Kudler Fine Foods
Kudler Fine Foods is an opulent specialty food store that is located in San Diego, California. It also has shops in Del Mar, La Jolla, and Encinitas California. Kudler Fine Foods offers a variety of items ranging from breads to wines. These specialty products include breads, pastries, a variety of cheeses made from cow, sheep, and goat’s milk. There are two hundred and fifty types of cheeses offered from twenty-one countries. Their produce department currently offers three hundred and fifty fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices. Kudler Fine Foods also features an Asian Specialty produce department that caters to the Asian cuisine. The Meat and Seafood department diversely offers a wide range items aged beef, pheasant, handmade sausages and live lobsters. A lot of these items are locally grown, made, caught, or harvested. The wines and spirits that are offered are both domestic and imported providing customers with a variety to choose from.
This brief is intended to identify Kudler’s business and accounting information needs, as well as suggest ways to improve its current systems. Also, identifying new opportunities for Kudler Fine Foods, and any threats that they may encounter using their current systems will be addressed.
Kudler’s Business and Accounting Needs
Overall, I think that Kudler Fine Foods have a pretty good system set up in terms of operations and marketing. Advertising is handled by the owner, Kathy Kudler, and the ads are synchronous for all stores. The accounting of goods sold are recorded and reported by cash registers that reports what is sold, how much is sold, the price, taxes, etc. and are all sent to their accounting system. The inventory system can be improved by having a computerized system to account for what is being sold and what needs to be restocked. The system currently in place helps to keep down excessive amounts of items stocked and not run out of items more than three times per year.