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SWOT Analysis of Winn- Dixie

Strengths:
? What advantages does your company have?
? What do you do better than anyone else?
? What unique or lowest-cost resources do you have access to?
? What do people in your market see as your strengths?
? What factors mean that you "get the sale"?

Weaknesses:
? What could you improve?
? What should you avoid?
? What are people in your market likely to see as weaknesses?
? What factors lose you sales?

Opportunities:
? Where are the good opportunities facing you?
? What are the interesting trends you are aware of?

Useful opportunities can come from such things as:
? Changes in technology and markets on both a broad and narrow scale
? Changes in government policy related to your field
? Changes in social patterns, population profiles, lifestyle changes, etc.
? Local Events

Threats:
? What obstacles do you face?
? What is your competition doing that you should be worried about?
? Are the required specifications for your job, products or services changing?
? Is changing technology threatening your position?
? Do you have bad debt or cash-flow problems?
? Could any of your weaknesses seriously threaten your business?

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Strengths:

Strong presence/ network in South Eastern US states, particularly florida.

The company historically had a good customer following in states like Florida and Louisiana, though the image has been tarnished due to bankruptcy filings.

Presence in pharmacy as well as food segments.

Weaknesses:

Financial problems led to filing of Chapter 11 and closing of stores has been a big setback for the company. The restructuring efforts have begun to show promise, but there is still a long way to go.

Operating margin issues, such as those related to high warehousing and transportation costs, higher ...

Solution Summary

What advantages does your company have?

$2.19