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									                            Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCPG30880SA                                                                                         Publication Date: JUL 2012

          4001 Lexington Avenue North, Post
                                                             Phone             +1 800 3289680                   Revenue         12,849.3 (million USD)
          Office Box 116
          Arden Hills, MN                                    Fax               +1 651 4812633                   Net Profit      NA
          55126-2998                                         Website           www.landolakesinc.com            Employees       9,000
                                                                                                                                Consumer         Packaged
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry
                                                                                                                                Goods

       Company Overview
       Land O’Lakes, Inc. (Land O Lakes) is a farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative national company. It is one of the leading
       marketers of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the US. It carries out its
       business in 50 states of the US and exports to more than 60 countries. The company is ranked as number 210 on the Fortune
       500. The company also serves its international customers with a variety of food and animal feed ingredients; and provides
       farmers, local cooperatives, and customers with various products of agricultural supplies and services that include feed, seed,
       crop nutrient and crop protection products.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     Land O'Lakes, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Harley Buys                       Director, Ag Regions                    Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Mark Clark                        Director
                                                                                   Strong Foothold in Dairy             Low Return on Equity
         Ben Curti                         Director, Dairy Regions                 Products Industry
                                                                                                                        Dependence on Suppliers
         Jim Hager                         Director, Ag Regions
                                                                                   Diversified Business Segments
         Pete Kappelman                    Director, Dairy Regions
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData                                                                 Opportunities                        Threats

                                                                                   Strong Growth in Dairy               Stringent Laws and Regulations
        Key Competitors                                                            Products
         Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.                                                                                          Risk from Cattle Disease
                                                                                   Strategic Acquisitions               Outbreak
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         Wilbur-Ellis Company
                                                                                  Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData
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        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Key Facts........................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Key Employees.................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................................... 7
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................. 9
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - History ............................................................................................................................................................. 11
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Company Statement ........................................................................................................................................ 13
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................. 16
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 17
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Corporate Strategy .......................................................................................................................................... 18
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................... 19
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Strengths...................................................................................................................................................... 19
             Strength - Strong Foothold in Dairy Products Industry .............................................................................................................. 19
             Strength - Diversified Business Segments ................................................................................................................................ 19
             Strength - Growth in Business Performance ............................................................................................................................. 19
          Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Weaknesses ................................................................................................................................................ 19
             Weakness - Low Return on Equity ............................................................................................................................................ 19
             Weakness - Dependence on Suppliers ..................................................................................................................................... 19
             Weakness - Private Ownership ................................................................................................................................................. 20
          Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Opportunities................................................................................................................................................ 20
             Opportunity - Strong Growth in Dairy Products ......................................................................................................................... 20
             Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions .......................................................................................................................................... 20
             Opportunity - Rising Popularity of Private Label Products ......................................................................................................... 20
          Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Threats ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Stringent Laws and Regulations .................................................................................................................................. 20
             Threat - Risk from Cattle Disease Outbreak.............................................................................................................................. 21
             Threat - Volatile Market Prices .................................................................................................................................................. 21
       Land O'Lakes, Inc. - Key Competitors .............................................................................................................................................. 22
       Section 3 – Appendix .............................
								
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