Assignment questions for the second written case assignment: Panera Bread Company )
Please use appropriate analytical tools from Chapter 4 and 5 to analyze the case and answer the following questions:
- Do a SWOT analysis of Panera Bread Company first. What does a SWOT analysis of Panera Bread reveal about the overall attractiveness of its situation? Does the company have any core competencies or distinctive competencies?
- What is Panera Breadâ€™s strategy? Which of the five generic competitive strategies discussed in Chapter 5 most closely fit the competitive approach that Panera Bread is taking? What type of competitive advantage is Panera Bread trying to achieve?
- Need 3 full pages, word count at least 950