One problem Amy has is some customers are slow paying, leaving Amy’s Bread scrambling for money to pay overdue accounts. Also, Amy’s payroll expenses are extremely high which lead in place of fifty percent sales and higher labor cost. 4) The primary problem is that Amy shop is too small to expand. This is most substantial problem because without the adequate space the company will not be able to meet existing customer’s needs nor the needs to potential new customers. 5) This problem emerged because banks would not loan money to the business because they said a bakery is considered a restaurant and starting up a new restaurant is a risk factor.
Kudler Fine Foods Problem Statement University of Phoenix MGT/251 Dr. Patrick E. Murray Kudler Fine Foods has the unique opportunity to dominate the organic fine foods market in California. While business is currently good at Kudler there are many weaknesses the company needs to address in order to remain profitable on a grand scale. Currently the weaknesses Kudler is experiencing are problems with perishable goods, high payroll; management has too many responsibilities, sales at Del Mar location, and geographic expansion limitations. There is no way to completely resolve the issues with perishable foods. Being a fine foods store that specializes in foods that do not use any type of preservatives there will always be a problem with waste.
Kathy found the La Jolla community did not have a convenient gourmet place to purchase fresh produce, gourmet specialty services and fresh meats. Her plan to open KFF to fill those needs was an instant hit; customers have made KFF a part of their daily routine. Until recently there was a lack of a marketing strategy for KFF. Kathy assumed if she replicated the La Jolla strategy she would have the same success. The store has not been able to bring in the same return on investment as the first location.
Some of the problems this business is facing have caused problems with the revenue. The previous owners health started to fail them and sales/profits declined. The menu needs an update with food variety and expansion. The servers are in their late 60’s and have a habit of calling patrons “honey”. The one and only Chef intends on retirement after 25 plus years.
Except the difference here is that it is not by intention, it is because they do not have any other option. People everyday there are struggling to even get to half a meal into their systems per day and to provide food for themselves and their whole family as well. Living in a terrible condition with no money, home, car, food and even water is what causes so many terrible deaths but yet here in America people from higher economic status’ choose to not eat and think that, that is what can make them look and feel beautiful. Living in such a good area, us women sometimes forget that we are so blessed to have everything that we have. We go out to dinner and order the biggest meal we can find and end up only eating less than half and leaving the restaurant not realizing how much food is wasted and not considering the fact that there are so many people struggling around the world for just a couple bites of the food we have just wasted.
Christine A. Rosario CGMT/555 System Analysis and Development January 16, 2012 Ellis Hodgon Introduction Kudler Fine Foods is a gourmet grocery store for those savvy shoppers who are searching for the finest meats, produce, cheeses, and wine. Kudler Fine Foods was established in 1998 when Kathy Kudler fulfilled her vision of establishing her own gourmet food store. Kathy had a passion for gourmet foods but found that her particular neighborhood just did not have a wide selection of products to choose from. Although she had no experience in operating a gourmet food shop, she believed that a one-stop shopping experience at a place with lots of variety and reasonable prices would be successful. Kudler has opened a second
Reflection Paper (The Drought) By Anon The state of California is going through one of the worst droughts ever recorded in the past 100 years(California’s Drought). It’s no surprise that with the lack of rain we have had in the past two years, water reservoirs are reaching an all-time low. They are constantly working in overtime trying to provide the residents of California with the water needed to sustain their households. Although we are putting pressure on our water reservoirs, it’s still not enough to get us by anymore and the government has also asked that people cut back on water usage. It’s sad to think that the state of California has already had a couple of cities run out of water.
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. A final step in this research is to explain what is happening externally and what potential triggers there are to possibly drive change within the organization. Identify Apparent Culture at Kudler “Organizational culture is a system of shared values, assumptions, beliefs, and norms that unite the members of an organization” or in other words the personality of the organization (Gomez-Mejia & Balkin, 2002). By reviewing Kudler Fine Food’s Internet and
Not everyone can be rich like Bill Gates, but not everyone wants to be. All families want in America are ways to allow food to be put on the table without having to work 2 or more jobs, which now a days is hard to find. Danny and his family deserves ways to help their daughter who is sick. Way to put food in the mouth of their other family members and they deserve an understanding. Danny you deserves a raise, more than just ten cents but a raise that will actually help your family make it day to day.
Around August of 2007, banks become afraid to loan money out due to the fact that they did not want to suffer from losing money yet again. “This led to the $700 billion bailout, and bankruptcies or government nationalization of Bear Stearns, AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, IndyMac Bank, and Washington Mutual. By December 2008, employment was declining faster than in the 2001 recession.”(useconomy.com). With so many foreclosures on houses, many americans were either homeless, or had bought a cheap apartment to keep them from being homeless. Because of the recession, and bad economic, many Americans have no jobs, and barely have a house.