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Target Corporation - 2,007 words
... rice to revenue ratio more than doubled since 1995 when it was only .23. Target Corporation has been very efficient, which reflects a return on equity of 20.2% in 1999 compared to 9.9% in 1996. Inventory turnover was relatively low at 6.3 in 1999. It is one of Targets main areas of concentration. Profitability can be seen by comparing net profit after taxes to net sales resulting in a net profit margin of 3.5%. In 1999 Target Corporation also displayed a gross profit margin of 31.7%. The liquidity is displayed using the current ratio and the quick ratio. The current ratio of 1.1 has decreased since 1996 when it was more favorable at 1.4. The quick ratio also decreased by only one tenth o ...
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Loreal - 1,259 words
... quisitions, we don't compromise this rule. We acquire only brands that are already global or can become global, or local brands that will be merged with existing global brands. (There are) no exceptions. Moreover, all of our brand strategies and product launches are conceived to be truly global. The brand strategy is absolutely identical everywhere in the world. It is a rule. And the products are created to be global, (which means) one name, one concept, one formula, one packaging, and one communication worldwide." Global Image: LOreal is the leading cosmetic brand in the world, there is no doubt about that. The company believes in a global or nothing strategy. The global image it has ri ...
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Can Target Surpass Walmart In Market Share? - 1,343 words
TARGET STORES, the crown jewel of the Target Corporation, would appear to have everything: zippy ads, fast-growing sales and exclusive merchandise that people rave about. But inside the headquarters tower here, where Target's decisions are made, no one is about to relax. With Kmart hobbled by bankruptcy, it is Target that now gets the attention of Wal-Mart Stores, the biggest retailer in the land and the biggest company, too. Every successful step that Target takes -- signing designers to make baby bottles and little black dresses, moving deeper into the grocery business, persuading more and more upper-middle-class shoppers to become upper-middle-class bargain hunters -- brings it into close ...
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Can Target Surpass Walmart In Market Share? - 1,399 words
... es outstanding.) Target monitors profits extremely well. Few retailers apart from Wal-Mart keep such tight control over their business, from selecting the inventory to ringing up a sale. Its basic premise -- that customers first must be happy if they are to buy anything -- means telling clerks in the sprawling stores to be ''fast, fun and friendly'' and watching them, electronically and otherwise, to make sure that they are. Target managers grade store employees regularly -- green is good, yellow is alarming, red is trouble. A store with too many red grades gets a special visit from a district manager, who then returns at 11-day intervals until he or she sees improvement. All stores give ...
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Starbucks' Global Strategy - 1,328 words
... 's Inc. None of the latter five companies is able to match the market capital achieved by Starbucks. Starbucks management identifies competitors in restaurants, shops, street carts and supermarkets. Where own machines are being set up to serve espresso, cappuccino, Latt, and other coffee drinks to their customers. They are also faced with other mail order suppliers and wholesalers. Product Supply: Coffee Prices, Availability, and General Risk Conditions Global supply literature suggests that even though global supply chain allows for cost reduction, it is much more complex than domestic one, and calls for tight controls. Since coffee prices are unstable due to weather, export regulations ...
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Cover Girl Cosmetics - 1,698 words
By: Heather Hale E-mail: Cover Girl Cosmetics Why Cover Girl is one of the most successful cosmetic organizations since the 1960's? By: Heather Hale Cover Girl cosmetics have been the top-seller since 1961 and are still going strong. It is hard, with all the advanced lines of make-up for one product to go as far as Cover girl has, so how does Cover Girl cosmetics do it? A lot of Cover Girl's strong, on going successes are due to changing the look of the product, exceptional promotions which the public can't look over, giving a cosmetic appeal to both older and younger aged women and most importantly by using near perfect women and teens to model their products. Although it's wonderful that ...
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