ALCO Stores SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of ALCO Stores with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

ALCO Stores

Parent Company



Discount store


Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Save time, save fuel, save money! , Shop Smart. Save Smart.


All under one roof



For the price conscious

Target Group

Middle and upper-middle class


Reasonable priced

ALCO Stores SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of ALCO Stores :

1. Over 200+ stores across many states in USA
2. Over 100 years in the retail business shows it legacy in the business
3. Choice of online shopping and delivery available
4. Products range from Electronics to clothes to movies

5. Multi-brand retail outlets means all brands available under one roof

6. Strategic acquisition of smaller retail brands have enhanced its market position


1. A number of products are available only in-store and not for purchase online

2. Intense competition means limited market share


1. The stores are mostly located in the Midwest of US, no presence in the remaining states
2. Better emphasis can be laid on improving the online retail

3. More advertising and tie-ups with brands to attract customers


1. Online retail has eaten away market share
2. Many other retail chains have presence in all the cities where ALCO is present
3. Many of the stores are located in small towns where Alco has to compete with the mom and pop stores

ALCO Stores Competition


Below are the 3 main ALCO Stores competitors :

1. Walmart
2. Macy’s
3. Target


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