Loblaw Vs. Wal-Mart
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The paper provides an external analysis of the Canadian retail food industry by utilizing Porter's five forces model. The paper then presents an internal analysis of the company as well as a recommendation for Loblaw to streamline their internal supply chain processes and demand management processes first.
From the Paper:"Loblaw Companies is facing the greatest competitive challenge of its recent history with the launch of Wal-Mart into their markets. Having originally entered the market in 1994 through the acquisition of 122 Woolco Stores, Wal-Mart is planning to open their first SuperCenter in Canada imminently. Known for their Every Day Low Price (EDLP) value proposition, exceptionally efficient supply chain, logistics and ERP process execution, marketing aimed at budget-conscious buyers, and product selection, Wal-Mart is a strategic threat to Loblaw. While Wal-Mart is a strategic competitive threat, Loblaw must also stay focused on coordinating their competitive strategy to also stay ahead of dominant grocery competitors including Sobeys, Metrics, A&P, and Canada Safeway."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Loblaw Financials (2004) - Analysis of Loblaw Companies Limited. Mergent Online Financial Database. Accessed July 13, 2007.
- Michael E Porter (2008). THE FIVE COMPETITIVE FORCES THAT SHAPE STRATEGY. Harvard Business Review: Special HBS Centennial Issue, 86(1), 78-93. Retrieved July 14, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1406854351).
- Susan Reda (2005, September). What you don't Know About RFID! Stores, 87(9), 26-27. Retrieved July 16, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 895457311).
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