Corporate Structure Colesmyer

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1754 Introduction Corporate structure is the way in which the parts of a corporation are put together. Corporations usually have several strategic business units (SBUs). These SBUs are also called strategy centers, strategic planning units, or independent business units (Jain, 1990, p.17). Kotler (1997, p.71) states that an SBU is a single business or collection of related businesses that can be planned separately from the rest of the company. An SBU can be a company division, a product line within a division, or sometimes a single product or brand (Kotler et al., 1998, p.35). A corporation and its SBUs have structures that must be understood before a marketing plan can be created. These are very important because a marketing plan is a significant key to achieve the organisational goals. A good description of the corporation and its SBUs will provide an adequate understanding about them. This essay will describe the structures of a corporation and one of its SBUs, namely Coles Myer Limited and Coles. Corporate Structure Coles Myer Limited is an Australia company which provides services for its customers. History Coles Myer Ltd. is an Australia's retailer. It is a merge of two large retailers, namely G.J. Coles & Coy. Ltd. and The Myer Emporium Ltd. G.J. Coles & Coy. Ltd. started its first store in Collingwood, Melbourne on 9 April 1914; while The Myer Emporium was established in 1900 in Bendigo, Victoria, by Sidney Myer. G.J. Coles operated variety stores; Myer operated department stores, as well as discount and specialty stores. The two companies united in 1985 and became Coles Myer Ltd. with a new company logo. Shareholders Coles Myer Ltd. has over 300,000 shareholders. It has about 33,000 employee shareholders. These employees are part-owners of Coles Myer Ltd. through the Employee Share Plan. There are also some shareholders who invest indirectly in the company through managed investments such as superannuation and trust funds. The substantial shareholders are shown in the table below. Substantial Shareholders as at 30 September 1998 Number of Shares 1 S.L. Nominees Pty Ltd and its associates 141,352,959 2 The Capital Group of Companies, Inc. and its associates 86,090,011 3 Barclay Investments Pty Ltd and its associates 72,485,198 4 Macquarie Bank Ltd and its associates 85,660,000 5 Permanent Trustee Co. Ltd and its associates 70,021,605 Source: Mission Coles Myer Ltd. has a mission to be the best retailer in every market in which it operates. It wants to produce benefits to its stakeholders. It also wants to be known for honesty and leadership. For this purpose, it considers communication as a very important aspect. It needs to have an open and responsive communication with every aspect of the environment to achieve its goals. Strategic Business Units As it is explained before, an SBU could be a company division, a product line within a division, or a single product or brand. In Coles Myer Ltd., the SBUs are the company divisions. Coles Myer Ltd.
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