Henry Weinhards SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Henry Weinhards with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Henry Weinhards

Parent Company





Foods and Beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

Good beer made easy; The west’s first premium beer.


Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve and Blitz-Weinhard are brands of beer first brewed in 1856



Across all liquor drinking age group

Target Group

Urban male and females with moderate disposable income


Great beer with a strong legacy

SWOT Analysis


1. A unique and noteworthy advertising campaign in the late 1970s and 1980s to position its brand
2. World beer cup Gold award winner
3. Its brewed with 100% cascade hops specially grown in Oregon

4. Strong legacy and excellent quality

5. Being a part of a strong parent brand, means good distribution network


1. Like many businesses in the United States at the time, the Blitz-Weinhard brewery succumbed to purchase and resale by a number of companies in the late 20th century
2. The brand despite being high quality has limited brand recall and market share


1. Under the umbrella of parent brand there is a vast market to tap for such a celebrated beer at international level
2. Expansion has been made easy for liquor product with new international trade laws
3. Young liquor consumers who constitutes the most to the industry do prefer beer over all liquor products

4. Brand extension benefits


1. Presence of international established brands in the market
2. Laws and regulations of government
3. Slack in manufacturing and consumption due to global slowdown and inflation



1. Budweiser
2. Victory Prima Pils
3. Heineken

The table above concludes the Henry Weinhards SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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