S-Mart SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of S-Mart with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

S-Mart

Parent Company

Save Mart Supermarkets

Category

Grocery

Sector

Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

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USP

Technological Innovation

STP

Segment

Household purchases

Target Group

Middleclass individuals and high quality

Positioning

Quality, Freshness, low price

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Presence: Supermarket was founded about 60 years ago
2. Distribution: More than 240 stores in Northern and Central California and Northern Neveda
3. Innovation in operations: Supermarket was one of the first in using pre-packaged products, scanning cash registers, etc. This results in good brand image
4. Acquisition: stores of famous chains like Fry’s Supermarket, Lucky stores, etc. have been acquired

5. Eco-Friendly actions: Stores has water based refrigeration systems, heat-recovery system, skylights, reflective white roofing, etc. These activities results in high customer trust

6. Rewards: Programs like S-Mart rewards, S.H.A.R.E.S card, etc are run to have high customer engagement

Weaknesses

1. Chain has its presence only in few regions
2. Online purchase service is not available
3. Competitive market means low market share

4. Debt concerns: High debt raised for acquisitions

Opportunities

1. Company has a good chance of entering into online business segment
2. It can position itself as the leading provider of healthy and fresh food products
3. To increase its market share in the country by increasing in-house product portfolio and aggressive marketing strategy

Threats

1. Technological development

2. High dependence on macroscopic events like inflation, economy growth etc.
3. Less famous house brands as compared to other super market chains

Competition

Competitors

1. Nick’s Super Market
2. Bristol Farms
3. Falletti Foods



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