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You are a retail store manager (big box retailer) that needs to present the district team with a proposal.

A family owned sporting goods store is closing. You (the store manager) need to come up with a proposal and give the presentation to the district team on expanding the sporting goods dept.

You need whether
1) Why would be feasible to expand.
2) How you would deal with the backlash of your store possibly shutting down a family owned business. How would you savethe stores reputation.
3) How you would go about recruiting. Would you use employees internally or hire external? Would you recruit from the sporting goods store that is closing and how would you go about recruiting them.
4) Look at safety issues. (who would you use and who would it affect)
5) Community leaders that would be involved in the project.
6) How you would maintain and build customers in the store
7) How you would go about training your team for this expansion. (from Co-mgr,asstmgr and dept mgrs)
8 ) How would you utilize your management team (delegate responsibility)to help you with theses tasks.
How you would plan, organize and communicate these goals.
9) How are you going to ingrain work standards in the new area. How are you going to maintain a high level of integrity while doing so.

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You are a retail store manager (big box retailer) that needs to present the district team with a proposal.
A family owned sporting goods store is closing. You (the store manager) need to come up with a proposal and give the presentation to the district team on expanding the sporting goods dept.

You need whether

1) Why would be feasible to expand.
It would be feasible to expand because there is a demand for several products hat that the family owned sporting store is selling. The market research carried out by our team shows that there is demand for sporting goods, athletic apparel, outerwear, sportswear, certain types of athletic shoes, some categories of outdoor equipment and fitness equipment. The family owned sporting store is meeting some of the demand for sporting goods. However, there is unsatisfied demand and the local persons are purchasing goods over the internet or from other towns. This demand would be satisfied if our store expanded also. This expansion will increase the revenues and profits of our store and so it should expand.

2) How you would deal with the backlash of your store possibly shutting down a family owned business. How would you save the stores reputation?
There are two factors related to the backlash of the store possibly shutting down a family business. First, it is currently well known in the area that the family owned business is closing because of financial problems being faced by the family. This information is widely known locally and will prevent a backlash. The second factor is that your store will possibly provide employment to some of the local employees that would be laid off by the closure of the family store and this will improve the image of the store.

The store's reputation would be saved ...

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