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Key Commodities Businesses in Whole Foods
An overview and analysis of the Whole Foods chain.
# 145176 | 1,308 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (Marketing)

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This paper presents a case study of Whole Foods, a leading retailer of organic and natural foods and related products. The paper gives a detailed description of the chain, starting with its history and mission. Then it presents a SWOT analysis, which includes a SWOT table followed by a discussion of the findings. The paper continues with another analysis, this time using Porter's Five Forces as the basis. It also includes a table. Based on both analyses, the paper makes recommendations about how Whole Foods can maintain its position and even strengthen itself in the future. The paper concludes by suggesting that Whole Foods concentrate on extending its unique value proposition through better internal efficiency and through a more aggressive approach to global expansion.

SWOT Analysis
Analysis of Whole Foods Using Porter's Five Forces
Strategy Discussion & Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Whole Food's strengths begin with their ability to quickly integrate new acquisitions into their existing company both at the process and system level has led to the company being able to achieve exceptionally strong revenue growth over time. The senior management team has specifically focused on acquisitions that further their unique value proposition. The combined effects of these factors have also given the company strong sourcing and a product portfolio that is a competitive advantage today."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jenna Crisostomo. "Whole Foods Market scales back expansion. " Gourmet News 1 Sep. 2008: 12-13. ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry. ProQuest. 11 Dec. 2008
  • Becky Ebenkamp. "Real Food Organics: Born on the Bio. " Brandweek 23 Jun 2008: 14. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 10 Dec. 2008
  • Thomas A Lambert. "Four Lessons from the Whole Foods Case."Regulation 31.1 (2008): 22-29. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 9 Dec. 2008
  • Stephen A. Stuart. "Communicating health messages to young consumers. " Young Consumers 7.4 (2006): 68-71. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest 12 Dec. 2008

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