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Wal Mart Stores Inc Abstract Explores the marketing strategies employed by Wal-Mart Corporation and their efforts to compete in the “new” economy. Includes an assessment of Wal-Mart’s expressed and apparent positioning and value proposition based upon internal documents, public relations statements, web page and advertising. Includes an assessment of Wal-Mart’s competitive position and strategy. Includes an assessment of Wal-Mart’s marketing mix. Introduction The new economy, characterized by sophisticated technology, global communication and “knowledge as a commodity” demands a great deal from organizations that intend to remain competitive.
Therefore, when the management discusses improving employee retention rates, the initial topic is often higher salaries and bonuses. That is partly valid, because money is a key element; as SAS can attest, retention efforts can be very effective if they focus on more ways to spend the money than just increasing salary levels. With its strategy to boost employee retention, the company has created a culture and programs that encourage and drive employee loyalty. According to Pfeffer (2001), "Your profits come from loyal customers who do business with you for reasons other than just price. Customer loyalty is a consequence of loyalty from employees who produce great products and offer great service.
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Market development is pursing growth of the company by seeking “to find new customers for its present products” (Donnelly, Peter, 2007). C... ... middle of paper ... ... Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott said it best, “Wal-Mart can take a leadership role, get out in front of the future, and make a difference that is good for our business and the world" (cited in PR Newswire, 2008 ¶ 2). Wal-Mart will continue to be the leader in every market it conquers by continually doing these things. References Bianco, Anthony, & Zellner, Wendy (2003, October, 6). Is Wal-Mart Too Powerful?
These forces are buyer power, supplier power, threat of substitute products or services, threat of new entrants and rivalry among existing competitors. The concept of these forces is that they influence how managers make the big decision to enter into a new market. If the forces show that the situation is too negative then the company might make a good decision and not go into this market and save a lot of money and problems. Buyer power means how many choices customers have a lot of choice where they are going to shop. If there are too many choices for buyers then they can just shop other places and competition might be very strong.
Sears Holding Corp. Kmart and Sears have been part of the retail industry of America for the last two centuries, and as of November, 2004, they will be continuing due to their merger as Sears Holding Corp. This paper will first look at the history of the two companies to see how they started and what each company set out to achieve. This section will also include why the two companies failed. Secondly, a SWOT analysis will be performed on the new company, Sears Holding Corp, to try to identify where it stands in the present. Finally, a hypothesis of how the new company is likely to be accepted by consumers and whether it is likely to succeed will be discussed.
And if there is, do suppliers use this loyalty rewards only as a means to make consumers more dependent on suppliers? We will discuss this question from the point of view of a consumer. All firms are profit-maximizing. Without profits they cannot have a sustainable existence. Consequently, all the decisions a firm makes are meant to increase profits (Roberts, 1986).
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