Ivey Publishing
Louis Vuitton in India
Product Number:
9B08A020
Publication Date:
12/23/2008
Length:
16 pages
Product Type:
Case (Library)
Source:
Ivey
The case portrays a subtle situation in international marketing - the marketing of a high-end brand into a low-income nation, or the expansion of Louis Vuitton into India. This luxury good marketer faced practical problems in India, such as the challenge of identifying potential customers, the lack of media to build its brand, and the absence of high streets to open stores. In Europe and the U.S., luxury goods are often sold through company-owned stores that cluster in a particular area of the city (i.e., luxury retail cluster). After opening a store each in New Delhi and Mumbai inside two luxury hotels, Louis Vuitton teamed up with other western brands to develop a shopping mall. The case is designed to explore the possibility of using a luxury mall as a replacement of luxury retail clusters.
Issues:
Disciplines:
International,  Marketing
Industries:
Retail Trade
Setting:
India, Large, 2008
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
Associated Materials
Translations: Simplified Chinese (15 pages)
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