Finlandia SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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


Parent Company





Food and Beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

From The Top Of The World; Vodka of Finland


Produced from Finnish-grown six-row barley and pure glacier water



Caters to multiple segments seeking beverages

Target Group

Contrarians & minorities, Youth and Working individuals.


Premium Vodka in a higher price level

SWOT Analysis


1. It is a Premium category Vodka which offers a unique taste. 
2. The shape of the bottle is unique & has its Bottle Ad campaign has won many awards in the past.
3. Finlandia's Grapefruit Fusion has earned particularly high marks from a number of different groups

4. Finlandia Classic Vodka Finland was ranked 1st among unflavored vodkas in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge
5. Finlandia Flavours. It offers 8 different flavours which cater to all types of drinkers.

6. Sponsorships. It has tie-ups with major events & programmes. 


1. Mass Marketing. There is high exposure of Finlandia in media & magazines which is actually working against the image of the brand.
2. Controversial Marketing campaigns in the past have dented the image to some extent.
3. The company is has huge outstanding debts


1. The international market is 4 times the size of US market
2. Less restrictions or trade barriers.
3. The standard of living in developing countries has increased. These countries provide a great opportunity for the brand to grow.


1. Rising cost of labour.
2. Additional costs involved with overseas distribution or production
3. Stringent Advertising regulations.

4. Rise in Excise taxes will impact the bottomline.



1. Smirnoff

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


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