This report was written by three Arnhem Business School students for the purpose of providing a full analysis of the Starbucks Coffee Corporation.
Although Starbucks is operating internationally, this report is mostly based on the United States, as this is Starbucks domestic market and until today its main operating market.
First, the internal analysis gives an overview about Starbucks as a company.
Second, the external analysis is used for analyzing the market Starbucks is operating in.
Third, the strategic options possible for Starbucks are analyzed.
Last, an explanation will be given on how Starbucks should implement the best strategic option available.
1 Executive Summary 4
INTERNAL ANALYSIS 5
2 The Company and its strategy 5
2.1 History: 6
2.2 Mission Statement 7
2.3 Global Strategy 8
2.3.1 Customer service excellence 8
2.3.2 Product quality 8
2.3.3 Accessibility 8
2.3.4 Innovative Business Strategy 9
2.3.5 Brand recognition 9
3 The Marketing Strategy 10
3.1 Product 10
3.2. Price 11
3.3 Place 11
3.4 Promotion 12
Helping the environment and community is proven to be a powerful marketing tool for Starbucks. Firstly, Starbucks helps the community and the environment, and at the same time creates the image of being a socially responsible company that contributes to better living standards. Customers are aware of the fact that when they buy something from the company, they also do something good for the community. 12
In addition to that Starbucks uses a non-typical approach to promote its products. Starbucks' products are neither advertised in TV nor radio commercials. Instead, Starbucks intents to build up a reputation and a strong brand image by using community programs and relying on word-to-mouth promotion. 12
4 Corporate Culture and Management Style 13
4.1 Executives 13
4.2 Board of directors 13
4.3 Employees 13
5 Financial Analysis 14
5.1 The first steps 15
5.2 The 1987-1992 period... [continues]
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