Research the whole foods company in California. Find the financial condition, balance sheet, Income statement and write essay on it. ———————————————————————————————— Important: The whole requirements of 25 pages essay is uploaded. And what you need to do is uploaded too in another file. Don’t write like a essay. Writing like you doing a part in the this whole big essay.
Whole Food Research and Analyze

Team Member One: I. Where is the Company at the time of the case? RESEARCH NEEDED
1. Who is the CEO, what are his/her qualifications, how long has s/he been CEO?
2. What is the company’s Mission Statement?
3. Which generic strategy does the company implement? (See Chapter Five)
4. What are the main products and/or services?
5. Who is the target market (business, consumer, or both)? If consumer, provide data on demographics
and discuss psychographics. If business, discuss two key competitors, 2017 sales and net income.

Team Member Two: I. Where is the Company at the time of the case?
6. Discuss in depth (one to one and a half pages each) the two most important problems or two most strategic opportunities facing the company which are unresolved in the case. This can also be one of each. Note: These cannot have been solved within the time frame of the case. NO RESEARCH IN Q. 6. USE CASE ONLY
II. Where has the company gone since the end of the case?
7. Since the end of the case, how has the company solved the issues identified in Question Six? (One to one and half pages each.) RESEARCH NEEDED

MY Part:
Team Member Three: II. Where has the company gone since the end of the case? RESEARCH NEEDED
8. What is the company’s financial condition from the end of the case to December 31, 2017. Use the last year of financials in the case as the starting point. Conduct a trend analysis for total revenue, net income, earnings per share, and common stock price. Support your analysis with line graphs and tables.
9. Is the company now better or worse off financially, and why? Include the company’s official consolidated Income Statements and Balance Sheets in the Appendix for years 2013-2017.

Team Member Four: II. Where has the company gone since the end of the case? RESEARCH NEEDED
10. What two significant strategic moves has the company made since the end of the case other than those related to Question Seven? (One page each minimum) Answer only the relevant questions, and/or analyze any other significant strategic decisions.
a. Has there been a change in CEO? If so, why? Who is the new CEO? Qualifications?
b. Have there been any new product introductions and/or product failures.
c. Has the company added or dropped a target market? Demographics? Psychographics?
d. Has the company acquired any other company, or has the company itself been acquired?
e. If so, identify and discuss the other company: CEO, mission, generic strategy, financial condition
at the time of the acquisition, and price paid for the acquisition.
f. The CEO and acquisition questions must be answered if applicable.

Team Member Five: III. Where can the company go now? TEAM IDEAS IN Q. 14. NO RESEARCH.
11. Identify and discuss 3 Driving Forces this company and all companies in the same industry group
could face now and in the future?
12. Discuss 3-4-Key Success Factors needed for all companies in the industry group to succeed.
13. Is the company in need of a turnaround strategy? Explain.
14. Based on Questions 11, 12, 13, recommend and justify two new strategic moves for the company.
Be specific. “Expand internationally” or “develop new products” are generic recommendations and
have no meaning without thoughtful justifications. (One to one and a half pages each)




Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



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Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.