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Competitive Strategic Management -Avon

Competitive Strategic Management -Avon

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Published by: Rin Naz on Mar 15, 2011
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COMPETITIVE STRATEGICCOMPETITIVE STRATEGICMANAGEMENTMANAGEMENTCASE ANALYSISCASE ANALYSISAVON PRODUCTS INC.AVON PRODUCTS INC. --20092009
 
CASE ABSTRACT
Avon Products, Inc. is a US cosmetics, perfume and toy seller with marketsin over 135 countries across the world.
It was founded in 1886 by a 28-year-old David H. McConnell who soldbooks door-to-door and gave out perfume to entice women to buy hisbooks.
It started with California Perfume Company (CPC) in New York. As thecompany grew, he hired his first representative, Mrs. P.F.E. Albee.
In October, 1939, the company was changed officially to Avon Products,Inc. The company was taken to public in 1946.
Now, Avon Products is a multi-level marketing company. Avon uses bothdoor-to-door sales people ("Avon ladies," primarily and a growing numberof men) and brochures to advertise its products.
Avon's fastest growing markets today are in China and Russia.
 
AVON LEADING LADY
Andrea Jung, Avon's Chief Executive Officer, has beenwith Avon since 1994 till now.
When she joined Avon she entered as the President of United States product marketing and continued to impressher upper management.
Andrea Jung was promoted to the CEO position in 1999.
She has completed a decade as CEO in AVON.
She is awarded as the longest tenured female CEOamong Fortune 500 companies

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