Case Study LVMH, Strategy and future: Diversification.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY3 2.0 INTRODUCTION3 2.1 Background to Organization3 3.0 ANALYSIS3 3.1 Porters 5 Forces (Model of Competition)3 3.2 PESTEL (External Analysis)5 3.3 SWOT6 4.0 KEY FINDINGS OF ANALYSIS/PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION/ KEY STRATEGIC CONCERNS6 4.1 Vertical Integration6 4.2 Diversification7 5.0 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS & STRATEGIES.8 7.0 CONCLUSION9 8.0 APPENDICES11 Appendix 1: Porters 5 Forces11 Appendix 3: Luxury Goods Group & Brands Top Ten Competitors13 Appendix 4: Industry Map*.14 Appendix 5: Financial Performance14 Appendix 6: PESTLE Analysis15 Appendix 7: SWOT Analysis16 Appendix 8: Evaluating industry Attractiveness and Competitive strength19 Appendix 9: A Nine Cell Industry Attractiveness-Competitive Matrix20 Appendix 10: Cross Business Strategic Fits20 Appendix 11: Evaluating the Strategy of a Diversified Company21 Appendix 12: LVMH's Timeline of Mergers and Acquisitions24 9.0 REFERENCES25 1.0 Executive Summary The aim of this paper is to discuss the key strategic issues that LVMH face and establish some future recommendations that can be implemented in order for LVMH to remain successful in the luxury industry.

In order to determine the key strategic issues a number of analysis tools were applied to the case study; they include Porter's 5 forces model, SWOT analysis and PESTEL. It was found that the key strategic issues that LVMH face centred on diversification and vertical integration. A number of strategies have been proposed to offer some recommendations to LVMH, they namely in restructuring their retail sector, considering the concept of moderate diversification and focusing on the human resources side of acquisitions and mergers.

2.0 Introduction This report is based on the analysis of a case study 27 titled: LVMH's Diversification Strategy into Luxury Goods. The scope of this report is limited to the data contained in the case and additional supporting evidence that was sourced. In order to analyse this case LVMH's history and financial data has been discussed in...