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Growth

Creating a global business

A key issue facing any large business today is that of rightsizing i.e. developing a business that is just the right size - for...

The future is branded

The challenge for organisations in competitive markets is to provide clarity for customers in a way which reduces the random nature of their product...

On-line shopping: the Dixons experience

Retailers simply cannot afford to ignore these developments. However, not all retailers are equally well placed to take advantage of this changing environment for...

Generating cash for growth

Successful organisations are able to compete in tough environments. To do this, they need: capable managers who are willing to face facts and make hard decisionsexcellent...

Growth Through Well Planned Investment

Growth is an important business strategy; many advantages flow from being bigger. Size brings with it many savings, e.g. an ability to buy at...

Creating a European branded business

This case study shows how and why Spillers Petfoods acquired Quaker European Petfoods for £465m in April 1995 to create Europe’s second largest petfood...

Venturing for growth

No business could survive on its own without friends and allies. To be successful, businesses need to develop relationships with other organisations and to...

Focused, global and integrated

In the early 1930s, Jefferson Smurfit Snr saw the untapped potential of a small Dublin box factory, and with the purchase of that firm,...

Entering overseas markets

Provident Financial was founded in West Yorkshire, England in 1880 by Joshua Waddilove. The company’s headquarters are still based in West Yorkshire. However Provident...

Going for growth

Going for profitable growth is nothing new for Dixons Group plc. The company began in 1937 in a modest way in portrait photography. Today,...

Strategically repositioning a business

When faced with the need for change, it is easy to consider the organisation’s current activities and then look for strategies that are familiar...

The first electronic stock market

The Nasdaq Stock Market® is a world famous stock market, based in the US. Nasdaq® uses computer and telecommunications networks to trade and monitor...

Expanding a business through skilful acquisition

The name ‘Rolls-Royce’ has always been associated with high quality products. Most people probably link the company with high quality aero-engines and motor cars....

Going for growth by investing in people products and plant

Hazlewood Sandwiches Greencore's traditional activities lie at the start of the food production chain, whereas the new convenience foods operations are at the end of...

Combining factors of production to achieve growth objectives

Enterprise and risk Enterprise refers to all the organisational skills that go into creating a product or service. It also includes a willingness and ability...

Pursuing a growth strategy

Northern Rock is the eighth largest bank in the UK by market capitalisation. In other words the value of the shares in the business....

Strategic growth in the fashion retail industry

asos.com is the UK's leading online fashion store for women and men. Launched in 2000, the online retailer targets fashion conscious 16-34 year olds....

Growing a company by international aquisition

Successful businesses know when and how to adapt and change. This involves growing some areas of activity and cutting back on less profitable areas....

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