Read carefully the Mini case N. 33 from your textbook (entitled: Whole Foods Market (2010): How to grow in an increasingly competitive market?) and answer the following questions:
- Explain the contribution of the different functional areas to the overall well-being of Whole foods.
- Describe the growth strategy used by Whole Foods. Is it successful? Justify.
- Explain the issues related to strategic competitive advantage of the company.
- Suggest some alternatives (at least 3) to Whole Foods in order to reinforce its competitive advantage.
From real national/international market, select any type of strategic alliance between two firms and answer the following questions:
- Briefly introduce your chosen firms, partners of alliance (Industry, nationality, size ).
- What type of strategic alliance that form your selected firms? Explain its different reasons.
- Is this alliance successful? Justify.
- What is the method used by the firms to manage their cultures after alliance? underline the pros and cons of this method.
I need each part in a different file- without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks.