1. Think about your last trip to the grocery store or any retail on-ground store. As you were walking up and down the aisles, what merchandising displays and brands positively drew your attention? Did you actually stop to look? Did it persuade you to buy? Include your rationale and thoughts through the process.
2. Imagine that you are the owner of a discount furniture company that has expanded from a rural store in one state to a chain of 20 stores stretching across the United States.
As your company has expanded, you have been considering implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. What are at least three reasons why your company should implement such a system? Look at the other side, and think of at least two challenges that you would face when implementing an ERP.
200 words for each question.