Essays Tagged: "retail sector"

The is a Complete Case study on Kmart 2000-2002, during its bankruptcy.

Kmart CorporationExecutive summaryThe retail trade industry is the 2nd largest industry in the US and generated more than three trillion d ... mation on direct competition because a wider variety of products are offered by many sellers in the retail sector (Antonini, 1994). Although various other areas of retail showed a decline in sales, by ... s other areas of retail showed a decline in sales, by contrast, many mass marketers in the discount retail industry prospered. A 3.4% increase was recorded in 2002, dropping only slightly from 3.8% in ...

(23 pages) 737 0 3.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

A Comparative Analysis: Collaborative Planning and Agile Supply Chains in the UK Construction and Retail Grocery Industries

AbstractThe UK Retail Grocery and Construction industries are at very different stages in their supply chain manage ... roach in integrating the supply chain to improve efficiency. It has been widely deployed within the retail sector although there are barriers to its adoption into the construction industry a less form ... omparative review analyses two studies of supply chain management "Collaborative Planning in the UK Retail Grocery Market" and "Creating Agile Supply Chain Strategies for the Specialist Engineering In ...

(8 pages) 342 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Retail banking in India

ic slowdown, infrastructural constraints etc. Under this scenario banks are forced to look into the retail segment for lending and therefore the spotlight has now shifted to the retail sector. Banks a ... the form of the Securitization Bill, which gave banks and institutions muscle to recover bad debts. Retail banking is the new mantra for all the banks.Retail banking scenarioRetail banking includes a ...

(6 pages) 110 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Present an economic analysis of the retail franchise contract. Why should successful franchisors leave rents with franchisees?

Present an economic analysis of the retail franchise contract. Why should successful franchisors leave rents with franchisees? Would you ... business format of franchising has seen an immense growth over the last 30 years, especially on the retail sector, and it has been a successful organisational form in delivering service products. Acco ... ccording to Lafontaine and Shaw (1996), this business phenomenon was responsible for the 35% of all retailing activity in 1986, and it accounted for about 13.5% of GDP in the U.S. Firms rely on expans ...

(10 pages) 144 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Business Proposal - Hypermarket

Value statement2.5 Company location and facilities2.6 Organisation structure3.0 Market Analysis3.1 Retail in MalaysiaAccording to Eight Malaysia Plan 2001, retail has been one of the most active sub- ... iety as well as more sophisticated tastes of the consumers have led to the growth of the sector.The retail sector contributed 14.9% to the national income in 2000, rising from 11.1% in 1999 and approx ...

(19 pages) 442 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Expanding Target to China - Why Target should expand into China and what they will need to know.

arket had begun to ease up. By December 11th, 2004, China must remove remaining restrictions on the retail sector in order to comply with the WTO rules. This means it will be much easier for foreign r ... his means it will be much easier for foreign retailers to enter the market, and for current foreign retailers in China to expand (1). Many retailers from all over the world will seize this golden oppo ...

(12 pages) 224 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Low wage Jobs: Walmart, capitalism, class.

work force in which high unemployment co exists with low wage pay. The predominance of service and retail sector as some of the largest low wage employers in America means that there few chances that ...

(5 pages) 181 2 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Business Analysis on Costo Wholesale Corporation

gives it economies of scale in purchasing.Costco Wholesale Corporation operates exclusively in the retail sector, through its more than 300 warehouse-shopping clubs. The company grew dramatically ove ... d thanks to both a healthy economy and the expanding popularity and availability of the hypermarket retail format, of which Costco was one of the founding members. With nearly all of its outlets the s ...

(25 pages) 427 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Laura Ashley

ution and sale of clothing, accessories and home furnishings. The Group acts through tow divisions: Retail, which reflects sales through Laura Ashley managed stores, Mail Order and Internet, and Non-r ... s, Mail Order and Internet, and Non-retail, which includes licensing, and franchising, although the retail sector represents the bigger one. The company operates in the UK, Ireland and Continental Eur ...

(4 pages) 80 1 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Clothing, Footwear and Cosmetics

Operations Improvement Plan

IntroductionThe growing service industry creates a competitive atmosphere for businesses in the retail sector to demonstrate which store can attract more customers. One of the biggest problems fac ... f the biggest problems facing businesses such as these is gaining a competitive edge against common retailers. A factor that determines whether the business will attract more customers and helps the b ...

(5 pages) 157 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

McDonald's food PVT

nagement.........11Conclusion............13INTRODUCTIONMcDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 local restaurants serving nearly 50 million people in more than 119 c ... estaurant segment. In the 21st century, franchising is the most commonly adopted growth strategy in retail sector.HISTORYMcDonald's Corporation is the world's largest chain of fast-food restaurantsThe ...

(9 pages) 168 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Design a Basic Compensation Plan for Wal-Mart in China

The benefits and costs of Wal-Mart's expansion have been hotly debated. Critics of the retailer have documented the extent to which Wal-Mart uses its market power to undermine its workers ... licitly clawed back when Wal-Mart drives down wages not just of its own workers, but throughout the retail sector as a wholeOther issues make the narrow "wages vs. prices" debate described before part ... nies. Many of the benefits shoppers accrue from Wal-Mart's expansion could be preserved even if the retailer had to meet the expectations of its critics regarding fair worker compensation. Defenders o ...

(8 pages) 212 0 3.4 Jul/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

History of Hong Kong

ermore, the studies of the hotel industry are another key industry in the tourism sector. Also, the retail sector, and the building of new tourist attractions and the policy are all had been mentioned ... aradise has generated much concern. Even though the price gap is getting smaller than other cities, retailers still possess some competitive advantages. Hong Kong is still attractive to shoppers becau ...

(3 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Galaxy Ltd.

t in consumer preferences and spending patterns. Tier 2 & 3 cities show a lot of promise in the retail space. A recent survey (www.propertybytes.com) predicts tremendous growth in these cities and ... ies into Maturing, Transition, High-growth, Emerging and Nascent based on spending forecasts in the Retail sector (exhibit #1 ). More and more people are shifting towards focused fitness spending beca ...

(6 pages) 511 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Customer Loyalty

in positive and negative ways were given in Chapter I, Chapter II explains the customer loyalty in retail sector with some examples.CHAPTER I1. CUSTOMER LOYALTY1. 1. Loyalty Behavior in Competitive W ... changes between 30 and 60 according to the working area of the company. Generally the customers of retailing area and oil area are in this group.Changed life-style: The customers whose life style has ...

(19 pages) 96 1 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Future Group : Marketing Strategy

sis115.Porter's 5-Force Analysis146.Distribution Strategy167.Present Scenario188.Big Bazaar and the Retail Life Cycle219.Moving Ahead into the Future2310.Recommendations2411.Future Strategies2612.Bibl ... to the Future2310.Recommendations2411.Future Strategies2612.Bibliography281.Executive SummaryIndian retail sector is witnessing one of the most hectic marketing activities of all times. The companies ...

(23 pages) 59 0 3.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Emerging Retail Trends in India

an economic opportunity on a massive scale, both as a global base and as a domestic market. Indian Retail sector consists of small family-owned stores, located in residential areas, with a shop floor ... for only 2 to 4% of the total market although this is expected to rise by 20 to 25% by next 3 years.Retail growth in the coming five years is expected to be stronger than GDP growth, driven by changin ...

(27 pages) 44 0 3.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Supermarkets In India: Is India Ready to Open Its Golden Retail Gate for the World? A Case Study

Supermarkets in India: Is India ready to open its golden retail gate for the world?A case studyBy Akhil GuptaDissertation submitted in Partial Fulfillment of ... lue convenience and choice at par with getting value for their hard-earned money. A range of modern retailers are attempting to serve the needs of the 'new' Indian consumer. The last few years have wi ... the needs of the 'new' Indian consumer. The last few years have witnessed an explosion of organised retail formats like supermarkets and hypermarkets in an otherwise fragmented Indian retail market.To ...

(76 pages) 156 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Financial Analysis of Marks & Spencers Plc.

small stall in Leeds where all products were sold for a penny (Burt, 2002) and is the UK's leading retailer of clothing, home-ware and food. M & S currently has over 885 stores in more than 40 te ... total consumers, shop at M&S outlets. However M&S has regained its leading position in the retail sector by refurbishing and modernizing city centre outlets, aggressive advertising campaigns ...

(7 pages) 145 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Strategy Change

cial Times (2006), as far the competition is concerned Symantec stood at 64.7% of the United States retail sector for information security products in the 4th quarter of the year 2006. Wherein Mc Afee ... e.PRE MERGER ISSUES:The security industry is a very small market compared to other markets like the retail market or any other. In today's competitive market to sustain it has become rather difficult ...

(10 pages) 38 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies