Ruddick Corporation (RDK) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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                                       Review

      Reference Code: GDRT32670FSA                                                                                       Publication Date: MAY 2011

      301 S. Tryon Street, Suite 1800 Phone                    +1 704 3725404                             Revenue            4,400.5 (million USD)
      Charlotte, NC                   Fax                      +1 704 3726409                             Net Profit         112.04 (million USD)
      28202                                  Website           www.ruddickcorp.com                        Employees          25,200
      United States                          Exchange          RDK [New York Stock Exchange]              Industry           Retailing

      Company Overview
      Ruddick Corporation (Ruddick) is a holding company, which operates a chain of supermarkets, and manufactures and distributes
      industrial threads. The product line of the company includes Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce,
      seafood, snacks, and flowers. In addition, the company provides various services such as home delivery and shopping, gift cards,
      discount offers and meal planning. The company operates a chain of 189 supermarket stores across North Carolina, Virginia,
      South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida and Georgia states of the US. It manages these
      supermarket stores through its subsidiary Harris Teeter, Inc.

      Key Executives                                                                 SWOT Analysis
                    Name                                   Title                     Ruddick Corporation, SWOT Analysis
      Thomas W. Dickson                     Chairman                                 Strengths                 Weaknesses

      John P. Derham Cato                   Director
                                                                                                                         Geographic Concentration of
      James E. S. Hynes                     Director                                 Market Dominance                    the Retail Segment
      Anna Spangler Nelson                  Director
                                                                                     Strong Financial Performance Declining Market Share in
      Bailey W. Patrick                     Director                                                              Sector
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData

      Share Data
                                                                                     Opportunities                       Threats
      Ruddick Corporation
       Share Price (USD) as on 13-May-2011                                42.09      Growth in E-Commerce                Rising Manpower Costs

       EPS (USD)                                                           2.31
                                                                                                                         Highly Competitive
       Market Cap (million USD)                                           2,105                                          Environment
       Enterprise Value (million USD)                                     2,335

       Shares Outstanding (million)                                             49
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
       GlobalData

      Financial Performance                                                          Recent Developments
                                                                                     Jan 28, 2010         Ruddick Corporation reports first quarter
                                                                                                          results
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                     Research, GlobalData




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData




Ruddick Corporation (RDK) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                         Reference Code: GDRT32670FSA

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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      List of Figures................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      Ruddick Corporation - Key Facts ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      Ruddick Corporation - Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      Ruddick Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................................................ 6
      Ruddick Corporation - Major Products and Services ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
      Ruddick Corporation - History ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
      Ruddick Corporation - Company Statement ................................................................................................................................................................ 10
      Ruddick Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries...................................................................................................................................................... 14
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 14
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
      Ruddick Corporation - Business Description................................................................................................................................................................ 15
      Ruddick Corporation - SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................................................ 16
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
            Ruddick Corporation - Strengths ........................................................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Strength - Market Dominance ......................................................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Strength - Strong Financial Performance........................................................................................................................................................ 16
                  Strength - Broad Product Portfolio .................................................................................................................................................................. 16
            Ruddick Corporation - Weaknesses ...................................................................................................................................................................... 16
                  Weakness - Geographic Concentration of the Retail Segment....................................................................................................................... 16
                  Weakness - Declining Market Share in Sector................................................................................................................................................ 17
                  Weakness - Limited Operating Margin............................................................................................................................................................ 17
            Ruddick Corporation - Opportunities ..................................................................................................................................................................... 17
                  Opportunity - Growth in E-Commerce............................................................................................................................................................. 17
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Description: Ruddick Corporation (RDK) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Summary Ruddick Corporation (Ruddick) is a holding company, which operates a chain of supermarkets, and manufactures and distributes industrial threads. The product line of the company includes Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, and flowers. In addition, the company provides various services such as home delivery and shopping, gift cards, discount offers and meal planning. The company operates a chain of 189 supermarket stores across North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida and Georgia states of the US. It manages these supermarket stores through its subsidiary Harris Teeter, Inc. Ruddick also manufactures and distributes threads internationally through its subsidiary American & Efird, Inc. The company is headquartered at Charlotte in North Carolina, the US. Ruddick Corporation Key Recent Developments… Jan 28, 2010: Ruddick Corporation reports first quarter results This comprehensive SWOT profile of Ruddick Corporation provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. The profile contains critical company information including: - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions. - Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy. - SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. - Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company. - Major prod
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