Your overall case analysis must directly answer the case questions, even if the case questions are accounting, finance, math or eco based. You cannot avoid a question or write around it. 500 words minimum for all 6 questions. 

1.    What has historically been Hudson Bay Company’s source of sustained competitive advantage?

2.    Use Porter’s Five Forces to analyze Hudson Bay Company in the context of the retail industry. Remember that Porter’s Five Forces is a tool, not a bunch of paragraphs. Each force is to be labeled: strong, weak or neutral.

3.    When a force is strong, is that better for you or worse for you?

4.    Is HBC well-positioned in the retail industry?

5.    Should HBC consider a leveraged buy-out to tap into the value of its real estate holdings?

6.    What should HBS do?


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