This report intends to highlight the various strategic issues associated with ASDA right from its formulation to its implementation along with organizational stakeholders analysis. ASDA is the second largest UK retailer with 321 stores in the UK and 148,000 colleagues.The process of marketing is often defined as finding out what customers want and then providing it for them. Businesses now generally interpret this more widely as also doing good in the communities in which they operate. Customer loyalty is extremely important, especially in a highly competitive market such as supermarket retailing. Competing on price helps to retain customers, but so does non-price competition, such as having a good image in the community. This case study looks at how ASDA has developed a vision that includes community involvement. (http://www.oppapers.com)
Mission andVision Analysis of ASDA
Values, visions and missions are all about the wishes and expectations of key stakeholders. A vision is an inspirational statement that ensures the direction of the stakeholders to go in future. ASDA makes clear statements of its mission, purpose and values to help stakeholders see the direction the business is taking. The mission statement sets out its long term aims and is 'To be Britain's best value retailer exceeding customer needs always.' Its purpose is stated as 'To make goods and services more affordable for everyone'. Its values show what the company believes in including respect for the individual, excellence and customer service. New colleagues receive a detailed induction into all three elements. Vision
‘‘A strategic vision delineates management’s aspiritations for the business providing a panoramic view of ‘’ where we are going’’ and a convincing rationale for why this makes good business sense for the company’’(Thompson et.al. 2007) Analysis of vision entails the judgement of its suitability in the context of organisational goals and objectives. Suitability (Hamel and Prahalad, 1994) of the vision of the organisation is judged mainly on the basis of these factors i.e.Foresight,breadth,Uniqueness,aspirational values, consensus, and actionability. In the context of the vision of ASDA, it seems appropriate and able to be executed. The vision of the company seems to be strong and has got certain level of coherence that could be achieved through the development of corporate culture and robust financial strength. Its vision seems quite suitable and meet the set standard of SMART criteria. Evaluation of the strategic skills
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