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Brief Many organisations are addressing the relationship they have with stakeholders Select an organisation that is currently changing its policies towards stakeholders and acting the role of a key stakeholder representative prepare a positioning statementreport that summarises key issues for your supporters Background In 1875 J H Mills in Bristol opened a small family grocery store and in 1900 became a limited company with 12 shops J H Mills Ltd turned into Gateway in 1950 when a major finance house became the major shareholder The J H Mills shops were then converted to become self-service type supermarkets Throughout the late 20th century the amount of stores increased dramatically with takeovers and different acquisitions across the country In 1996 Gateway food markets turned into Somerfield and was floated on the stock exchange and became a plc The Somerfield group is made up of four separate businesses which together operate over 1400 stores nationwide in the UK Firstly the Somerfield Stores division consists of around 1000 stores incorporating Somerfield Stores and approximately 450 Kwik Save Stores Somerfield is a modern high street retailer offering fresh foods groceries and household needs The Kwik Save division was introduced to Somerfield when they announced their unconditional merger on March 20 1998 Kwik Saves philosophy is to provide a full range of quality products at the lowest price on the high street The idea was all about no frills low pricing Somerfield started a 1 billion programme to convert Kwik Save stores to Somerfield and also modernising the original Somerfield stores Somerfields third business is the Convenience division a group of about 100 stores ideal for top-up shoppers offering a range of groceries and provisions in a small store format located in convenient positions The last of the businesses is Somerfield 24-7 a new recent venture that allows people to shop for groceries without going into any of the supermarkets by
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