Case Assignment Questions Walmart’s Expansion into Specialty Online Retailing

  1. Using the Five Generic Competitive Strategies Matrix, how would you evaluate Walmart’s original strategy? (See Figure 5.1 in the text)

 

  1. Using the Five Generic Competitive Strategies Matrix, how would you evaluate Walmart’s more recent, emergent strategy? (See Figure 5.1 in the text)

 

  1. What does a Five-Force analysis for Walmart reveal about its current position in the retail industry? What moves are rivals making that could be considered threats to Walmart? Should Walmart be satisfied with its current position?

 

  1. What does a financial ratio analysis reveal about Walmart’s current position? (Use the financial ratios in the Appendix of the text as a guide in doing your financial analysis.)

 

  1. Evaluate Walmart’s recent moves to acquire businesses.

 

  1. Based your evaluations, what it would take for Walmart to compete successfully in the retailing industry

 

 

Walmart’s Expansion into Specialty Online Retailing