Jul 202012
 

For this exercise, which is based on a recent media release, you will review Sports Direct (a major UK sports retailer) and the impact of its attractive staff bonus on sales and profitability. But while profits are up, your task is to identify any concerns that they need to manage?   ACTIVITY/TASK SportsDirect.com is a [See full activity…]

Jul 112012
 

In this mini-case, you will review the efforts of the J.C. Penney department store to more efficiently compete on price, primarily underpinned by a cost-cutting program. But is this the best approach?   ACTIVITY/TASK The J.C. Penney department store chain is currently through a major cost-cutting program, associated with its transformation strategy. The firm’s goal [See full activity…]

Jul 112012
 

From Bricks and Mortar to Online Retailing In this exercise, you need to review the key findings from recognized industry forecasting firm regarding the potential impact of online retailing on traditional shopping centers and retailers. The challenge is to determine the best way forward for these traditional retailers.   ACTIVITY/TASK Traditional shopping centers (shopping malls) [See full activity…]

Jun 302012
 

This discussion exercise is based around the results of two Canadian market research surveys from mid-2012, conducted on behalf of PayPal, which highlights the willingness of their population to shift to a cashless society. This change in the macro-environment will have significant implications for the retailing sector. Your task here is to review the survey [See full activity…]

Jun 272012
 

In this mini-case study, you are required to determine whether a joint venture between Tesco Bank and Aviva (insurance) has benefits for both players as well as customers. To do this task successfully, you will need to consider what capabilities each organization is likely to provide to the strategic alliance.   ACTIVITY/TASK In mid-2012, Aviva [See full activity…]