Clintons SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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


Parent Company

Schurman Retail Group


Gifts and Cards



Tagline/ Slogan



Affordable Qualities



Soft toys and retail

Target Group

Young, middle to high class


High-street brand

SWOT Analysis


1. Established Stores Network: over 400 stores all over the UK

2. High on innovation: launched group of stores with new look to re-energise and reinvigorate the group
3. Wide variety of products ranging from cards, gifts, gift wraps, etc
4. Customer friendly shop format

5. Since decades the company is the leading retailer of greeting cards, gifts and wraps


1. Seasonality: Depends on occasions like wedding, holiday season, etc
2. Non-resistant to financial distress: Underperforming Birthdays unit collapsed into administration and closed more than half of its stores

3. Comes under the category of non-essentials, hence has elastic demand


1. Development of western culture in emerging countries increases

2. Geographical expansion: Can reduce seasonality since each country has its own festivals occurring during a range of time


1. Growing popularity of electronic messages over traditional greeting cards
2. Eco-friendly regulations advocates less consumption of paper
3. Low barriers to entry in the industry



1. Hallmark
2. The Card Factory
3. Archies


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


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