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About Nash Finch Co.
Nash-Finch Company is a wholesale food distributor in the United States, serving the retail grocery industry and the military commissary and exchange systems.
The companys business consists of three primary segments: Food Distribution, Military Food Distribution, and Retail.
Food Distribution segment
The Food Distribution segment sells and distributes various nationally branded and private label grocery products and perishable food products from 15 distribution centers to approximately 1,700 grocery stores located in 28 states across the United States. Several of its distribution centers also distribute products to military commissaries and exchanges located in their geographic areas. The company operates a fleet of tractors and semi-trailers that deliver the majority of its products to its customers.
Products: The company primarily sells and distributes nationally branded products and unbranded products, principally meat and produce, which it purchases directly from various manufacturers, processors and suppliers or through manufacturers representatives and brokers. It also sells and distributes private label products under a proprietary trademark. In addition, the company sells and distributes a line of branded products under the Nash Brothers Trading Company trademark and a lower priced line of private label products under the Value Choice trademark. Under branded products, the company offers approximately 2,600 stock-keeping units of grocery products and perishable food products.
Services: The company offers, either directly or through third parties, various support services to help them develop and operate stores. These services include promotional, advertising and merchandising programs; installation of computerized ordering, receiving and scanning systems; retail equipment procurement assistance; providing contacts for accounting, budgeting and payroll services; consumer and market research; remodeling and store development services; securing existing grocery stores that are for sale or lease in the market areas the company serves and occasionally acquiring or leasing existing stores for resale or sublease to these customers; and NashNet, which provides supply chain efficiencies through internet services.
The company also provides financial assistance to its food distribution customers, primarily in connection with new store development or the upgrading and expansion of existing stores. It distributes products to independent stores that carry the IGA banner and its proprietary Food Pride banner. As of January 2, 2010, the company served 115 retail stores under the IGA banner and 75 retail stores under Food Pride banner.
As of January 31, 2009, the company completed the purchase from GSC Enterprises, Inc., of all of the assets relating to three wholesale food distribution centers located in San Antonio, Texas, Pensacola, Florida and Junction City, Kansas, including all inventory and customer contracts related to the purchased facilities.
The company serves 356 military commissaries and exchanges located in 33 states across the United States and the District of Columbia, Europe, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Azores and Egypt.
The Defense Commissary Agency, also known as DeCA, operates a chain of commissaries on U.S. military installations throughout the world. DeCA contracts with manufacturers to obtain grocery and related products for the commissary system. The company has approximately 600 distribution contracts with manufacturers that supply products to the DeCA commissary system and various exchange systems.
Retail segment is made up of 54 corporate-owned stores, located primarily in the Upper Midwest, in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The companys corporate-owned stores principally operate under the Sun Mart, Econofoods, Family Thrift Center, Pick n Save, Family Fresh Market, AVANZA, Family Thrift Center, Pickn Save, Family Fresh Market, Prairie Market, and Wholesale Food Outlet banners. As of January 2, 2010, the company operated 47 conventional supermarkets, five AVANZA grocery stores, one Wholesale Food Outlet grocery store and one other retail store. Its retail segment also includes one corporate-owned pharmacy and one convenience store that are not included in store count.
The companys conventional grocery stores offer various grocery products and services. They have specialty departments, such as fresh meat counters, delicatessens, bakeries, eat-in cafes, pharmacies, dry cleaners, banks and floral departments. These stores also provide services such as check cashing, fax services and money transfers. The Fresh Place concept with in its conventional grocery stores is an umbrella banner that emphasizes its perishable products, such as fresh produce, deli, meats, seafood, baked goods and takeout foods for busy consumer. The AVANZA grocery stores offer products designed to meet the specific tastes and needs of Hispanic shoppers.
Nash-Finch Company was founded in 1885.
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1. NASH FINCH CO. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. NASH FINCH CO. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. NASH FINCH CO. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. NASH FINCH CO. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. NASH FINCH CO. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Nash Finch Co. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Nash Finch Co. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Nash Finch Co. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Nash Finch Co. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Nash Finch Co. Industry Position Analysis
6. NASH FINCH CO. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. NASH FINCH CO. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. NASH FINCH CO. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. NASH FINCH CO. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. NASH FINCH CO. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. NASH FINCH CO. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Nash Finch Co. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Nash Finch Co. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Nash Finch Co. Major Shareholders
Nash Finch Co. History
Nash Finch Co. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Nash Finch Co. Offices and Representations
Nash Finch Co. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Nash Finch Co. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Nash Finch Co. Capital Market Snapshot
Nash Finch Co. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Statistics
Nash Finch Co. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Nash Finch Co. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Nash Finch Co. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Nash Finch Co. 1-year Stock Charts
Nash Finch Co. 5-year Stock Charts
Nash Finch Co. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Nash Finch Co. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Nash Finch Co. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?