COOK Trading SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of COOK Trading with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

COOK Trading

Parent Company

COOK Trading Ltd


Food Store


Food & Beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

Remarkable Food For Your Freezer


Core products are ready made meals frozen.

COOK Trading STP


People who have irregular working hours or work shifts and do not have time to cook at home

Target Group

Working class professionals who do have time to cook at home.


Meals are cooked without the use of artificial additives and preservatives in their kitchen

COOK Trading SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of COOK Trading. Strengths are:

1. They offer wide range of frozen ready-made food for different cuisines in main meals and puddings.
2. They also offer party foods, canapés, and starters.
3. Offer diet meals and low calorie diet.

4. Over 60 shops spread all across UK


Here are the weaknesses of COOK Trading :

1. The range of food offered is limited compared to supermarkets which limits the options available to consumers.
2.The prices of items are higher than supermarkets and grocery stores which might limit the target group


Following are the Opportunities of COOK Trading :

1. More young professionals living away from home and working long hours prefer shopping at convenience stores. Hence their target group is increasing fast.
2.Increasing purchasing power parity leading to improved lifestyles e.g – more ready to eat foods
3. Expand network, product selection  and reach to people by opening up more flagship stores and subway brands along the lines of their growth strategy currently being pursued.


The threats of COOK Trading are as mentioned :

1. Intense competition from corner stores, supermarkets, grocery stores and host of other convenience stores.
2.Competition laws an lack of large scale development space leading to merger of many convenience stores.

COOK Trading Competition


1.Lewes Cookshop

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