papa John’s Inc. major competitors in the pizza/pizza delivery industry are Dominos and Pizza Hut. Other competitors in the pizza industry are Ci Ci’s Pizza, Jet’s Pizza, Little Caesars, Mellow Mushroom, New York Pizza, and Sbarro. Papa John’s has earned a top spot amongst the competition due to customer loyalty outlined in their mission statement. Papa John’s mission statement consists of 4 components: Customers, team members, franchisees, and shareholders.
Drawing on the Resources and Capabilities literature, evaluate whether and how Canon generates sustainable competitive advantage. Canon is an exceptional case of a firm that connected its resources and capabilities to the strategic objective in order to sustain competitive advantage. Via a dominant strategy of innovation, Canon provoked a generation of technological, manufacturing and marketing competencies. ‘A company’s resources and capabilities are increasingly considered as [a] fundamental source of competitive advantage’ (Abubakar, H.L. (2011) P.1), this process has enabled Canon to become a market leader.
Thus, the following paper evaluates the alternatives that Papa John’s must consider to realize growth. It identifies Papa John’s best value discipline, generic strategy, grand strategy and recommendations that Papa John’s should implement. Papa John’s Best Value Discipline The three value disciplines as described by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersma’s book, “The Discipline of Market Leaders”, are operational excellence, customer intimacy and product leadership (Treacy & Wiersma, 2014). Customer intimacy is the values discipline that Papa John’s uses at its strategy. Papa John’s products and services are to satisfy customers’ needs and create a good relation with their customers.
These three models also understand the key role of brand equity in company’s success. Consequently, profound understanding of the market and strong commitment of the organization is very vital in every step it takes. Lastly, it seeks for a careful and creative master plan for its execution. Notably, it is not an overnight process as it is a long-term commitment. BrandAsset Valuator focuses on the internal brand designing to acquire awareness from the market.
Strategic Growth and Logic in the Virgin Group Every company seeks to expand its services to enhance its chances of growing and becoming a force to reckon with in their area of expertise. As they move from one level of development to the next, they look at every area, which will grant them a chance to move form one level to the next. The company will always look for avenues through which they can synergize their activities for the benefit of their current portfolio. They look for an opportunity where the value and performance of the companies combined can be greater than the separate outfits. This value addition drives the companies to achieve their goals eventually.
The new system could rectify these issues. Means to new sales The quality of service provided would serve as feedback into the new sales that the company would make. Reinforce position as market leader OTISLINE would signal adoption of IT practices by the market leader and thus create a paradigm shift in the industry. Q2. Analyse the risk and benefits of this project?