1: Using materials in the case and items to which gain access through a search, describe how Aldi is creating competitive rivalry in the retails grocers industry.

 

2. As explained in this chapters Opening Case, Amazon purchased Whole Foods. How will transaction affect Aldi as it seeks to expand its presence in the United States? What competitive actions might Aldi take in response to Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods?

 

3. Using concepts and actions explained in this chapter, decide if Aldi is more likely to respond to any strategic actions Amazon might initiate through Whole Foods or if Amazon through Whole Foods is more likely to respond to any strategic actions Aldi takes. Be prepared to justify your decision.

 

4. In a competitive rivalry sense, explain the actions (strategic and/or tactical) you believe Walmart and Costco will take to respond to Aldi’s intentions to have 2,500 US stores by 2020.