Case Study: The Globalization Of LVMH

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1. Case Topic: The Globalization of LVMH In 1987, Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy decided to combine together to create a company called LVMH. It is a French multinational firm located in Paris and is regarded as the pioneer of luxurious goods corporation worldwide. LVMH Group has 5 main areas in which they are very lively, namely Wines & Spirits, Fashion & Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry and Selective retailing. They also principally owned about 60 subsidiaries and high-status brands such as Kenzo, Bulgari, Mercier, Givenchy, Sephora, Krug, Château d 'Yquem, Domaine Chandon California, Parfums Christian Dior, Chaumet and so on. LVMH main competitors are the French conglomerate Kering (previously PPR) and the Swiss-based Richemont. In 2000, the Group attained a sales of 11.6 billion euros and acquired 15% of market share internationally. From the time that LVMH was founded, they were able to develop a brand strategy to grow active and to expand its global retail network. As it stands, 81% of around 110 000 personnel of the Group who work outside France share the company’s beliefs and ethics. Furthermore LVMG constantly nurture growth by strongly imposing itself into developing markets like Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, and South Africa. In 2011, the Group implemented 495 outlet around the world, which mean that they had a rise of 19.5% from 2010. 2. Case Background: LVMH Strategies and Competitive Advantages Bernard Arnault (Chairman and

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