Kimberly-Clark SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Kimberly-Clark with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Kimberly-Clark

Parent Company

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Category

Personal and household products

Sector

FMCG

Tagline/ Slogan

It feels good to feel

USP

Strong brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies among others

STP

Segment

Products for daily needs

Target Group

All households

Positioning

Global hygiene company offering personal care and consumer products

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Portfolio consists of strong market leading products such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Kotex and Depend 
2. Continuous investment in innovation and product marketing 
3. Strong performance of personal care products has helped support the top line growth 
4. Has over 40,000 employees, is listed among Fortune 500 companies and has presence in 175 countries

5. Efficient supply chain and strong management team

6. Taken responsibility to provide product donations, corporate contributions and volunteer efforts for variety of disasters which have taken place around the world

7. Heavily invested in sustainability, products with sustainable wood fiber, recycling of packaging etc.

8. Strong advertising and marketing of all its products ensures strong brand recognition

Weaknesses

1. Intense competition means limited market share growth
2. Fake products sold under its brand name lead to brand dilution

Opportunities

1. Strong potential in online growth of its products
2. Increasing customer preference for organic and natural care products 
3. Growing importance of emerging markets, and strengthen presence  in China and Russia

4. Acquisitions and alliances should help the company expand its global business portfolio

Threats

1. Continued recession condition in Europe will affect its business 
2. Intense competition among FMCG companies to gain market share in consolidated markets
3. Threat from private labels which are cheaper as compared to Kimberly-Clark products

Competition

Competitors

1. The Procter & Gamble Company
2. Unilever Plc. 
3. Johnson & Johnson



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