Using Forecasting, Regression and Decision Making Analysis for Wal-Mart Opening New Department in St. Catharines, Canada

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Wal-Mart is planning to introduce farm fresh department into its current model. It is already well established retail company into its industry. The main motto of Wal-Mart is to sell best items at low price. Introducing a new product line into its model will be challenging. The first problem will be whether it would be as successful as its current product line, what will be the potential cost and what target market it should focus and whether it will be able to catch the same potential customers that it has for its other line of products or departments.

Another problem will be whether they would be able to follow their winning formula of stacking high and sell low. Wal-Mart is following economies of scale by buying at bulk and selling at low prices. Since farm fresh department includes fruits and vegetables, it would be difficult to implement this strategy.

So based on decision model, they have to develop new strategy for introducing farm fresh.

We have applied various models like decision analysis, regression and forecasting. Based on application, we recommend that Wal-Mart will make good profits and would be able to attract customers if it introduces new division of farm fresh at St Catharines.






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