Food Basics SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Food Basics with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Food Basics

Parent Company

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company




Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Lowest Prices Everyday! ; The Saving Never Stops - Every Aisle. Every Item. Every Day.


No frills discount

Food Basics STP


The Highly price conscious

Target Group

Lower middle class


Save on every purchase

Food Basics SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Food Basics :

1. A number of major national brands: America’s Choice, Woodson & James, Great Atlantic Seafood Market and Green Way
2. Offers other services such as postage stamps, pharmacy and Western Union Money Transfer
3. Gift cards of the denomination $10, $25 and $50 are available
4. Strong backing from parent company and sister firms such as Pathmark, Waldbaums and The Food Emporium


1. Only a few stores so far
2. In the more affluent areas of New York and Pennsylvania, quality is more important than price
3. The stores do not give much emphasis on electronic products, garments and stationary
4. The selling point is discounts, very little emphasis on quality


1. The stores are all located in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania, they can concentrate in the neighboring states
2. Customer loyalty program is good in maintaining better relationship with customers
3. Online retail and home delivery gives retail chains an edge over the rest of the stores


1. Presence of large retail chains in cities such as New York and in Pennsylvania
2. Mom and pop stores especially in New Jersey where there is a high population density

Food Basics Competition


Below are the 3 main Food Basics competitors :

1. Fairway Market
2. Target
3. Walmart


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