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Petco: Strategy

Can anyone give me some insight on the following questions:

1. What is PetSmart's strategy?
2. Do their short term objectives functional tactics support that strategy?
3. What would be an appropriate organizational structure for PetSmart given this strategy? Why?
4. How does organizational leadership and culture impact PetSmart's strategy implementation?
5. How does Petco compete with PetSmart and other pet food stores?
6. Answer questions 2-4 for Petco.
7. How did PetSmart react to the tainted pet food recall?
8. Why is Petco slow to embrace the services strategy?

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1. What is PetSmart's strategy?
The strategy is to differentiate by providing services like adoption, training, veterinary, grooming, day care and pet hotels. This differentiation works because Wal-Mart and Target can stock up on pet food but they cannot easily provide the services that PetSmart provides.

2. Do their short term objectives functional tactics support that strategy?
PetSmart's short term objectives functional tactics supports such a strategy. PetSmart has the strategy of providing complete services for pets and has created a positioning that PetSmart cares for pets. This strategy and positioning is supported by the tactics of PetSmart. The company recalled its tainted pet food in an aggressive manner substantiating its strategy and positioning in the market.

3. What would be an appropriate organizational structure for PetSmart given this strategy? Why?
The appropriate organizational structure for PetSmart would be a flat structure with a high level of decision making authority with the store managers. The reason for this is that most decisions would need ...

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