Sainsbury's Marketing Strategy

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Sainsbury’s (2014) states they put their “customers at the heart of everything we do and have invested in our stores, our colleagues and our channels to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Our strong culture and values are part of our identity and integral to our success.” Sainsbury’s brand is established upon providing quality at fair prices, the importance of fresh, healthy, safe and tasty food is put very high at Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s also offer a range of up to 30,000 products such as household products, food, grocery, and even its own products. A crucial tool in analysis of an organisation such as Sainsbury’s, would mean SWOT analysis and PESTLE should be appropriately used. Lynch (2008) states a SWOT analysis considers both…show more content…
However a continuous rise in globalisation could be presented as a challenge for Sainsbury’s. One of the biggest economic factors is the rising costs of fuel which will impact right through the supply chain of Sainsbury’s leading to increase of its products. Social factors to consider due to increase in trend in healthy foods, so for Sainsbury’s to keep up with trends, it would be something to consider. The use of technology for great retailers such as Sainsbury’s is an important factor, persistent upgrading of technologies such as self-checkouts, computerised stock control etc., means less room for human errors. Concerning environmental, reducing carbon footprint is emphasised to big companies. “Companies like Sainsbury’s can contribute a lot of impact on the environment. To do this Sainsbury’s would have to put in more towards the green issue” (UK Essay 2014) Legally, Sainsbury’s would have to make sure to follow policies concerning label and packaging which could be an added financial load to Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s should act on its threats, to achieve its goals and…show more content…
“Hr is shifting from focusing on the organisation of the business to focusing on the business of the organisation” (Zulmohd 2011). David Ulrich points out four distinctive roles of HR which makes the organisation most effective and produce competitive advantage. He planned to change the structure of HR function and build HR around roles. The four key HR roles identified by Ulrich, one HR business partner/strategic partner – aligning HR and business strategy which plays an important role in setting strategic direction. It builds strategic relationship with clients and strategically manages the development of the workforce. The second key role is administrative expert which creates and must deliver effective HR processes made to tailor business needs. It also involves managing people and HR related costs. To continue to the third key role, change agent which understands the organisations culture, and takes the responsibility to communicate those changes internally and gain its employees trust. The final key role identified by Ulrich is employee advocate which is a core in HR role represents employees and helps to improve their experience, protect employees’ interests and confirm strategic initiatives are well balanced. Employee advocates must also “ensure fair, ethical and equitable people processes and practices.” “David Ulrich’s HR Model is about defining the HR roles and
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