[Solution] Years Ago Target Announced
Q1. A number of years ago Target announced that they were going to source more of their merchandise locally than from China. Intuitively the cost of goods was going to go up meaning either they reduced profit or increased the price of goods to maintain their profit margin, but neither really happen, but why?
Q2. Considering Porter’s Five Forces both domestically and globally, the focus seems to be on the “Buyer” quadrant and their bargaining power, but what is driving that power they have, and can a company mitigate that power of the buyer? Even if a company can mitigate that power do they really want to because it flows back through the supply chain giving them, an advantage/power where they might not have had an advantage/power before.