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Safeway Plc.

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Safeway Plc Introduction As a part of my course in business study, I have to investigate various forms of business enterprise and write a detailed report on one medium size or large business. In this report I will be investigating and analysing the following aspects of my chosen case study, which is Safeway Plc, illustrating "Business at work". Plc is a limited liability company. A company where the business owes it self. * Benefits and Constraints * Aims , objectives * Ways in how a business measures success * Functional areas and explain how they help business to meet objectives * Style and culture of the business * Use of ICT for internal and external communications of the business * How production process and quality assurance / control system helps to add value to business * Judgements on how successfully the business is meeting its objective * How the organisational structure, culture and management affects performance and operation to help meet objectives * Detailed analysis of the impact of ICT of the business * How organisational, culture and management interrelate in business * Impact of organisational, management and culture performance of business * Alternative approach to quality control or quality assurance and effects it could have on functions of the business and how it achieves its objective My coursework will involve developing a detailed study of each of the above points that I have stated for Safeway Plc. I also contacted various companies of my choice, including Asda, Tesco, Cadburys and also Ikea. I contacted all of the above companies by email and as I found this was a very quick way to receive a reply. Many of the above companies did reply back to me. From these I have chosen to investigate Safeway Plc because it was most helpful and most resourceful. I got information by post as well as email by this company as they sent me an annual report of 2003. ...read more.

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Our strategy is to divide our store portfolio into convenience, supermarkets, superstores and hypermarkets. This will enable us to adapt our offer to meet the needs of our customers locally. Other things involved in their improvements are: Petrol stations Around 170 Safeway stores have on-site petrol stations offering extremely competitive fuel prices and convenience shopping. In addition, we now have convenience stores on 50 BP forecourt sites. Financial services Through its partnership with Abbey National, Safeway has developed a range of financial products to meet the needs of our shoppers: * Safeway Direct Savings Account, which offers highly competitive rates of interest. * Safeway Individual Savings Account, a cash mini ISA giving customers the opportunity to benefit from tax free saving. * In store Abbey National banks Awards Safeway has collected Safeway walked away with two first prize awards at the Nantwich International Cheese show re-affirming its commitment to be best in fresh. The Nantwich International Cheese Show is one of the largest cheese shows in the world with over xx countries competing. This year saw xxx cheeses on display - the highest number of entries ever! The Safeway cheeses won 2 first prizes and these cheeses were submitted from the successful the Best food range. Safeway the Best Mature Blue Stilton 200g/� - won the blue vein cheese category - this stilton is matured that little bit longer to give it a creamy texture and rich taste. Safeway the Best Farmhouse Red Leicester xxg/� - won the farmhouse regional cheese category - this cheese is matured for 9 months to give it a distinctive farmhouse taste and nutty flavour. Trevor Young, Buyer at Safeway, says, 'It was great to win these awards, for products that have been identified as the Best and have now won awards to justify this.' Safeway win supermarket of the year award [28/11/00] Safeway has won the Daily Express Supermarket of the Year award. ...read more.

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Advantage This encourages the employees and makes them feel that they are real holders in business. Unlike autocratic manager, the democratic leader listens to his/her staff and is prepared to take their suggestions and ideas. Disadvantage The management style does motivate workers much more. In order to enable the employees to participate in decision making, they must be well informed about the company, its aims, objectives and its plans. Consultative This management style takes the democratic principle even further, with workers being asked for their opinions as a matter of course. Advantage Here, before any decision is taken, the manager will consult his/her team. Employees are given a chance to discuss the problem in question, and their views are taken in consideration. Disadvantage Although, at the end, the manager is the one who makes the decisions, it is based on conclusions reach by the group as a whole. This system also acts as a good motivator but like the democratic style, it takes time. From the three listed above Safeway fits in the democratic this is because Safeway is not controlled only by the manager and also Safeway lets employees participate in decision making. Employees are part of Safeway so they feel they are a part of a huge team. However we can also say Safeway fit in Consultative this is because Consultative takes democratic further with workers being asked for there opinions as a matter of course, but the manager is the one who makes the decisions in the end. Examples of democratic management in Safeway Culture management of Safeway Hierarchical structure of Safeway Plc A hierarchical is a series of levels of people, each level controlled by the level above it. This is a hierarchical of Safeway plc showing managers, supervisors, assistants and specialist. The store manager is the head of Safeway then the deputy manager which is as important as the store manager and would take the store managers place if he was not in store on a particular day. ?? ?? ?? ?? VIPUL VASANT BUSINESS COURSEWORK 12BE ...read more.

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