Functional Area Interrelationships
Kudler Fine Foods is an upscale grocery store specializing in gourmet foods, wines, and other cooking needs. Kathy Kudler established the company through her use of fine foods for cooking as well as the inability to obtain them as a consumer. The company has a unique concept and approach to the collaboration of different methods in management and operations. This is responsible for the current success of three individual stores. Through the demands of consumers, Kudler Fine Foods developed a strong mission, collaborative methods, and organizational structure to create functional area interrelationships within the business.
Mission and Vision
Kudler Fine Foods’ mission is, “Kudler Fine Foods is committed to providing our customers with the finest selection of the very best foods and wines so that your culinary visions can come true” (Apollo Group, 2011, p. 3). The vision for Kudler Fine Foods is, “Kudler Fine Foods will be the premiere gourmet grocery store for those savvy shoppers who are searching for the finest meats, produce, cheeses, and wine” (Apollo Group, 2011, p. 3). Kudler Fine Foods searches the world for the best products and provides an excellent shopping experience for their customers through attentive customer service.
Values and Goals
Kudler Fine Foods prides itself by offering selections, tools, expertise, and exceptional service to their customers. Kudler Fine Foods plans to expand by opening new stores and adding additional services. In addition the company realizes the importance of the World Wide Web for growth and will be creating a website that will allow them to offer their services worldwide. Through the expansion Kudler Fine Foods plans to continue focusing on high-end locations to maintain their upscale customer profile.
Kudler Fine Foods has a decentralized organizational structure, which means that stores have