Tag: 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 markets it operates in and for the...

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 selection. When making choices about the products or...

On-line shopping

Retailers simply cannot afford to ignore these developments. However, not all retailers are equally well placed to take advantage of this changing environment for trade. This case study looks at why Dixons...

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 resources, including flexible and enterprising employeesfinancial resources to...

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 a lower cost in bulk and to spread...

Growth and decline of businesses

Businesses grow in a number of ways - e.g. by increasing sales and profits, employing more staff, operating from more outlets, producing on a larger scale, etc. Growth is one of the...

Economic growth

Economic growth is important if businesses are to grow and prosper. It relates to growth in the output of the economy as a whole. Growth is measured as the change in the...

Growth

Businesses grow for a number of reasons including to take advantage of a gap in the market, to gain a competitive advantage over rivals, and to win increased market share. There are two...

Methods of growth economies of scale

Businesses can grow either organically i.e. through internal growth where profits are ploughed back into the business, or through external growth such as through take-over or merger with another business e.g. when...

Creating a european branded business

 Introduction 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 manufacturer. Spillers + Quaker European Petfoods = Europe’s No.2 This...

Venturing for growth

Introduction No business could survive on its own without friends and allies. To be successful, businesses need to develop relationships with other organisations and to draw on the support and services they provide....

Focused global and integrated

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

Entering overseas markets

Introduction 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 Financial has grown from a family owned business...

Going for growth

Introduction Going for profitable growth is nothing new for Dixons Group plc. The company began in 1937 in a modest way in portrait photography. Today, it is a leading retailer of a wide...

Strategically repositioning a business

Introduction 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 and cause the least upheaval. This may mean...
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