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Case Code: BSTR496
Case Length: 20 Pages 
Period: 1889-2016  
Pub Date: 2016
Teaching Note: Available
Price:Rs.600
Organization : S.A.C.I. Falabella
Industry : Retail
Countries : Chile, Latin America
Themes:  International Business/Business Strategy /Brand Management
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Chile's Falabella – Succeeding through an Integrated Retail Strategy

 

ABSTRACT

 

The case “Chile’s Falabella – Succeeding through an Integrated Retail Strategy” traces the journey of Chile-based retailer S.A.C.I. Falabella (Falabella) to becoming one of the largest integrated retailers in Latin America. A brief history of the company is provided, along with an insight into its business diversification and internationalization strategy. Falabella’s adoption of the ‘integrated retail’ strategy is described in detail. The case also depicts the company’s focus on catering to the distinct needs of the various customers across Latin America, which helped it in not only creating a strong market position for itself, but also in staving off competition from multinational retailers. The case concludes with a look into the company’s future plans, which included an expansion of its retail footprint and strengthening of its ecommerce business.

 
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Issues

The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:
  • Evaluate the business diversification strategy for a retail company
  • Analyze the international expansion strategy undertaken by a strong regional player.
  • Create an effective strategy to meet distinct customer needs in varied geographical regions
  • Design an ingenious competitive strategy for a company against multinational companies.
Contents
INTRODUCTION
FALABELLA’S EARLY DAYS
BUSINESS EXPANSION THROUGH INTEGRATED RETAIL
FALABELLA’S CUSTOMER STRATEGY
RETAIL COMPETITION IN CHILE
LOOKING AHEAD
EXHIBITS

Keywords

Strategy diamond, Environmental scanning using PESTEL, Porter’s diamond model, Industry analysis, Resourced-based view, Strategic capabilities, Competitive advantage, Acquisition-based growth, Organic growth, International management, globalization strategy

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