Discussion 1

December 26, 2020 |

Discussion 1 Questions attached; each question must be in 150 words. There are 4 questions attached.Identify two to three ways Starbucks was able to innovate in order to stay competitive and relevant. Post your response in the discussion area. Limit your response to 150 words, demonstrate understanding of and cite the required readings or other credible sources that you apply, and look for opportunities to engage with and learn from others. 20180519225511week_6_discussion_1         


December 21, 2020 |

Discussion-1 Please talk about the downsizing/closing of major chain stores (ex. Sears, JC Penney, Best Buy, Gander Mountain, etc.) and provide support as to why you think this is occurring. Discuss the emerging online piece of strategy for all of these firms as well as for WalMart and Target (ex. Walmart recently purchased JET–why did they do that? Amazon recently purchased Whole Foods–why did they do that?). Take this discussion any direction you wish but do bring out what is happening from a strategic point of view. An age-old question is “Does structure follow strategy or does strategy follow structure?” The new, successful firms appear to be on-line driven and not really interested in brick and mortar. Amazon is the obvious example. Does the rapid growth of Amazon and similar firms put pressure on Walmart and Target, etc. to change or can they still survive (can anyone still survive) without…    read more