Target or Walmart: Who is the Winner? Everyone usually does errands at least once in their week. This chore can revolve around groceries, buying necessities for kids, other family members, and more commonly- ourselves. It is almost unavoidable to not have anything you will need to replenish upon. When it comes to this factor, we all have our most desired convenience store.
Looking around, there were no trash cans in sight; they were hidden by doors and cabinets. Panera Bread receives ample amount of customers a day keeping the restaurant clean is important, but the workers keep everything running smoothly as well. While waiting in a moderately long line, the employees immediately noticed the incoming rush and started working as a team to get the customers and myself in and out. Along with the workers helping to make the line move faster, the customers in line around me are keeping conversation. We are entertaining each other making the wait time appear shorter.
The company strongly highlights the freshness of its products as its strength. Nosh as accompany is smaller in size but makes higher turnover. Nosh just concentrates on the products that can be sold according to the market demand. As the company is small in its size and operations, it maintains good relationships with the customers. Nosh sells platers, salads, flowers and hampers through online.
Peoples lifestyles are getting busier, but some people love being busy (Mintel, September 2006). This is why M&S have created many different types of stores to fit in with their lifestyles. For customers who use M&S for their weekly food shop there are out of town stores, which they provide a car park and it's easy for them to get to. There are also Simply food stores with car parks. For the busier customers there are smaller M&S shops in service stations and train stations, where they can just pick up a lunch or a quick snack.
In a supermarket you have to stand in a line and checkout. Most of the stuff that you will get at a supermarket is things that you will later have ... ... middle of paper ... ... foods, he would be fat in no time. In conclusion, I think that fast food restaurants are relatively good. They offer many option that restaurants don't have and vice versa. However fast food places are more for convenience and a quick meal for someone who doesn't have time to eat.
This results in lowered costs of advertising and promoting products because they are able to accurately track demand and can adjust their advertising based on what is selling and what is not resulting in more accurate marketing efforts. Wal-Mart employs very effective upstrea... ... middle of paper ... ...ays. “Wal-Mart is able to maintain lower levels of inventory and still meet customer demand. These lower inventory levels result in either a reduced floor plan with lower carrying costs and lower interest expense – or a greater diversity of products on the store shelves.”3 Both of these result in a significant advantage over its competitors when it comes to operations. Due to Wal-Mart’s superior ability to order inventory on demand, they are in a position to also meet customer demand better than their competitors.
I did not feel as though I had to walk a mile to get my items--it was a much more comfortable feeling for me. I was not overwhelmed with the size of the store and I could manage shopping at this store. After having my spinal fusion one year ago I seemed to like the smaller stores better. Save A Lot specializes in passing on the savings to the customer which I really enjoyed. I truly saw a savings on items with the exception of pop or soda.
Packages can also draw the consumer to the good and increase the merchant’s sales. Lastly, packages offer convenience. It is no longer necessary to go to the market every day to buy fresh produce. Customers can now buy their food and store it in its packages for quite a long time. The website also states that packages help keep messy foods and things off of our hands and simply makes things easier for the consumer (Tetra Pak).
Having the interconnectedness with the store’s employees as well the customer proved to be needed to keep people in the store. It allowed them to feel comfortable to communicate ab... ... middle of paper ... ... layouts. Friendly employees who occasionally engage consumers give the patron a sense of importance, being ignored can hurt the retail-consumer relationship. When clerks are too pushy, or assistive it can also be harmful as shown by example with my neighbor. Females have many more clothing options than men, and are less expensive.
When most people go out to eat, even at a fancier restaurant, they are not worrying about how many calories their meal is, they are ordering whatever sounds good to them (Diet). Every now and then, that is okay bu... ... middle of paper ... ...could be established. Spreading the word is crucial. By making a couple posters and hanging those in schools, grocery stores, and even getting the word spread from our local radio station could do a lot. Some people might not be open to the ideas right away, but if everyone works together, many great things will be accomplished.