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The results highlight that the main threat is potentially coming from Sainsbury 8767 s that possesses a strong brand name and is carefully selects and controls its suppliers.
Planning and control functions are the ones that account to provide the continued focus on the costs and cash control of the company 8767 s operations (+). And departments such as profit protection whose main jobs are to reduce shrink. The company has now increased its staff count who are involved in upgrading its anti-fraud software (infrastructure/technology, interdependence), and installing new security systems which aim to reduce internal theft, an expense the customer will now not have to cover in the price of their purchases (+).
If helpful refer to a list of these other 'headings', for example: Ecological/ Environmental, Legislative/or Legal, Demographic, Ethical, Industry Analysis. Apply some strategic consideration and pressure to the points you list under these 'additional' headings. Ask yourself what the effects of each will be on the 'big four' (Political, Economic, Social, Technological). Often your answers will persuade you that the original four-part PEST model is best and that using a more complex series of headings makes it more difficult to complete the analysis fully and strategically.
A to Z of Chemists
by Elizabeth H. Oakes. Facts on File, 7557.
Tells the stories of 655 historical and contemporary chemists.
Station 6 (chemical): The mixing of the vinegar (acetic acid) and salt (sodium chloride) is a physical change. The cleaning of the penny is a chemical change. (When the pennies are put into the vinegar-salt mixture, the substance that makes the pennies appear dirty copper oxide that formed when the copper atoms in the penny combined with the oxygen in the air is dissolved by the weak acid.) The reactions that occur when the screw is dropped in the solution represent a chemical change (the surface of the steel screw dissolves). Evidence for change: the salt mixed into the vinegar, the penny changed color, gas bubbles formed on the screw.
Overseas returns could fall: The buy case for Tesco is predicated around investment overseas driving higher group returns as each country moves past critical mass. This might not happen, either because of economic conditions, competitor action, or failure in Tesco 8767 s business model. It also could come as a consequence of an aggressive move into a larger market, such as China or Japan.
Market Development Strategy: Joint Developments and Strategic Alliances
By entering new markets like China and Japan it can serve as a key growth driver of the company 8767 s revenues and expansion strategy. Tesco 8767 s interests in Japan are likely to continue growing in due course, as Asian markets are showing an increase in consumer spending and increased trend towards retailing. These new markets are also demographically high opportunity markets.
Through a long period of operations, core competencies of Tesco have to be rather fixed. Prahald 8767 s and Hamel 8767 s approach states that core competencies should change in response to changes in the company 8767 s environment and be flexible and evolve over time. Therefore, Tesco needs to adapt to new rapidly changing circumstances and opportunities, so its core competencies will have to adapt and change. The example of this was when the company has launched its loyalty card and went into banking.
MARKET OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES IMPLEMENTATION
Strategy frameworks and structuring tools are key to assessing the business situation. Risk and value trade-offs are made explicit, leading to concrete proposals to add value and reduce risk. Explicit plans for action, including effective planning need to be developed by Tesco as the strategic alternative.
Signs point to serial acquisitions: With an enterprise value of £78 billion, Tesco clearly has enormous firepower. Also, its product range is vast and almost any acquisition can be justified, particularly in the UK. While 8766 fill the gap 8767 strategy would be useful to the company, as has been the case with the UK convenience market, there is the danger of Tesco becoming a serial acquirer, as this tends to reduce earnings visibility and quality.