Walgreens Co. Swot Analysis Essay
July 16, 2012
This paper will provide insight into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the Walgreens Company, the nation’s leading drugstore chain. The company’s key stakeholders – customers, employees and the community are also identified and an explanation provided as to how the company is satisfying the needs and wants of each stakeholder type. This paper analyzes the strengths of the company as the industry leader with its wide portfolio of products and services, as well as establishing the benchmark for growth through acquisitions. The company’s weaknesses include prescription errors resulting in death and being unable to keep …show more content…
Price Competition with Large Discounters. Walgreens is unable to remain competitive on price, both of prescriptions and other merchandise. As with any convenience store, customers pay more for the convenience. Since Walgreens is not the low-cost leader of the industry, it is difficult for the company to remain competitive against large discounters like Wal-Mart and Target. Since Walgreens will not and cannot afford to match the prices of these discounters, it will not compete on price in many categories.
Growing Demand for e-Prescriptions. With