Essay Zone.com - Free essays!
REGISTER NOW!
Login to an existing account
     
GCSE essays
A Level essays
University essays
Forum
Why join?
Essay quality
FAQ

Search forums
About us
Contact us

 

 
Fresh Direct Case Study Report Free essay! Download now

Home > University > Business studies > Fresh Direct Case Study Report

Fresh Direct Case Study Report

You can download this essay for free. All you need to do is register and submit at least one of your essays to us.

Or you can purchase this essay for just $2 instantly without registering

Downloads to date: N/A | Words: 994 | Submitted: 09-Sep-2012
Spelling accuracy: 97.1% | Number of pages: 6 | Filetype: Word .doc


This is what the first 3 pages of the essay look like

Fresh Direct Case Study Report essay previewFresh Direct Case Study Report essay previewFresh Direct Case Study Report essay preview

Description

Analysis of a case study on Fresh Direct

Preview

Fresh Direct Case Study Report

COMPANY NAME/WEBSITE/INDUSTRY
FreshDirect, www.freshdirect.com, online grocer
BACKGROUND/HISTORY
Jason Ackerman and Joseph Fedele cofounded FreshDirect in 2001, not long after other online grocers had failed. Less than three years later, its iconic refrigerated trucks could be seen all over the Manhattan streets. “Ackerman and Fedele split up the responsibilities based on their expertise. In that Bloomberg interview, Ackerman said, ‘Joe, having worked at -- and built -- Fairway was responsible for bringing in all of the supply. And I focused on how to actually take all the supply and get it within the warehouse and actually get it to the customer, which was no small feat’” (Goldberg, 2010).
The idea behind the company is to give consumers the freshest food possible by getting food directly from the producers. FreshDirect allows customers to place orders online, then it prepares the foods at its processing center in Long Island City and it is delivered during a prearranged time that day. Though it has had at least 5 different CEOs since it was founded, as of May 2011 the current CEO of FreshDirect is Jason Ackerman.
SWOT ANALYSIS
Strengths
It has a wide selection of low price items with high quality.
It uses an advanced software system to manage production.
Strong relationships with local growers and distributors.
A warehouse close to its customer base that has 12 separate temperature zones.
Extremely high standards for health, safety, and cleanliness.
Weaknesses
Limited offering of nonperishable products.
Small sales area, focusing on selected zips codes in and around New York.
Slow to diversify into packaged and nonperishable products.
Senior management has changed many times (at least 5).
Opportunities
Reputable brand name and customer loyalty increase business through word-of-mouth advertising.
May expand local business, and possibly expand nationally by merging with another grocer.
May start offering nonperishable products along with its popular fresh products.
May become a publicly traded company.
Threats
Competition from specialty food retailers such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.
Competition from other online grocers such as YourGrocer, Peapod, or Netgrocer, especially with nonperishable products.
Traffic congestion and potential charges resulting from it.
Rising fuel prices may force an increase in food price and delivery charges that could hurt sales.
ANALYSIS VIA PORTER’S FIVE FORCES MODEL
Threat of New Entrants: Low
New entrants would require a large amount of capital and experience in the grocery industry. They would also need an understanding the advanced technology needed as well as relationships with local suppliers.
Threat of Substitute Products and Services: Low
The local suppliers, distributors and corner stores are other options of customers to buy fresh food. But FreshDirect is familiar of its brand name, and mostly customer are loyal with FreshDirect
Bargaining Power of Suppliers: Medium
FreshDirect has known by its brand its customers are loyal with its products. If the supplier has ...

Download this essay in full now!

Just upload at one of your essays to our database and instantly download your selection! Registration takes seconds

Or you can download this essay for $2 immediately without registering


Comments and reviews

Reviews are written by members who have downloaded the essay

No comments yet. If you download the essay you can review it afterwards.