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ffWalgreens - A Strategic Analysis Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 TABLE OF FIGURES 2 THE RETAIL DRUGSTORE INDUSTRY 3 BUSINESS ACTIVITIES 7 INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 7 BACKGROUND 8 MODERN DRUGSTORES 8 CURRENT ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE 9 CURRENT CONDITIONS 10 FUTURE INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE 13 HISTORY OF WALGREENS 16 COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS 20 RITE AID CORPORATION 20 CVS CORPORATION 25 DRUGSTORECOM 29 CUSTOMER PROFILE 32 EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS 34 EXTERNAL THREAT ANALYSIS 39 SUMMARY OF EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS 41 OPPORTUNITIES 41 THREATS 42 INTERNAL STRENGTH ANALYSIS 42 FINANCIAL STRENGTH 43 PRODUCT INNOVATION 44 HISTORY 45 GROWTH RATE OF STORES 46 MANAGEMENT TEAM 48 INTERNAL WEAKNESS ANALYSIS 48 SUPPLY OF PHARMACISTS 48 LACK OF EMPLOYEES 48 LEGAL LIABILITY 49 SUMMARY OF INTERNAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES 49 STRENGTHS 49 WEAKNESSES 50 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 50 LIQUIDITY 51 Inventory Turnover 51 Current Ratio 53 LONG-TERM DEBT-PAYING ABILITY 54 Debt Equity Ratio 55 PROFITABILITY 56 Net Profit Margin 56 Return on Assets 57 ANALYSIS OF THE MISSION STATEMENT 58 ANALYSIS OF WALGREENS OBJECTIVES 61 STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES 64 GROWTH 65 Advantages growth concentration 65 Disadvantages growth concentration 66 Advantages growth diversification 67 Disadvantages growth diversification 68 RETRENCHMENT 69 STABILITY STRATEGY 70 COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES 70 DIFFERENTIATION 71 FOCUS 71 IMPLEMENTATION 72 CONCLUSIONS 75 BIBLIOGRAPHY 77 APPENDIX 82 Table of Figures FIGURE 1 - INVENTORY TURNOVER 52 FIGURE 2 - CURRENT RATIO 53 FIGURE 3 - DEBT EQUITY RATIO 55 FIGURE 4 - NET PROFIT MARGIN 57 FIGURE 5 - RETURN ON ASSETS 58 The Retail Drugstore Industry Introduction Knowing the importance of a strategic vision every company undertakes a complete analysis periodically In order to create a strategic plan the parties involved must know every aspect of the industry and the company at hand The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the retail drugstore industry and then focus on Walgreens the industry leader in terms of sales As part of the in-depth analysis of Walgreens its
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