Grupo Carso SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Grupo Carso with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Grupo Carso

Parent Company

Grupo Carso, Grupo Sanborns


Diversified Industry



Tagline/ Slogan



Holding company of leading brand value under its name

Grupo Carso STP


Retail, industrial and infrastructure, mining and construction businesses

Target Group

Habitual purchasers, households, habitual restraunts goers, telecommunications, construction, electrical, power, automotive, and mining industries; chemical and petroleum industry, infrastructure, civil construction and housing industries, music lovers, process industry seeking water treatment


Leading and trusted diversified retail industry in Mexico

Grupo Carso SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Grupo Carso :

1. Operates about 380 outlets comprising department stores, shops and restaurants, restaurant and music stores with a total sales space of 750, 000 square meters
2. Better investment strategies with ROI much higher when compared to sector average
3. Has a long term credit rating of A++
4. Has strong cash reserve with deal of selling Philip Morris Mexico

5. Nearly 80,000 people are employed as a part of the workforce making it a prominent conglomerate in Mexico

6. Strong player in the telecommunications industry also


1. P/E ratio is lesser than sector average
2. Revenue is concentrated in Latin American region esp. Mexico
3. Diversified industries without any option of business integration


1. Expansion options in Canada and Argentina
2. Positive outlook for restraunts and other packaged drinks
3. Acquisitions and tie-ups especially in emerging economies can boost market value


1. Increasing government regulations
2. Increasing compliance costs
3. Intense competition
4. Volatility in prices of raw material like intermediate petrochemicals, beef products, pork and poultry, dairy products and aluminum scrap
5. Exchange rate risks

Grupo Carso Competition


Below are the 4 main Grupo Carso competitors :

1. Hutchison Whampoa
2. Akzo Nobel N.V.
3. ConAgra Foods, Inc.

The brandguide table above concludes the Grupo Carso SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters. Similar analysis has also been done for the competitors of the company belonging to the same category, sector or industry.


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