Whole Foods Case Study

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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)? Yes the Whole Foods strategy has worked well for the company. They have good products and show good employees who also have shares in the company. They do not have much competition only on smaller scales or small areas in existing regular food markets. The company is still expanding even in this poor market and acquiring new stores and companies. Do you think John Mackey has a good strategic vision for Whole Foods? Why or why not? What do you like/dislike about the company’s mission/vision “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet” that is set forth in case Exhibit 1? Do the mission/vision and the core values underlying it (case Exhibit really matter at this company or are they just nice words and cosmetic window dressing? Explain. Yes, looking at the company’s profits and growth I believe John Mackey has an excellent strategic vision for this company and employees. He has managed to maintain a top quality product, expand stores all over the country, offer good employee incentives and expand his food store chains all over the USA and some locations abroad, while still making good profits. The motto to me isn’t two impressive it is just a play on words to somehow match the stores name “Whole Foods” the Motto “Whole
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