STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF ZARA
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Zara was found in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalia Mera. It is Spanish clothing and accessories retailer. Zara is the biggest and most internationalized of the six retailers that Inditex claims, that is, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, and Oysho. Zara at present has 1,751 stores around the world. It has 66 outlets in U.K. They bring about a yearly income of over $10.1 B Billion dollars . Zara 's guardian organization, Inditex, is worth $94.33 billion. Inditex is a worldwide forte retailer that plans, fabricates, and offers clothing, footwear, and frill for ladies, men and youngsters through its chains far and wide. Zara is an extraordinary design mark that has its operations extended to around 82 nations.
Zara provides fashion apparels for men, women and kids of all ages . Zara 's target business is youthful, cost cognizant, and exceptionally delicate to the most recent design patterns. They section their product offering in such a way that ladies account for 60%, men 's 25% and kids 15% accounts for division .
Reason for choosing Zara for analysis in spite of being U.K. based company is that, it operates largely in U.K. Zara 's and its parent organization, Inditex, maybe taken as the course reading for how to do retail store network right . Zara has turned into a most loved of design fans, including industry insiders. One of the reasons why Zara is much loved brand is
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