Whole Foods Market Case Study by cee-cee

Whole Foods Market
Analyzes the business case of Whole Foods Market, a pioneer in the organic foods marketplace.
# 109039 | 3,050 words | 15 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 14, 2008 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , Business (Marketing)


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Description:

This paper relates that, although Whole Foods Market (WF) was not the first entrant into the organic foods marketplace, it was a faster growing company than the leader, Trader Joes. However, in this case, WF's stock is under-performing the market because of a scandal caused by statements in the CEO's blog. The author utilizes several management analysis tools including an internal and external analysis, PESTDG, Porters 5 Forces and TOWS matrix.The paper presents an alternative assessment that notes the dramatic growth of WF, which it predicts will continue to increase along with the market and outdistance its competitors. The author presents recommendations and implementations to continue this growth and profitability.


Table of Contents:
Introduction and Summary of Current Performance
Mission/Objectives
Evaluation of Strategic Managers
Internal Analysis (SW)
External Analysis
PESTDG
Porters 5 Forces
Opportunities
Threats
TOWS matrix
Alternative Assessment
Recommendation
Implementation

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AP. (2007, August 23). FTC loses bid to block Whole Foods acquisition. MSNBC , p. n.p.
  • Economist. (2007). 2008 World Almanac. London: Economist.
  • Google. (2007, November 8). Whole Foods Market. Retrieved November 8, 2007, from Google Finance: http://finance.google.com/finance?q=whole+foods+market+performance+2006&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS239US240&um=1&sa=N&tab=we
  • Gourmet Retailer. (2005). Supermarkets expanding prepared food offerings. Gourmet Retailer , n.p.
  • Kavilanz, P. B. (2007, October 24). Wal-Mart-Looking overseas for growth. CNN , p. n.p.

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APA Format

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