Answer the following questions after reading the case
- How do firms in the supermarket industry make money?
- Please conduct a financial ratio analysis using the data in Exhibit 2.
- How do the results reflect the different strategies pursued by those four firms?
- What do the results say about how firms in this industry can deliver strong financial returns in different ways?
- What are the key sources of Trader Joe’s competitive advantage? Is their advantage sustainable?
- What are the main threats to Trader Joe’s competitive advantage?
- How would you modify Trader Joe’s strategy moving forward?
- Please read the following articles and comment on the strategies of Whole Foods. Are they a competitor to Trader’s Joe?
- Comment on this research about the food consumption in America: