Austin Reed SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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

Austin Reed

Parent Company

Austin Reed Group PLC


Apparel and Accessories


Lifestyle and Retail(Business clothing)

Tagline/ Slogan

Quality tailoring; It’s just part of the Austin Reed service


Remarkable tailoring and a passion for quality without compromise



Business and leisure clothing and other related products for men and women

Target Group

Urban men and women business executives from the upper-middle class


High quality, value-for-money ready-to-wear suits

SWOT Analysis


1. It is an upmarket chain with over 70 retail outlets

2. Progressive brand that was both fashion-forward and classically elegant

3. Pioneer in Departmental format

4. Loyal Customer Base and high brand equity

5. Low risk & sturdy business model

6. Healthy financial position, low gearing

7. Presence across retail segments, lifestyle, value & specialty retailing


1. Late foray into value retailing means tough competition
2. Despite all efforts, high possibility of brand switching due to many options


1.Expected growth in the organized retail to result in better footfall and conversion rates

2. Entry into tier 2 and tier 3 cities and global expansion

3. Collaboration with foreign players because of a national brand


1. Employee shortage and attrition due to rapid growth in retail sector.

2. Impact of slowdown in consumer spends to be felt on department stores

3. Opening up of economy for free entry of foreign players that is FDI

4. Competition from standalone specialty stores.



1. BHS

2. Marks and Spencer

3. Moss Brothers

4. Greenwoods

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


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