UNIVERSITY / INSTITUTE: Strayer University
CLASS / COURSE: BUS 599
Strategic Management – BUS 599:
Assignment 2: Competitive Forces and SWOT Analysis
Review the Whole Foods Market case study.
Write a 4-8 page paper in which you:
Discuss the trends in retailing of organic foods and the impact of these trends on Whole Foods Market.
Evaluate the competitive environment of the firm: Apply Porter’s model and analyze each factor relative to the company.
Discuss which environmental factor poses the most significant threat to Whole Foods and what the company can do to combat it.
Complete a SWOT analysis and identify significant opportunities and threats facing the organization.
Discuss how Whole Foods can use its strengths and opportunities to achieve a sustained competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
· Analyze the external and internal environment for opportunities, threats, strengths, and weaknesses that impact the firm’s competitiveness.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic management.
Write clearly and concisely about strategic management using proper writing mechanics.
As we know the whole food market is having a negative impact because of loss of sale and also there are fewer......
SUBJECTS / CATEGORIES:
2. Business and Finance Case Studies
3. Strategic Business Management
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