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Strategies for the survival of ABC Produce


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Small-scale vegetable shops are facing a scenario of stiff competition, posing threat to their viability and existence. The ongoing trend and customer behaviour have made it apparent to research as to what needs to be done to ensure the survival of the vegetable business and further make it a profitable venture. To research on the same, a study is conducted on the operations of ABC Produce, a vegetable and grocery shop in Hamilton. It is jointly owned. They acquired the business around two years ago. The aim of the project is to ascertain factors, strategies, and techniques which can attribute to performance and enhanced productivity. Mixed methods are used to carry the research project as it will give the opportunity for both Qualitative and Quantitative research. Qualitative research will assist in understanding the intricacies of the business by interviewing Employer and Employee. Quantitative research will help to get feedback from customers through a questionnaire that includes both open-ended and closed sample questions. The research results show that they have a good footfall and most customers prefer shopping during evening time. The maximum sale is of vegetables, which constitute around 40% of sales, followed by fruits and dairy produce. More than 70% of the customers were satisfied by quality and services. A better product mix is expected by customers. Some of the key strategies that are recommended include pricing and promotion strategy, waste management strategy, customer retention, attracting new customers, partnership and collaboration.

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: business, food industry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
Depositing User: Adrian France
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 02:03
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 07:30

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