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FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT ON “A study on Brand Preference & Acceptability of Branded Ready-made Formal Men’s wear”

Submitted to In partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree Of MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (2008-2010)

Supervised by:
Prof.

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DINESH KUMAR MBA 4th Roll no. 520780810

ICAII CHANDIGARH (SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY)

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I, DINESH KUMAR here-by declare that the project report “A study

on Brand Preference & Acceptability of Branded Ready-made Formal Men’s wear ” for the partial Fulfillment of the degree of
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Prof. Department of Business Administration

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Acknowledgment is not a mere formality or ritual but a genuine opportunity to express the indebtness of all those without who’s active support and encouragement this project wouldn’t have possible. I would like to express my humble thanks to Mr. expert guidance help me a lot to tackle with all the problems. I offer my heartfelt appreciation to Mr. for their for

his active support affectionate guidance and constant encouragement his

ever willing co-operation, moral support, rendering ungrudging assistance where ever need arose and best wish for successfully taking this study I wish them very best in their life. I am also thankful to my parents, friends and well wishers whose blessing and love had made it possible for me to successfully complete the project.

DINESH KUMAR

CONTENTS
• Introduction • Review of literature • Objectives • Research methodology

Data collection& analysis

• Limitations • Findings • Suggestions • conclusion • Bibliography • Questionnaire

Hues. Fieldwork was carried out to collect the necessary data. Wrangler. Indigo Nation. The study was taken for the title “A study on Brand Preference & Acceptability of Branded Ready-made Formal Men’s wear” influencing factors for their purchase.Introduction As expected that India is going to be one of the great giants in the world of business. Addidas. The information thus gathered constituted primary data and secondary data. Park Avenue. BIO-TECH INDUSTRIES. Questionnaires were used for collection of data. With the help of the industries like IT. apart of all industries some of the industries like textile and garments are grow from bottom to sky which puts it hand in more than 30% exports of India and increases the GDP of the country. John player. and Nike it was conducted to study about the preferences and the acceptability and their . Raymond’s India Ltd etc. The well known brands like in India are Koutons. In this study a survey method was adopted. AUTOMOBLIES. knowing about their products and their brands. By doing this research we can know various major players in industry like Madhura Garments. STEEL INDUSTRIES.

Marketers say.” The American Marketing Association defines a brand as follows: A Brand is a name. . promotion and packaging. Brand is a major issue in products strategy. how consistent in the brand image. What is brand? Perhaps the most distinctive skill of professional marketers is their ability to create. On one hand developing a branded product requires a great deal of long-term investment. Great brands present emotional benefits and not just rational/functional. Many brand-oriented companies subcontract manufacturing to other companies. sign. “Branding is the art and cornerstone if marketing. maintain. Branding is raising new questions for the brand mangers like what benefits and expectations customers look across a brand. etc. On other hand manufacturers eventually learn market power lies with building their own brands. protect. or a combination of them. especially for advertising.Theoretical background Brand is a source of relationships with customers. symbol. and enhance brands. or design. promises to costumers and customer loyalty. Branding is a process of creating an association between with symbol/object/emotion a goal of diving perception loyalty and and a product/company creating differentiation. term. intended to identify the goods or services of one seller or group of sellers and the differentiate them from those of competitors.

and services consistently to the buyers. Under trademark law.In essence. efficient. a brand identifies the seller or marker. well-built. It can convey up to six levels of meaning:  Attributes: a brand brings to mind certain attributes.” The attribute “expensive” translates into the emotional benefit “the car makes me feel important and admired”  Values: the brand also says something about the producer’s values. benefits. well-engineered. trademark. or other symbol. But a brand is an even more complex symbol.  Personality: the brand can project a certain personality. a reigning lion (animal). logo. The best brands convey a warranty of quality. which have expiration dates. It can be name. Mercedes suggest expensive. The Mercedes represents German culture: organized. . highprestige automobiles  Benefits: attributes must be translated into functional and emotional benefits. durable. We would expect to see a 55-year-old top executive behind the wheel of Mercedes. Mercedes may suggest a no-nonsense boss (person). the seller is granted exclusive rights to the use of the brand name in perpetuity. high quality. or an austere palace (object)  User: the brand suggests the kind if consumer who buys of users the product.old secretary. and prestige. Brands differ from other assets such as patents and copyrights. not a 20-year. Mercedes stand for high performance.  Culture: the brand may represent a certain culture. The attribute “durable” could translate into the functional benefit “I won’t have to buy another car for several years. A brand is essentially a seller’s promise to deliver a specific set of features. safety.

At one extreme are brands that are not known by most buyers. Then there are brands that enjoy a high degree of brand loyalty. it misses the point. No brand loyalty. Customer will change brands. competitors can easily copy attributes. Then several competitive brands emerge with high performance as compared to other benefits. Marketers must decide at which level(s) to anchor the brand’s identify. Few customers are as brand-loyal as O’Reilly hopes Heinz’s customers will be. Aaker distinguished five levels of customer’s attitude toward his or her brand. Tony O’ Reilly. Beyond this are brands with a high degree of brand acceptability. Is whether a housewife. from lowest to highest: 1. One mistake would be to promote only attributes. Mercedes needs the freedom to maneuver into a new benefit positioning. finding it to be out of stock. former CEO of H. First. Second. Brand Equity: Brands vary in the amount of power and value they have in the market place. Promoting the brand only on one benefit can also be risky. Heinz.J. especially for price reasons. the buyer is not as interested in attributes as in benefits. The branding challenge is to develop a deep set of positive associations of the brand. Then there are brands for which buyers have a fairly high degree of brand awareness. intending to buy Heinz tomato ketchup in a store.If a company treats a brand only a name. the current attributes may become less desirable later. proposed this test of brand loyalty: “My acid test…. Suppose Mercedes touts its main benefit as “high performance”. Third. . will walk out o f the store to buy it elsewhere.

brand extension. 4 or 5 Brand Strategy Brand strategy involves drawing an action plan for creating. Customer is satisfied. Product category Existing New Brand name Existing New Line Brand extension extension Multi brands New brands Brand Extension: Extending a brand to another product. Customer is devoted to the brand Brand equity is highly related to how many Customers are in classes3. Brand strategy includes decisions relating to line extension. Maggi has been extended from noodles to product lines in related categories like Maggi ketchup. 3. Maggi soup. etc. No reason to change the brand. As the cost of establishing a new brand is high. developing new brands and brand rationalization. multi branding. . either in the same or a different product category. brand extension is a useful tool for the cost effective launch of a new product. Customer is satisfied and would incur costs by changing brand 4. Customers extend the qualities associated with the existing brand to the new brand. Market acceptance of the new product becomes faster.2. Familiarity with an existing brand also helps both customers and marketers. building and nurturing brands.

Lux. Colgate herbal. Coca Cola entered the mineral water bottle segment with a new band name Kinely and the coffee segment with Georgia. Hindustan Lever Limited uses multi branding strategy to market its products. There are ads for children. In shampoos. Colgate has extended its brand name in the toothpaste category from Colgate to Colgate gel. Colgate cibaca top. Ayush. sizes and flavors of an existing product category. Colgate sensitive. Clinic All Clear. With advertising expenditure in the order of Rs. there is a strong need to consider the effectiveness of these advertisements. For example.Line Extension: Line extension is extending the existing brand names to new forms. housewives and youth. which clutter the commercial break. Colgate calciguard and Colgate total. Multi Brands: It involves introduction of additional brands in the same product category. For example. For example. and Sunsilk and so on. The idea is not to cease advertising but to consider how considering decisions would have to be considered with non- . the products offered include Clinic Plus. 8000 Crores per annum in the recent times and the proliferation of brands across categories. New Brands: It involves creation of new brand names especially when entering a new product category. BRAND AWARENESS Whether it is a serial in a regional satellite channel or a One Day International cricket match. Well-established brands attempt to sustain brand recall while new ones try appealing to prospective consumers to get into their `consideration’ set. there is a non-stop stream of advertisements.

While the unit cost of the product may be low. Creating brand awareness When a new brand enters a category or creates a “new to the market” offering. These non-advertising alternatives may also enable a brand to create and sustain consistent associations. There may be several objectives of advertising and a promotional mix could be used in an innovative manner to address each of these objectives depending on the product category and target segment. “reminder purchase” posters at the point of sale and perhaps conveying . which may be desirable in terms of long-term implications. which probably was using traditional substitutes. The involvement level in a specific category also matters on how a brand would want to create awareness. a typical brand personality need not be built at least before the benefit is sold to the consumer and hence all promotional efforts should be directed at conveying the benefit and creating a brand association with the category itself (as it is a pioneering brand in the category).advertising alternatives. This would depend on whether the product is a consumable or a durable. it needs to create brand awareness. In this example. used a simple humorous TV commercial to convey the concept. This objective would be achieved by advertising. The “high-utility” solution has to be conveyed to the target segment. a new branded offering for minor skin problems. departmental stores and even kirana (grocery) type of shops. Itch Guard. A brand in this situation is likely to also benefit from point of purchase material at pharmacy outlets. A contemporary approach that creates a synergy between various aspects of a promotional mix (advertising included) provides a refreshing approach towards marketing communications. the involvement level of the consumer on the solution offered by the brand could be associated with high involvement.

given the price point and the offering there is also a need to be selective in market coverage for the offering. leading to a possible word-of-mouth from users of the brand. 5 level. Mass advertising perhaps could create trials but it may be difficult to sustain the purchase only through advertising. 5 and this would be associated with low involvement. Moreover. which is aimed at children who have to initially make a change in their habits regarding the consumption of this offering (should be eaten with a biscuit stick after it is dipped in chocolate/any other side dish flavour which is a part of the package). Samsung. Kissan Bistix in contrast is a unique offering. Samsung which created brand awareness through its . LG. LG introduced several “new to market” features in its various product categories.the superiority of the offering through the route of doctors (though it is an OTC offering). This may create repurchase and probably a cross-section of the segment may make the consumption a part of their snacking habit. A strong “feature-back up” in the offering. Besides. Santro and Whirlpool are brands that have been successful but less than a decade old in the Indian context. Moreover the price of the offering is Rs. there is strong presence of generic competition and children could buy a number of alternatives and some of them may have price points below the Rs. will be effective after the initial advertising awareness created by the brand. Innovative contests built around popular hobbies may enable the brand not only to create excitement but also sustain the interest over a longer period of time. Creating awareness in a durable category (even if the consumers are familiar with the category) requires a different approach. Acceptance of an offering like this requires a longer time interval and an innovative approach towards promotion rather than typical sales promotion or mass advertising or display at the counter of retail outlets.

This approach could be compared with the advertising blitzkreig of several new brands of cars. The different dimensions of brand knowledge can be classified in a pyramid (adapted from Keller 2001). Skoda. . brand attachment stems from rational and emotional brand evaluations. Brand Knowledge Brand knowledge refers to brand awareness (whether and when consumers know the brand) and brand image (what associations consumers have with the brand). also introduced innovative features in its products and Santro’s success (in terms of its market share) can be attributed to product design. Brand knowledge measures are sometimes called “customer mind-set” measures because they capture how the brand is perceived in the customer’s mind. The brand has also been selective in its market launch and this adds to the “expectation excitement” for prospective consumers in other markets to enhance the impact of word-of-mouth. almost an unknown name in India.“World Series” ads. in which each lower-level element provides the foundations of the higherlevel element. which require brand awareness. In other words. which derive from functional and emotional brand associations. has been able to meet with considerable success (in its niche) because of word-of-mouth for its Octavia model than through conventional advertising. New brands depend on innovative features to create awareness and this happens both by advertising and positive word-of-mouth. advertising and launching of variants after brand acceptance. Promotional aspects like an event involving the brand formulated to strengthen the word-of-mouth could add to the promotional effect.

g. an ad for the brand. etc.The Brand Knowledge Pyramid Brand awareness measures the accessibility of the brand in memory. Brand Recognition Brand recognition reflects the ability of consumers to confirm prior exposure to the brand (i. to make the task more realistic. a brand name) and must say whether they have seen it before (e. consumers see a stimulus (e. or some other type of probe as a cue. the needs fulfilled by the category. Brand awareness can be measured through brand recall or brand recognition. recognize that it is an “old” brand that they have seen before and not a “new” brand that they are seeing for the first time).. If you want to use recognition as a measure of the performance of different marketing decisions (say.). both groups should . In a recognition task.e. last night on television. It is important to make the task as realistic as possible by allowing only a short amount of time to answer the recognition question and by using realistic stimuli and context. different logos or ads). you should expose one group to one version of the target stimulus and another group to the other version of the target stimulus. Brand recall reflects the ability of consumers to retrieve the brand from memory when given the product category.. in magazine X. However..g.

The outcome of this exercise is usually a short list of the positive and negative associations consumers have with the brand. Young & Rubicam’s Brand Asset Valuator® or Aaker’s brand personality list) or start from scratch by eliciting brand associations and then measuring the strength of these associations. To measure brand image. you can compute a recognition score called d prime. brand users and users of competing brands).. Objectives . To correct for people’s tendency to guess (to say that they recognize when in fact they are uncertain). as follows: d' = HR – FA. competitors' brands). i.g.g. In a second step.. and to do this for each target segment (e.. people see the “old” stimuli again.also be exposed to other stimuli (e.. it is useful to report the average strength of each association with the brand and the strength of the association with competing brands. you can either use and adapt an existing list of brand associations (e. and are asked to decide if each stimulus is “old” or “new” (i.. For comparison purposes. if they have seen them before or not).e. a stimulus not shown before).e. along with completely new ones. where HR is the hit rate (the percentage of respondents who correctly recognize the target stimulus) and FA is the false alarm rate (the percentage of respondents who incorrectly “recognize” a “new” stimulus. Brand Image Brand image is defined as consumer perceptions of a brand and is measured as the brand associations held in consumers’ memory. ranked by strength.g.

Primary:  To know the brand awareness towards the branded ready made formal wear for men  To know the brand preferences towards the branded ready made formal wear for men  To study the influencing factors for the purchase of the banded garments Secondary  To study the various manufacturers who manufacture branded men’s garments  To study the various retail brands in men’s garments  To study the overall industry of the branded garments Research methodology .

In this study a survey method was adopted. company printed internal records and promotional materials. In this research secondary data was collected through sources like company research compiled in statistical statements. magazines. The type of research adopted for the project is Descriptive Research. The information thus gathered constituted primary data and secondary data.Type of research: Research design is the conceptual structure within which research is conducted. Secondary data: Data. measurement. Interviewing the respondents at the malls with help of a structured questionnaire is followed to collect the primary data. Fieldwork was carried out to collect the necessary data. textbooks & Internet. which are not originally collected but for this purpose. Questionnaires were used for collection of data. Sources of data Primary data Those are the data that are obtained by a study specially designed to fulfill the data needs of the problem. are known as secondary data. It constitutes the blue print for the collection. and analysis of data. rather obtained from published or unpublished sources. Sample selection: .

Research instrument The questionnaire was used which had various questions. Sample size: Sample size is 100. where the entire HAMIRPUR city becomes the population. apart questionnaire observation of the respondents is done.In the study Non-probability random sampling – Convenient Sampling Method used to collect the data. .

This can be attributed to the following factors: . growth in the past year has been satisfactory considering the marked slowdown in demand in India and abroad accentuated by the unfortunate events of September 11. 2001 in the U. The evolution of retail channels in India is being driven by the evolving preferences of the consumer whose awareness level of fashion trends. Quick to adapt to current trends and the latest in fashion and completely in sync with customers' wants. followed by the December 13 attack on the Indian Parliament and more recently the disturbances in Gujarat. disposable income and consumerism are all high. And helping him look good are the hugely successful small brands. However. these highly versatile brands have given a bold new shape to the ready-to-wear apparel industry The Indian apparel market has been growing at 4-5 per cent over the past few years in quantitative terms. which has been growing at 10-15% annually till 1998 and at a faster pace later on. Most of the growth has come from the branded segment. A significant positive shift is taking place in Indian consumer’s buying behaviour and expectations that no longer follow traditional retail practices.S. The growth in the branded wear category can also be attributed to the fast paced changes in the retail scenario. Value growth has been even better. All these have affected the general business sentiment across the country.INDUSTRY STUDY The Indian consumer is dressing up like never before.

service with speed and above all convenience of shopping. New retail formats that are more consumers’ friendly and offer a significantly enhanced ambience and overall shopping experience have also contributed greatly. India is increasingly being looked upon as a major supplier of high quality fashion apparels and Indian apparels have come to be appreciated in major markets internationally. has many players getting inspired and drawn to the retails magnet. Today the retail structure in India. Today not only is the garment export business growing. Above all there is an increasing urge to create a positive image of oneself given the overall environment of professionalism and competition.000 readymade garment manufacturing units and around three million people are working in the industry. service with speed and above all convenience of shopping ambience.    Change in lifestyle Entry of leading international brands Greater awareness and exposure to international media Foreign travel The Indian consumer to day wants different new merchandise at shorter intervals complemented by a great shopping ambience. Today many leading fashion labels are being associated with Indian products. Serious marketers have identified this trait and worked to increase the variety and quality of products offered. The credit for this goes to our exporter community. It has been estimated that India has approximately 30. enthusiasm in the minds of the foreign buyers is also at a high. as it moves from disparate and unorganized sectors to a more concentrated system. . along with meaningful lifestyle led advertising.

improving technical capabilities and putting together an attractive and wide merchandise line have paid rich dividends. our clothing industry is dominated by sub-contractors and consists mainly of small units of 50 to 60 machines. but small volume business. But till today. India's supply base is medium quality. . relatively high fashion.Consistent efforts towards extensive market coverage.

The share of apparel for men comprises 46 per cent that of women’s wear is pegged at 37 per cent and that of kids wear is pegged at 17 per cent.SOME FACTS ABOUT READY-TO-WEAR INDUSTRY IN INDIA  Market size is estimated has been projected at Rs 43.a. Branded semi-formal/casual will grow at about 20-22%. DIVISION OF BRANDED GARMENTS INDUSTRY   MEN WOMEN KIDS The above graph show’s the division of branded garments industry GROWTH DRIVERS    Emergence of large scale organized retailing Change in consumer aspirations / lifestyles Launches in the Mid value / Economy Segments .100 crore. Branded sector share is currently about 25% of market. expected to be about 45-50% share by 2010 Market is expected to grow at about 10-15%p. While branded formal wear will grow at about 10-11%.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Rapid shift on going from tailor-made to ready-made garments in shirts and trousers.  Current readymade usage is 20% in shirts and less than 5% in trousers Per capital clothing usage increasing in casual wear Urban women's wear will shift to western style clothing over the   next 10-15 years. FUTURE PLANS OR THE READY MADE INDUSTRY  Capitalizing on current brand strengths through relevant expansion of product portfolio  Accelerating conversion from tailor made to ready to wear in trousers Proactively grow the business through initiatives serving one/more  of the following objectives    Accelerating conversion .at category level Addressing relevant lifestyles / grooming aspirations Entering markets with high potential to generate "Critical Mass" namely women's wear and active wear. ARVIND MILLS .

branding. Today. marketing and sales). Arvind has become a true Indian multinational. Newport and Ruf & Tuf in Jeans and Excalibur in Shirts. Lee. and on its way becoming the Global Textile Conglomerate.20 billion (US$ 500 million) Lalbahi Group. logistics. Arvind Mills has set the pace for changing global customer demands for textiles and has focused its attention on select core products. The Arvind Mills Limited is the flagship company of Rs. manages various brands owned by Arvind. Forevision and Technology has brought Arvind to be one of the top three producers of Denim in the world. a group company. Knits and Khakhis fabrics apart from being all set to create ripples in the ready to wear Garments world over. . the company has licenses from reputed International brands like Arrow. having chosen to invest strategically. India manages the entire retailing (including manufacturing. These include Flying Machine. This company services entire Domestic market in India apart from exports in the neighboring countries.The Arvind Mills was set up with the pioneering effort of the Lalbhai brothers in 1931. where demand has been high and quality required has been superlative. the company endeavors to be a one-Stop shop for leading garment brands. With the best of technology and business acumen. About their brands Arvind Brands. Arvind is already making its presence felt in Shirting’s. Such a focus has enabled the company to play a dominant role in the global textile arena. Apart from these owned brands. With its presence across the textile value chain. Wrangler and Tommy Hilfiger for the Indian market. The management out of their office at Bangalore.

is the manufacturer and marketer of KamaSutra brand of premium condoms. 1400 crore plus conglomerate having businesses in Textiles. Raymond Limited is India’s leading producer of worsted suiting fabric with a 60% market share.K. THE GROUP OF THE COMPANIES UNDER RAYMOND’S Raymond Ltd. Ansell Ltd. Established in 1994 Color Plus is one of the leading domestic brands for premium casual wear in the country.RAYMOND’S INDIA LTD Incorporated in 1925. Helene Curtis Ltd. the Raymond Group is a Rs. Their brands .K. Readymade Garments. is the marketers of the Park Avenue and Premium brands of men’s toiletries. Quality and Leadership. Ltd. & files & tools in India and enjoys a pronounced position in the international market. Raymond believes in Excellence. Color Plus Fashions Pvt. has three highly regarded menswear brands in its folio: Park Avenue. The group is the leader in textiles. Raymond Apparel Ltd. Prophylactics and Toiletries. Engineering Files & Tools. J. apparel. Parx & Manzoni. J.

ethnic and fusion styles. Premium The range of cosmetics & toiletries including after shaves.Raymond The largest and most respected textile brand in India for 'The Complete Man' addressing the innate need of men to look good and at the same time possess strength of character. shampoos. cologne. fashionable and comfortable clothing segment. Be: An exclusive prêt-a-porter line of ready-to-wear designer clothing for women and men in western. blends and denim wear catering to the smart. deodorants. shaving cream. Park Avenue Formal readymade garments & accessories for men it has recently bagged the "Most Admired Brand" and "Most Admired Trouser Brand" awards. etc. Parx The semi formal and casual range of cottons. Data Analysis & Interpretation Age: < 20 40 > [ ] [ ] 20 – 30 [ ] 30 – 40 [ ] . Manzoni The luxury range of men’s shirts and ties acknowledged for its high quality and international styling. soaps. room fresheners.

1 No of AGE Respondents Percentage < 20 10 10% 20 .Respondent’s classification based on Age Table .1 AE G RESPONDENTS NUMBER OF 7 0 6 0 5 0 4 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 <2 0 2 -3 0 0 3 -4 0 0 4 > 0 A EG O P G R US Inferences: The majority of the respondents were in the age group of 20 – 30 .30 64 64% 30 . Profession:A) Student [ ] class [ ] B) Salaried [ ] C) Professional [ ] D) Business E) Others please specify___________ .40 18 18% 40 > 8 8% Graph .

3 .000 – 20.000 [ ] Above 30.000 – 30.2 PROFESSION s tudent s lararied professional business class Inferences: .000 [ ] 10.Table .2 Respondents Classified According To The Profession No of Percentage Profession Respondents Student 26 26% Salaried 28 28% Professional 40 40% Business class 6 6% Graph .The respondents taken as sample are mostly the of the professional background some are from the salaried and students and very few from the business class Monthly Family Income: 20.000 [ ] Table .000 [ ] < 10.

000 .000 income group.000 10.20.000 .20.000 30.000 .000 – 20.000 20.The respondents are mostly from the 10.000 > 24 24% Graph .30.000 48 48% 20. .30. It comes 48% of the sample.000 .000 > Inferences: .000 6 6% 10.3 MONTHLY INCOME < 10.000 22 22% 30.Respondents Classified According To The Income Monthly No of Percentage income Respondents < 10.

Phil \ PhD \ Post Doctorate Graph .4 Respondents classification according to their qualification Educational No of Percentage qualification Respondents Graduate 40 40% post .graduate others Inferences: .4 EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION graduate post .graduate 48 48% others 12 12% [ ] M.Educational qualification:Graduate [ ] [ ] post-graduate Table .Phil \ PhD \ Post Doctorate. When it seen in percentage it comes to 48% .Many respondents are post – graduates and next are graduates and few are M.

Marital status:- Married [ ] Table .5 un-married [ ] Graph .5 Respondents Classified According To The Martial Status Marital No of Percentage status Respondents 64% married 64 un-married MARITAL STATUS 36 36% married un-married Inferences: .married 1) How often do you purchase your clothing ? => Once in 3 months => Once in a year => once in 6 months => occasionally .64% of the sample is married and 36% are un.

Table . 22 respondents like to purchase “once in 6 months” and 12 of them like to purchase “once in year” Comparison of age and frequency of purchase Table -7 .38 respondents like to purchase “once in 3 months”. 24 respondents like to purchase “occasionally”.6 Frequency of purchase Frequency of No of Percentage purchase respondents Once in 3 38% months 38 Once in 6 22% months 22 Once in year 16 16% Occasionally 24 24% Graph – 6 FREQUENCY OF PURCHASING once in 3 months once in 6 months once in year occassianlly Inferences: .

7 PURCHASE 40 30 20 10 0 < 20 20 .the comparison between age & frequency of purchase of the respondents get the result of 34 respondents between the age 20 – 30 like of purchase the branded clothing “once in 3 months” the same age group like to purchase occasionally 2) Please identify your level of preference towards branded ready made garments Very high [ ] High [ ] .40 40 > 4 6 20 14 4 8 2 4 4 34 once in 3 months once in 6 months once in year occassianlly Inferences: .40 34 14 4 20 2 8 4 40 > 4 COMPRASION OF AGE & FRQUENCY OF Graph .< 20 Once in 3 months Once in 6 months Once in year Occasionally 4 6 AGE 20 – 30 30 .30 30 .

8 Level of preference No Of Level of preference Respondents Percentage Very high 16 16% High 14 14% Moderate 44 44% Low 16 16% Very low 10 10% Graph .44 of the respondents have the preference level of moderate only 16 of them have given very high preference and it is same with low preference people 3) Reasons for having very low preference towards branded formal wear (You can choose more than one reason) .8 LEVEL OF PREFERENCE very high high modrate low very low Inferences: .Moderate [ ] low [ ] very low [ ] Table .

A) Perfect fit not available B) Priced high C) Quality not up to the mark D) Lesser choice of the design & colour E) Restricted availability when compared to cloth availability Table .9 Reasons for having very low preference towards branded formal wear Frequen Percenta Reason cy ge Perfect Fit Not Available 8 31% Priced High 26 100% Quality Not Up To The Mark 6 23% Lesser Choice Of The Design & Colour 12 46% Restricted Availability When Compared To Cloth Availability 4 15% Note: 1. Sample size is 26 [who has low preference towards branded garments Graph.Some of the respondents have opted for more than one option 2.9 R E ASO NS FO R H AVIN G T H E LO W PR EFER N C E PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 26 12 6 4 8 p e rfect fit n o t price d high qu ality no t u ple sse r cho ice re stricte d avilab le to the mark o f th e d esigh avilab ility & co lou r wh en comp ar ed to clo th a vailab ility VAR IO U S R EASO N S .

Table – 11 . 5) The brand’s that you are aware of.10 16 yes no 84 Inferences: .10 [ ] Do you prefer branded formal wear Do you prefer branded formal No of wear respondents Do you prefer the branded garments yes 84 Graph No 16 . And few felt that lesser choice of the design and colour.most of the respondents had a problem that the branded formal wears are priced high.with the above question we can say that majority of the respondents prefer the branded garments (84 of them) and some do not prefer the branded garments.Inferences: . 4) Do you prefer branded formal men wear? Yes [ ] No Table .

All the 84 respondents said that they were aware of all the brands that are given them as the option. 6) Who influences you in your buying decisions of branded formal men wear a) Wife [ ] b) other family members [ ] c) Friends [ ] d) colleagues [ ] .Various brands Louis Philippe Nike Addidas Peter England Excalibur Hues Indigo Nation Lewis Color Plus Wrangler Park Avenue Tick Graph – 11 Brand Awareness Level Of Respondents Various Brands No Of Respondents Louis Philippe 84 Nike 84 Addidas 84 Peter England 84 Excalibur 84 Hues 84 Indigo Nation 84 Lewis 84 ColorPlus 84 Wrangler 84 Park Avenue 84 Park Avenue Addidas Indigo Nation Excalibur Nike Brand Awareness Of The Respondents 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 0 20 40 60 80 100 Wrangler Graph .11 NO OF RESPONDENTS Inferences: .

22 of the respondents said that their friends influence them in choosing the brand.12 f) none [ ] Who Influences To Buy Branded Formal Men Wear wife Other family members friends Colleagues None Graph-12 25 20 15 10 5 0 wife other family members friends colleages none 10 18 13 9 22 10 18 22 13 9 Inferences: . and 18 of them said that their other family members and 13 of them said that their colleagues influence them. .e) Others please specify__________ Table .

even some students get influenced with none of them. .Comparison of occupation with influencing factors Table – 13 Student Wife Other family members Friends Colleagues None 4 11 8 Graph-13 c o m p ra iso n o f in flu e n c in g fa c to rs w i th o cc u p a ti o n Business Salaried Professional class 4 3 3 7 5 13 1 5 4 2 2 15 11 NO OF RESPONDENTS 13 s tude nt 8 10 7 s a la rie d profe s s iona l 5 0 4 3 3 4 5 2 5 4 2 1 Graph .13 c o lle ag u e s none bus ine s s c la s s w ife o th e r fa m ily m e m be rs fr ie n d s Influe nc ing fa c to rs Inferences: . students get influenced.comparison between the occupation & influencing factors show that the salaried people get influenced with colleges and less with others.

Some of the respondents have opted for more than one option 2. compared to friends .32 respondents collect the information from their friends who become the influencing factor for the purchase of the branded formal wear. which influence less. Where as 28 of the respondents collect the information through magazines.V newspaper magaz ines V arious Sources internet 32 28 13 8 3 friends Inferences: .V Newspaper Magazines Internet Friends Percentage 10% 16% 33% 3% 38% Note: 1.14 C ollection of Inform ation B efore Purchas e R egarding The B randed men formal wear No of Respondents 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 T.V Magazines Friends [ ] [ ] [ ] Table . Sample size is 84 Graph .14 No of Respondents 8 13 28 3 32 NEWS paper Internet [ ] [ ] Various Sources T.7) Please identify the source(s) from which you normally collect\get the information regarding the branded men wear T.

8) Rank the following factors which influence you to choose the branded men wear (Rank them between 1 to 8) Table – 15 Particulars Price Quality Design Comfort level Fabric Range Brand Name Value for money Rank Ranking The Factors Which Influence The Most Particulars Rank Frequency X Weight Price 342 Quality 314 Design 438 Comfort level 602 Fabric 334 Range 380 Brand Name 350 Value for money 264 Graph – 15 WEIGHTED RESPONSE OF THE INFLUENCE TO PURCHASE THE BRAND 700 WEIGHTED REMARKS 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Price Quality Design 342 314 438 334 380 350 264 Source: .The response of the respondent has been weighted for their ranks and the sum is calculated the weights being 1 rank – 8 points. 2nd rank – 7 points and so on 8th rank – 1 point .primary data 602 Com fort level 3 Fabric Range Brand Nam e Value for m oney VARIOUS PARAMETERS NOTE: .

as the above given not the weights given by the respondents show that the respondents give more importance to the comfort level and some for the design and all other parameters get clashed with each other when it comes to influencing the respondents for the purchasing the branded men formal wear.16 AWEARNESS LEVEL OF THE RETAILER BRANDS 20 yes no 64 .Inferences: .16 Awareness Of The Retail Brands Retailer No of Percentage brands Respondents Yes No S 64 20 64% 20% [ ] Graph . 9) Are you aware of retailer brands (in-house) ready made formal shirts in India Yes [ ] No Table .

etc.” only 20 respondents said they do not have the awareness of the retailer brands.Inferences: . 10) Are you aware of the manufacturer of the brand’s that you prefer\buy Yes [ ] No Table . BARE.64 of the respondents said they know the few retail brand and the most popular retail brands like “STOP. STORI.17 Awareness Level of the Respondents towards Manufacturers of the Branded Garments Manufact urer of the No of brands Respondents Yes No . 26 58 [ ] Graph .18 .

which might not hold true over a long period of time.very few respondents where aware of the manufacturer of their branded formal readymade wear. The most popular manufacturer mentioned by the respondents was “RAYMOND’S. MUAHARA GARMENTS”.  The Qualitative responses are affected by the mental framework of the respondent at the time of the interview and hence only are approximate.  . And few got confused with shopper stop as the manufacturer. Same with the case of the west side and lifestyle.  The study was done for a short period of time.Awareness Of The Manufacture Of Their Brands yes no Inferences: . LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY As the sample size is small compared to the total population the outcome cannot be generalized.

 With the help of the research we can see that more than 50% of the sample like to purchase the branded garments frequently i. within 6 months i.e. 22 respondents like purchase once in 6 months.000 prefer branded garments  Education is role.Findings The age group 20 – 30 prefer for the branded ready-made garments.  Comparing age group with frequency of purchase shows the result that the age group between 20 – 30 like to purchase more often (once in 3 months)  44 respondents have the moderate preference towards the branded ready-made garments. which helps to identity their preferring with the research we can tell that post-graduates prefer the branded garments.e.000 – 20.  Only few respondents have the low preference towards branded garments (10% of the sample) garments  . 38 respondents like to purchase once in 3 months.  Professional are focused on the branded ready made Respondents having income between 10.

e. 2 said Lesser Choice Of The Design & Colours The research showed 84 respondents like branded garments and other 16 were not interested about he branded garments The awareness level of the various brands of branded formal men wear showed that all are aware of the brands mentioned The most influencing factor to the respondents was their friend i.e. whereas salaried by their colleagues Before going for purchase most of respondents collect the information of the brand through friends and magazines.           . stop. 26 are aware of the manufacture of their brands.). Most of the respondents like to go to factory outlets and exclusive showrooms. Between occupation of the respondents and the influencing factors shows that more students are influenced by their friends. 28 are of 10.000 income groups. 22 respondents said as friends. out of 44 respondents who choose moderate preference. 18 respondents said that other family members influence them. The factors influencing them to choose the brand was asked as the question most of them said the comforts level is more important than anything else. Comparison of the monthly income and level of preference shows that. 64 respondents are awareness of retail brands the most favorite brands are (stori. bare). 26 respondents said that they are highly priced. Reasons for having low preference shows that.000 – 20. Raymond’s India ltd. The most know manufacturer (Mudhra garments. Only few i.

000 – 20.000 the companies should concentrate the customer with lower and higher income also Companies should give good offers and promotional activity and see that the people who are purchasing who are purchasing once in 6 months can start purchasing more frequently   .SUGGESTIONS  With the help of the research we have seen that the age group of 20 – 30 are more preferred towards the branded garments so the companies should treat them as the major target customers for their market  The companies should see that the awareness should be made why because only professional’s and salaried people are more aware of the branded garments As majority of the respondents who prefer branded garments are in income group of 10.

As above said that the respondents are more preferred by the comfort level of the garments. Comparison with age and the frequency of purchase should that only age group 20 – 30 purchase once in 3 months the companies has an opportunity to increase their market share. The companies should see they concentrate on the comfort level more As most of the respondents like to purchase the branded garments for the factory outlets and the exclusive showrooms the companies should see that they open more and more of factory outlets and exclusive showrooms in the major cities. The companies can reduce the prices of the formal wear and see that there are more colours for choice and more design varieties The companies must see that they give more and more information of their products to the customers. As lot of respondents says that the branded garments are highly priced and some feel that they are Lesser Choice of the Design & Colours. The retail manufacturers should see that the awareness level should increases towards the retail brands The manufactures of the branded garments should see the awareness is bought to wards he manufacturer of the branded garments men formal wear       .

The findings and suggestions might help the branded garments companies. Which the companies can take over the problem of the people not purchasing the branded garments and study they influencing factors which influence the customer purchase the particular brand and know what the preferences of the customer and they can capitalize on them to increase the market share. what makes them to purchase and who influences them to purchase the particular brand and what is the level awareness of they people towards the branded readymade garments and what are they various reasons that makes the people not to purchase the branded garments.Conclusion The research above taken place studies the various aspects of the customers before they purchase and after the purchase. .

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000 [ ] 20.000 – 20.Questionnaire Personal details:Name:Age: .000 – 30.< 20 > [ ] Profession:A) Student [ ] class [ ] B) Salaried [ ] C) Professional [ ] D) Business [ ] 20 – 30 [ ] 30 – 40 [ ] 40 E) Others please specify___________ Monthly Family Income:< 10.000 [ ] Educational qualification:Graduate [ ] post-graduate [ ] .000 [ ] Above 30.000 [ ] 10.

go to question No – 3 otherwise go to question No – 4 3) Reasons for having low preference towards branded shirts (You can choose more than one reason) A) Perfect fit not available up to the mark B) Priced high C) Quality not D) Lesser choice of the design & colour E) Restricted availability when compared to cloth availability F) Other’s________________________________________________ 4) Do you prefer branded formal shirts Yes [ ] No [ ] .M.Phil \ PhD \ Post Doctorate [ ] Marital status:Married [ ] un-married [ ] 1) How often do you purchase your clothing? => Once in 3 months => Once in a year => once in 6 months => occasionally 2) Please identify Your level of preference towards branded ready made garments Very high Moderate [ ] [ ] High low [ ] [ ] very low [ ] It the answer for the above question is low/very low.

please end the questionnaire If no go to question No – 8 5) will you prefer different brands when you are buying plain and checks/stripes shirts Yes [ ] No [ ] If yes plain – preferred brand(s)\Strips (or) checks – preferred brand(s) Preferred Plain Strips\check brand(s) s addidas Van Heusen lewis Peter England Excalibur Koutons Indigo Nation Nike Wrangler Hues Park Avenue West side who influences you in your buying decisions of branded formal men wear a) Wife [ ] b) other family members [ ] c) Friends [ ] d) colleagues f) none 7) [ ] [ ] The brand’s that you are aware of 6) e) Others please specify__________ Various brands Addidas Van Heusen lewis Peter England Excalibur Koutons Indigo Nation Nike Wrangler Hues Park Avenue West side Tick .If yes. answer is no.

8) Please identify the source(s) from which you normally collect\get the information regarding the branded men wear T.V Magazines Friends [ ] [ ] [ ] NEWS paper Internet [ ] [ ] 9) Nature of the out let that you prefer for purchasing the branded men wear Exclusive showrooms Factory outlets Other Retail out lets [ ] [ ] [ ] 10) Rank the following factors which influence you to choose the branded men wear (Rank them between 1 to 8) Particulars Price Quality Design Comfort level Fabric Range Brand Name Value for money Rank .

b) ______________ d) ______________ the response of the respondent has been weighted for their ranks and the sum is calculated the weights being 1 rank – 8 points. 2nd rank – 7 points and so on 8th rank – 1 point .11) Are you aware of retailer brands (in-house) ready made formal shirts in India Yes [ ] No [ ] If yes please identify a) ______________ c) ______________ 12) b) ______________ d) ______________ Are you aware of the manufacturer of the brand’s that you prefer\buy Yes [ ] No [ ] If yes please identify a) ______________ c) ______________ .