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P4 Indentify the competitive factors in the retail environment a selected business faces

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´╗┐Unit 29 p4 In this assignment I will explain how the retail sector response to internal and external change. I will also use a retail company to give example. The retail outlet is Batavia Stad. Retailers have no control over their external influence; this would call the macro environmental factors. Under this factor includes: 1. Changes in consumer and business confidence 2. Changes in the housing market 3. Developments in the employment levels Retailers may become successful once they look forward to these influences and react on them consequently. However, external factors should not be ignored as they pose a threat to the long term survival of an organization. A retailer macro environment could be affected by the following: 1. Changes consumers taste 2. Rapidly changing market 3. ...read more.

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Batavia Stad will need to be competitive and diversify by being online in order to keep up with the competition of today. The role of Social changes : changes in social values and trends impact the goods retailers sell and how they relate them to consumers. Batavia Stad is constantly under pressure due to the fact that they have to implement social responsible business practices. Such as, environmentally friendly products. Government and social factors, somehow overlap in many areas; retailer that fails to obey the rules to new social norms. Will lose the business to companies that are willing to adapt. The role of New technologies: technologies plays a major role in changing the way retails companies do business. It does not only create new products but also advancement, such as the internet offering retail customers shopping options. ...read more.

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Meaning that the growing economy has to come down it the production rate of goods and services was more the actual consumption. However, it also affects consumers who are fearing of losing their jobs, so they will have less confidence to spend money and buy goods. This will result in reductions in demand in the market. New retailing concepts consumers are continually looking for new leisure experiences and life changing activities. Which do have an impact on reshaping the products and service of retailing. Shops will have to continually reinvent themselves to maintain and retain their customers. Moreover, the development of shopping for a mobile population is creating a new retail opportunities. Air travels continues to rise as the number of destination being targeted by low cost airline are on the increased. Consumers are increasing the use of rail network as they buy from all convenient stores on their way to their destination, while those outlets are enjoying the increase of demand. ________________ Sources: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/role-macro-environment-retail-industry-33419.html http://www.slideshare.net/amitnanda/recession-and-its-effects ...read more.

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