Brick Lane “Curry Mile” Competitor Analysis
You will write up your analysis as an individual PowerPoint presentation and submit it as an attachment as part of your Learning Journal. You should produce a minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 slides and these should be data rich and visually appealing (e.g. tables, diagrams, photos, quotes, tally charts, scattergrams, strategic groupings etc).
These slides will summarise your competitor analysis of the restaurants on the “Curry Mile”. This is a single road that starts at the junction of Whitechapel High Street and Osborn Street (postcode E1 6TY) and goes up to the Old Truman Brewery / Hanbury Street (postcode for google maps E1 6QL).
Sweet & Spicy
You could also choose any other curry houses in Brick Lane which i have not listed, there is a lot of info online…. i am also willing to search online myself for any specific information you may need.
-Within your slide presentation you might consider including an assessment of the external issues facing the restaurants on Brick Lane (the article is a good starting point for this),
-An overview of the competitors (how many restaurants, what different groups/segments),
-How do restaurants differentiate themselves to achieve a competitive advantage (if you look on the windows there is a wealth of information posted or look through the window to see the size and layouts and furnishings),
-You could consider which restaurant(s) you think are most attractive (or least attractive) to customers and why.
-Finally, you should choose one or two specific restaurants and consider how they could improve their offering and increase their competitiveness.
This list is just an indication of what you might include. Your presentation must be data rich and visually interesting and appealing.
• Please read the article that tells you about the restaurants on Brick Lane and the issues that many of them are facing.
The Core text book is:? Johnson G, Whittington R & Scholes K (2011), Exploring Strategy, Ed9, Prentice Hall (I own this book and would be happy to scan and send any required pages.)
Other Recommended reading – ?Grant R (2010), Contemporary Strategy Analysis: concepts, techniques, applications Ed 7. Wiley?Grant R and Jordan J (2012) Foundations of Strategy, Wiley?Ireland, R., Hoskisson, R, and Hitt, M. (2009) The Management of Strategy: Concepts and Cases, 8th Ed. Cengage Learning?Johnson G, Scholes K and Whittington R (2009), Fundamentals of Strategy, Prentice Hall.?Lynch R (2008) Strategic Management, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall.?Wickham, P and Wickham. L (2008) Management Consulting: Delivering an Effective Project, Ed 3. Prentice Hall