Read Case # 5 (in your textbook), “Panera Bread Company in 2015: What to Do to Rejuvenate the Company’s Growth?” and perform the following analysis:
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- What are the chief elements of Panera Bread’s strategy? (25 pts)
- Perform a SWOT analysis for Panera Bread. Does the company has any core competencies or distinctive competencies? (25 pts)
- Perform financial/performance analysis of the company based on the data in the case for 2009-2014 period. (30 pts)
- What strategic issues or problems does Panera Bread management need to address? ? What are your recommendations to address those issues/problems to top management? (20 pts)
Chapters 4 and 5 of your text provide detailed discussion of topics/tools that you would need to know in order to complete this assignment. Also, Appendix on pages 228-229 is useful to address question #3.
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