The UK supermarket industry is a very competitive and profitable industry. It is made up of four main players with significant share of the market, and then various smaller companies who focus on smaller niches in the market such as the bottom of the market discounters and the top of the line speciality stores. It is an interesting market and this report evaluates the attractiveness of the industry using Porter’s five forces model with an insight into how market nicher Waitrose sustains a competitive advantage. Next this report looks at how major player Sainsbury’s successfully competes against its rivals using differentiation strategies, and analyses current consumer trends and problems can effect this industry.
Sainsburys is currently the second largest chain of supermarkets within the UK, with a current supermarket sector share of 16.9%. Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and today operates in over 1,200 supermarket and convenience stores, and has over 161,000 employees. We will be looking at a number of areas internally and externally and see how they are effectively or not effectively performing.
Trader Joe's faces several threats to its business, as competitors try to invade the company’s niche and attempt to imitate the company’s core strategies. The supermarket industry itself faces a major threat, as larger chains such as grocery retailers Wal-Mart and Tesco have begun to open small-format stores that mimic the Trader Joe's approach. This invasion results in additional cost pressure for incumbents like Trader Joe’s, which had to let go employees in order to become more cost competitive.
Customers- Customers want the company to improve and give them better value for every product they buy. They want the company to produce high quality products for them. Customers are one of the main stakeholders of private sectors such as Sainsbury’s because without them Sainsbury’s wouldn’t achieve their aim.
ASDA is the second largest supermarket chain in the UK, in terms of market share. It has operations all around the UK. It has different categories of market offering, Food & groceries is one of the dominating segments. The parent company of ASDA is globally renewed retain chain Wal-Mart. However, the report has covered the strategic analysis on ASDA food; based on their current market situation and strategies. In the previous assignment, the writer has covered internal analysis and competitive situation. The company has strong competitors in the home country, like Tesco. In this report, the writer has used different strategic tools
Sainsbury’s goal is to reflect they commitment to meeting customers’ needs; however, they want to shop food, clothing, general merchandise and services also they vision is to be trusted retailer where people love to work and shop. They strategy plan is to know they consumers better than anyone else, be there for them whenever they need them also offering great products and services at fair prices. They colleagues make the difference; they value makes them different.
Now, if these figures are compared with the market leader, it will be clearer about the company’s profitable position. In the years 2009, 2008 and 2007 TESCO, who is the market leader for the market Sainsbury’s are operating, also performed very well. TESCO’s revenue also took a steep upward curd in between 2007 and 2009. Their revenue increased by 29.4% to £54327m in 2009 from £42641m in 2007. TESCO’s ROCE was 11.44%, 14.02 and 15.90% in the mentioned years. The gross margin and operating margins
This essay will use the Porter’s five forces to analyse the supermarket industry in the US, and I will make a decision on whether the US supermarket industry is attractiveness based on its overall profitability level.
J Sainsbury plc (Sainsbury) is a retail chain based in the UK. Sainsbury is engaged in grocery retailing through its supermarkets and convenience stores principally in the UK. The company operates its business through three divisions, namely, Retailing, Financial Services and Property Investment. Sainsbury serves its customers through a chain of 537 supermarkets and 335 convenience stores under the brand Sainsburys, and financial services via Sainsburys Bank. Sainsbury offers around 30,000 food and non-food products and services. The company is headquartered in London, the UK J Sainsbury plc Key Recent Developments Mar 11, 2010: Sainsbury launches first bakery college in the UK Mar 08, 2010: Sainsbury to add
Porter’s five forces of competition framework can be a valuable tool in analyzing an industry. Porter’s five forces of competition include: competition from substitutes, entrants, rivals, supplier power, and buyer power. We will now analyze the retail grocery industry according to Porter’s five forces. (this is straight out of the Barnes and Noble report I wasn’t sure if we should cite this or not)
Strength-The main strength of Sainsbury is that they are the oldest existing supermarket chain in the UK. Hence, the brand name of Sainsbury is widely recognized and building a loyal customer base in their region. Outstanding quality and competitive price for products are unique resources that other competitors could not imitate.
The Five Forces Model as defined by Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard University uses five different strategic factors to explain Competitive Rivalry a company or industry faces. The fiver forces that comprise the model are Bargaining Power of Suppliers, Bargaining Power of Buyers, Threat of Substitute Products, Potential Entrants and Completive Rivalry (Porter, 2008). The intent of this analysis is to rank-order each of these five factors from the standpoint of their influence on Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) and their competitive position in the retailing industry. Each of the five forces are rank-ordered in terms of their importance to Target.
This report provides a view on operations of SAINSBURY’S , the third largest supermarket chain across United Kingdom. SAINSBURY’S , in spite of being the longest standing retail chain has been facing stiff competition from rivals like TESCO , MORRISONS. The competitors seemed to have developed at a faster pace since SAINSBURY’S has been through a difficult time in recent years and TESCO is now twice the size in terms of turnover.
Since acquiring number one ranking in 1996, Tesco has developed a successful multiformat strategy that has accelerated its advantage. Its UK sales are now 71% larger than Sainsbury’s. Also the Competition Commission’s report makes it very difficult for a competitor to challenge its scale and has effectively scuppered Wal-Mart’s chances of stealing UK leadership. Therefore, Tesco is in an enormously strong position in its domestic market.
Five Forces model for a closer look at Kroger and the industry. Competition is a big threat and