Houchens Industries SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Houchens Industries with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Houchens Industries

Parent Company

100% employee owned company - Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)


Retail, Banking, Construction


Lifestyle and Retail

Tagline/ Slogan

Providing The Necessities of Life


An ESOP Company



Those conscious of the lowest prices in town

Target Group

Middle class home makers


Affordable items for a family

SWOT Analysis


1. Over 400+ grocery and convenience stores
2. Convenience stores under the name Jr. Food Stores
3. Supermarkets under the name Piggly Wiggly, Food Giant Supermarkets, Market Place, etc
4. Acquired Hillard Lyons, Tampico Beverages , two high schools and many other firms

5. The company has over 10,000+ employees


1. Supermarkets are primarily located in Kentucky and Tennessee
2. There are a large number of firms under the Houchens umbrella but there is very little emphasis on any particular sector other than supermarkets


1. Cater to organic products, furniture and stationary
2. The portfolio is large but a garments chain would be a good improvement


1. With a large number of subsidiary firms, emphasis on retail may be lost
2. Diversified firms may lead to conflict of interests
3. As an ESOP, there is less scrutiny on the actions of the management



1. Walmart
2. Taco Bell

The table above concludes the Houchens Industries SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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