The application of the four Ps (Product, Price, Promotion, and Place) of marketing revolves mainly around the customers in the target segment. The target segment for any product is that homogeneous group of people which is purported to be the most potential customer for the product. The market follows the Pareto Principle, which says that 80 per cent of the sales come from 20 per cent of the people. Thus, for any product, one of the major tasks of marketers is to identify the group of 20 per cent that gives 80 per cent revenue of that product’s sale to the company. No surprise then that major marketing efforts of companies attempt to attract the most potential group.
This project is an extensive study of the 4Ps analysis of the Garnier products. This detailed study helped us in understanding the Price, Place, Product and Promotion aspect of the Garnier products in the region of study i.e. Greater Noida and Noida. After having done this study we were able to identify the pricing strategies followed by L’Oreal in terms of their product along with their promotional strategy in the NCR region.
This case study also helps in getting an overview of the Indian skin care and hair care market scenario, its growth trends, future prospects and opportunities available.
L'Oreal is one of the most successful International premium brands in India. This French brand came to India in 1991 with its Ultra Doux range of Shampoo through its Agent Laboratories Garnier. In 1994 Laboratories Garnier became the 100% subsidiary of L'Oréal.
In 2000 L’Oreal launched its range of cosmetics in to Indian market. The Indian Cosmetic and skin care market is estimated to be around $300 Million. In this market the Color Cosmetic segment is around Rs 250 crore while the Skin care segment is estimated to be around Rs 400 crore.
L'Oréal's strategy is to evolve Garnier into a master brand, stretching across categories that over the next few years would