Mission Statement The purpose of this paper is to analyze the mission statement of Whole Foods and discuss whether or not it meets the criteria set forth in David and David’s article. 1. Customers; their target market is addressed but I believe it is restricted to only those who have already made the decision to eat healthy. It appears that in order for them to attract new cliental they must satisfy there present consumers and hope that they spread a good word about Whole Foods products. 2.
Food Inc. Film Critique October 4, 2012 Food Inc. Film Critique Food Inc. is an important documentary that aims to change the way America eats, the way the food is produced, and to nourish our understanding on how the American food industry functions. Why choose an organic salad instead of a ninety-nine cents burger? Filmmaker Robert Kenner features and builds on the writings, Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore's Dilemma author Michael Pollan, to create an essential picture of the food we eat in America and what it means for the health of future generations. The film maker believes his vision is best and the goal to produce and eat more organic foods is realistic. However, eating healthier is more expensive than eating
Running head: PROBLEM SOLUTION: KUDLER FINE FOODS Problem Solution: Kudler Fine Foods University of Phoenix MGT/521 Management Problem Solution: Kudler Fine Foods Kudler Fine Foods is a premier gourmet grocery store for shoppers searching to buy the finest meats, produce, cheeses and wine. Kathy and the company’s management need to take a step back to analyze the stores’ strengths and weaknesses to ensure success in any future expansion plans. Situation Analysis Issue and Opportunity Identification Kudler Fine Foods has several issues they should address in their stores before implementing any expansion plans as outlined in Table 1. One issue is 12% of perishable goods being thrown away or donated to charity
The firm needs more attention to a solid marketing effort including a website design and website launch and it needs to find alternate means of financing beyond its current sources. In 2003 and 2004, more than 52% and 60% of the customers felt that they paid more for the merchandise that the merchandise was worth. Kudler Fine Foods will employee a generic strategy of focus. Kudler Fine Foods will serve their niche market that is the gourmet chef and people that appreciate and are willing to pay for high quality, specialty, organic and locally grown foods. “A firm pursuing a focus strategy is willing to service isolated geographic areas; to satisfy the needs of customers with special financing, inventory, or servicing problems; or to tailor the product to the somewhat unique demands of the small- to medium-sized customer” (Pearce and Robinson, 2009, p.205).
Ordering for three stores is difficult due to the time involved, and as the business grows to new locations, a more efficient manner to order is required. The best the solution to this problem is to use modern technology, and use an automated ordering replenishment system. One company that provides this service is Red Prairie (www.redprairie.com).This type of technology will allow Kathy to generate automated suggested orders based on sales, seasonality, stock plan, and quantities on hand. Food inventory planning will enable Kathy to have individualized ordering plans for each store. Food cost managers will generate sales forecasts to reduce the carrying costs of inventory.
This responsibility also needs to be the leading factor in the lawsuits that are being filed against fast food companies because of childhood obesity. We are all aware of the health risks associated with eating these kind of meals and although children are left with little choice at times as to what to prepare themselves for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are healthier alternatives for preparing meals which are also cheaper to purchase than fast food. With all the information available on the Internet, brochures at fast food restaurants and other nutrition tips at these establishments we need to hold ourselves responsible for our health and stop blaming the fast food
Henry Gonzalez Professor Moore ENC 1102 16 February 2014 Food INC. Summary Food INC. goes behind the farmhouses and shows us how the livestocks are being treated and fed. It also talks about how some of the big meat packaging companies manipulate the farmers, by making them ask the banks for loans to make their farmhouses bigger, so they can produce more for them and if the farmers don’t agree with what they want than their contracts are terminated and they are left with a debt to the bank. Many of these companies like Tyson and Smithfield ask the farmers to feed the cows and pigs corn, because it help accelerate the process killing these animals. Feeding them corn, makes them get fatter and juicer, but not in a healthy way, many of these
While some argued that it is the fault of food industries, and for some, fault of consumers, it can easily be resolved with two words: self-responsibility. Therefore, consumers are definitely the ones responsible for the current epidemic in this country. The first reason why consumers are responsible for America’s obesity epidemic is because consumers are the ones that choose what to eat and feed their children. There are many alternatives to fast food but most people rather not take their time to prepare for a healthier meal. In “The Battle against Fast Food Begins in Home”, author Daniel Weibtraub tries to convince parents to take a stand and fend off obesity in their homes.
"If you want the region's economy to build, you have to spend money inside the region," said Bill Weida, president of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, retired regional economist and eater of food that comes mostly from near his home in Idaho. "If you're a locavore, that's a big help." Buying chain grocery store food sends money out, while buying from local farms like the Blahas' keeps it close to home, Weida said. He also said being able to see where your food comes from is better than blindly hoping you'd approve of how it's raised” (Spenceley, "LIVING LA VIDA LOCAVORE; A week of eating local introduces a new way of looking at life"). Small farmers benefit from consumers who choose them over Stop & Shop’s aisles of imports, and these small farmers are getting help from the government.
People can get foods all year around and be sent foods they want to their markets in less than 24 hours. The documentary ends with saying that we vote to change the industry three times a day with the foods we eat. Buying locally grown meat or produce can help America change the industry to cause less demand at the factories. This can help them so they have time to fix their ways the right way and humane way. Instead of putting money into these food monopolies, we can fight to put money into our local economy and make the industry safe and the well-being of human and animal