Metro AG SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Metro AG with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Metro AG

Parent Company

Metro AG, Germany

Category

Food retail

Sector

Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Made to Trade

USP

A modern shopping experience for all the family needs under one roof

STP

Segment

Hypermarket and discount store

Target Group

Middle segment households

Positioning

Offering a wide array of high quality  goods and services at fair prices

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. One of the top five largest retail chain in the world and largest in its home market, Germany
2. Multi-store formats-convenience store, department stores, supermarkets, discount stores etc.
3. Retail operations offered to commercial customers too in the format of cash and carry stores
4. Huge brand equity and successful customer loyalty programmes

Weaknesses

1.Need of localisation of its stores across different cities and countries puts an additional pressure  on operation costs
2.Lower investments made by the retail chain in modernising its IT technology and systems for better automation of business

Opportunities

1.Seek growth through expansion into newer markets
2.Emphaiss on private label growth
3.Widescale advertising, promotions and customer loyalty programmes to increase business and loyal customers

Threats

1.Rising labour costs worldwide
2.Threat from unionization of workforce in Germany
3.Precarious economic condition in Euro zone and Americas

Competition

Competitors

1.Walmart
2.Carrefour
3.Tesco

4.Kroger



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