Tag: Growth

The first electronic stock market

Introduction The Nasdaq Stock Market® is a world famous stock market, based in the US. Nasdaq® uses computer and telecommunications networks to trade and monitor thousands of listed stocks, sometimes also referred to...

Expanding a business through skilful acquisition

Introduction 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. Rolls-Royce still makes aero-engines, but no longer manufactures...

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 it, and include many products with high added-value. Hazlewood...

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 to take risks in order to gain rewards...

Pursuing a growth strategy

Introduction Northern Rock is the eighth largest bank in the UK by market capitalisation. In other words the value of the shares in the business. Its main business is residential mortgage lending. It...

Strategic growth in the fashion retail industry

Introduction 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. On asos.com there are 9,000 products available at...

Growing a company by international aquisition

 Introduction Successful businesses know when and how to adapt and change. This involves growing some areas of activity and cutting back on less profitable areas. Companies can often benefit from acquiring businesses operating...

Meeting needs in a competitive sector

Introduction Go-Ahead is one of the UK's leading providers in the fields of bus, rail and aviation support services. The company employs over 24,000 people nationally. Around 800 million passenger journeys are made...

Growth through investment

Bibby Line Group started out as a family-run shipping business. It was founded in 1807 and since that time the company has grown to become a global business. It has also diversified...

Developing growth strategies to become a market leader

Introduction A business will not become the market leader by chance. It takes careful planning to build an organisation that outperforms its competitors. In business, these plans are called strategies. A business strategy...

Primark across the pond

Primark is set to open its first US based stores, the first being a 70,000 sq-ft branch in Boston, Massachusetts by the end of next year. Primark owner Associated British Foods has stated:...
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