Balducci's SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Balducci's with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company

Kings Super Markets


Food retail store



Tagline/ Slogan

Spring Flavor; Food Lovers Market


Specializes in freshly cut and prepared handmade food and restaurant quality ready made food



People who have irregular working hours or work shifts and might go for readymade or grocery shopping

Target Group

Working class professionals who want to buy readymade foods as well as housewives who want fresh food


Balducci positions itself as offering  hand-selected products, fresh fish and meat , restaurant-quality prepared foods, finest imported food varieties.

SWOT Analysis


1. Legacy of serving people for 3 generations since 1916 leading to strong brand equity
2. Offers wide range of fresh food and imported food
3. Also offers a wide range of services including catering, reward programmes, gourmet.
4. Also offers private labels with specialized food

5. Regionally a very strong retail chain brand


1. The range of food offered is limited compared to other supermarket 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.


1. More young professionals living away from home and working long hours prefer shopping at such 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, wider product range  and reach to people by opening up more flagship stores.


1.Robbery attempts and other threats lead  to concerns for property loss.
2. Intense competition from corner stores, supermarkets, grocery stores and host of other convenience stores.
3.Lack of large scale space leading to merger of many convenience stores and increase in competition.



1. Whole Foods Market, Inc.
2. Dean & DeLuca Incorporated
3. Zabar's & Co., Inc.

The table above concludes the Balducci's SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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