KFC in INDIA - Ethical PRESENTATION ON THE CASE STUDY OF
SOUMIK MUKHERJEE (4018)
ABHAY SINGH (4048)
SANDEEP SINGH (4058)
ANWAR PASA (4068)
IMRAN SIDDIQUE (4033)
SHADAB ALAM (4096)
ASHUTOSH JHA (4016)
BACKGROUND OF KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
KFC is based in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain.
Founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in in the early 1930s by cooking & serving food for hungry travellers.In 1952 Sanders started franchising his chicken business & named it as KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN .
KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with more than 36,000 locations around the world.
Yum! Brands is run by David Novak,Chairman & CEO .
KFC operates more than 5,200 restaurants in the United States and more than 15,000 units around the world.
109 countries and territories around the world.
Every day, more than 12 million customers are served at KFC restaurants.
KFC Division is run by Cheryl Bachelder,
President and Chief Concept Officer
KFC’s Entry in INDIA
KFC was the first fast food multinational to enter INDIA , after the economic liberalization policy of the Indian Govt. in early 1990s.
KFC received permission to open 30 new outlets across the country & Opened first fast food outlet in Bangalore in June 1995 by targeting upper middle class population.
PepsiCo planned to open 60 KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in next 7 yrs in the country.
Issues : » Understand the significance of cultural, economic, regulatory and ecological issues while establishing business in a foreign country » Appreciate the need for protecting animal rights in developed and developing countries like India » Understand the importance of ethics in doing business » Examine the reasons for protests of PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals ) » Identify solutions for KFC's problems in India
Problems for KFC
Protests by farmers led by the Karnataka Rajya Ryote Sangha(KRRS) & the farmers leader was Nanjundaswamy who used the term ‘junk food’ against KFC.
Protests by cultural & Economic activists .
Protests by PETA in the late 1990s.
Support of celebrities in against of KFC
SWOT ANALYSIS STRENGTHS
NON ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICE
MSG FLAVOUR IN CHICKEN
RETAIL BOOM IN INDIA
INDIANS YOUTH ARE ADOPTING WESTERN CULTURE
COSMOPOLITAN RAPID DEVELOPMENT
MSG CHICKEN FLAVOUR
PETA LIKE ORGANIZATIONS
POLITICAL PARTIES PROTESTING FOR JUNK FOOD
PROTEST SUPPORT FROM FAMOUS PERSONALITIES LIKE ANIL KUMBLE,ADITI GOVITHRIKAR,JOHN ABRAHAM ETC
UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE,
REGULATORY& ECOLOGICAL ISSUES.
UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF
ETHICS IN DOING BUSINESS
EXAMINE THE REASONS FOR PROTESTS
IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS FOR KFC’S PROBLEMS
Questions For Discussion
Since its entry in India in 1995,KFC has been facing protests by cultural & Economic activists and farmers. What are the reasons for these protests?
Question 1 -
Need for protecting animal rights
Chicken they serve is full of chemicals (mono-sodium glutamate)
It encourage farmers to shift production of crops to animal feeding
Leaves poorer section of society with no affordable food.
Question 2 - Do you think in the light of fierce competition, it is justified for business organizations not to give importance to ethical values at the cost of making profits? Why or Why not?
No, in the light of cut throat competition, the co. should give importance to the ethics rather than the making profit.
Profit comes from customers.
Customers have ethics.
Customer is always right .
As someone very rightly said, “customers are always right and if at any point of time u feel that customer is wrong, and then you are wrong.”
CONCLUSION KFC should implement a farm level guideline & audit program - a program which is industry-leading in the areas of poultry care and handling, mainly for their suppliers in the broiler industry. Finally, we can understand from the case that every business organization should understand the importance of ethics by understanding the culture, regulatory & ecological issues in different countries.