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    1) In considering the food service industry, what are four companies in the industry that pursue one of the four main busines-level strategies (low-cost strategy).

    2) What is a company in the food service industry that pursues differentiation strategy?

    3) What about stuck in the middle strategy?

    4) What about focused low-cost and focused differentiation strategies?

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    Strategic Management Business-Level Strategy

    Retail Industry
    1) In considering the food service industry, what are four companies in the industry that pursue one of the four main business-level strategies (low-cost strategy).

    All firms' must form and use a business-level strategy but they may not use all the strategies (corporate-level, merger and acquisition, international, and cooperative). In a business-level strategy a firm identifies and exploits its core competencies in a specific product markets in order to gain a competitive advantage. The business-level strategy includes how the firm will compete and the decisions it will make to achieve a competitive advantage (Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson, 2011).
    The four main business-level strategies are cost leadership, differentiation, focused cost leadership, and focused differentiation (Hitt, et al., 2011). Looking at cost leadership (low-cost strategy) that was indicated in ...

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    A company in the food service industry that pursues differentiation strategies are given. What about stuck in the middle strategy is discussed.

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