Background Information• Industry: Resturants• Chief Executive Officer: Mr. James A. Skinner (6.56M)• Website: http://www.mcdonalds.com• Stock symbol: MCD• # of employees: 400,000 (full time)
Corporate Overview• What is the company’s general field of business/what do they do? – McDonalds Corp. operates and franchises McDonalds restaurants in the global restaurant industry.• What type of specific products/services does the company offer? – McDonalds menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Chicken Selects, Snack Wraps, french fries, salads, shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, cookies, soft drinks, coffee, McCafé beverages and other beverages.• Where do they operate? – Its significant reportable geographic segments include the United States, Europe, and Asia- Pacific, Middle East and Africa.• Who are its major competitors? – Yum! Brands, Inc. – Burger King Holdings, Inc. – Doctors Associates Inc.
Recent Company NewsMcDONALD’S JOINS ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (10/19/11)McDonalds Corp. decided to switch up & lean towards RoundtableOn Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). By the end of the year, allMcDonalds Resturants should have this new committed palm oil.These use to use palm oil shipped from Asia-Pacific, Middle Eastand Africa, and Latin America for the items that included frying in themaking, but now as their trying to pursue the “Go Green” look,RSPO looks good. “We are extremely pleased that McDonald’s ismaking significant headway in showing its commitment toward thesustainable sourcing of its food ingredients. The fact that one of theworld’s largest consumer brands commits to the growth and use ofsustainable palm oil is an important reflection of the increasingdemand for sustainable palm oil in consumer markets,” said DarrelWebber, RSPO Secretary General.
Recent Company NewsMcDONALD’S ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES (8/16/2011) McDonald’s Corp. CEO Officer Jim Skinner announced that Steve Easterbrook (President of McDonald’s, Europe) will resign his role effective immediately as of September 30th, 2011. Mr. Easterbrook is using his fast-food technique for a privately owned Gondola Group and will immediately become Chief Executive for the restaurant Pizza Express. “It’s been a real privilege to lead McDonald’s in Europe and in the UK prior to that,” said Easterbrook. “In this time we have made many changes to our business that are clearly appreciated by our customers and staff. I leave knowing that this work will continue and I wish my colleagues every success.”
Background• Industry: Air Delivery & Freight Services• Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Frederick W. Smith• Website: http://www.fedex.com• Stock symbol: FDX• # of employees: 222,300
Corporate Overview• What is the company’s general field of business/what do they do? – FedEx Corp. provides a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services through its subsidiaries – What type of specific products/services does the company offer? – The company operates through four segments, including FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Services. The FedEx Express segment offers a wide range of shipping services for delivery of packages and freight. – Where do they operate? – This segment also offers domestic pickup-and-delivery services within certain non-U.S. countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, China, India and Mexico – Who are its major competitors? – United States Postal Service – United Parcel Service, Inc. – DHL International GmbH
Recent Company News• FedEx Disaster Relief Update: Turkey Earthquake Relief• (11/04/2011)• FedEx has decided to donate funds towards a charter flight by FedEx Trade Networds on November 6th, 2011 from the United Kingdom to Erzurumin Turkey, delivering on average about 600 Shelterboxes for relief efforts, given the earthquake that occured on October 22nd.• Each Shelterbox is created for a family of ten and consists of blankets, water storage, purification equipment, cooking utencils, stove, and a children’s activity pack & other vital items.
Recent Company News• FedEx Trade Networks Adds New Offices in Europe and Africa• (11/1/2011)• FedEx Trade Networks announced November 1st, 2011 that it has established new operating FedEx’s in South Africa, Italy, & Turkey. As part of the company’s global expansion, it has opened a total of forty-five offices throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, & Asia.“”FedEx Trade Networks is more than just a freight forwarder,” said Fred Schardt, president and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks. “We are in the business of providing solutions and that means giving our customers access to the markets that are most important to them. Whether they ship freight via air, ocean or both, we deliver.”
Background• Industry: Catalog & Mail Order Houses• Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Pierre M. Omidyar• Website: http://www.ebayinc.com• Stock symbol: EBAY• # of employees: 17,700
Corporate Overview• What is the company’s general field of business/what do they do? – The company brings together millions of buyers and sellers every day on a local, national and international basis through an array of websites – What type of specific products/services does the company offer? – eBay, Inc. provides online market places for the sale of goods and services as well as other online commerce or ecommerce, platforms and online payment solutions to a diverse community of individuals and businesses. – Where do they operate?• Who are its major competitors? –