Mission & Vision
Discover the missions, visions and the "manifesto's" of the greatest players of the retail industry worldwide, via insights offered by About.com.
The Mission: the primary purpose, the reason why a company exists and the methods to carry out its Vision: what the company wants to be, its vision of the ideal world, the vision projecting towards the future. Barbara Farfan in her interesting article on About.com, invites us to discover the missions and visions of leaders in the International Retail industry. What drives decisions, actions and strategy, what makes every day a success.
It seems that every retail company in the world has the same mission statement, the same declaration of intent to compete and maximize profit. Whether written or unwritten, the goal of 98% of all members of the U.S. retail industry, from Best Buy, to Target, to Apple, is to dominate their category and create profits; but within each one’s individual style of business.
Let’s recall for example, Steve Jobs and his famous quote holding Apple’s statement in the 80's: "Man is the creator of change in this world. As such he should be above systems and structures, and not subordinate to them."
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