Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Coach Continues With Its Innovation Stride

Coach Inc. (COH) recently announced that they will launch innovative limited edition series of their products, starting with a partnership with the Peanuts comic strip. The management has declared that characters from the Peanuts comic strip created by the late Charles Schulz will be the first theme in a series of limited edition projects initiated by Coach. Let's dive in and find out what sort of innovation is around the corner.

What is the new strategy

Coach will launch the products at Colette in Paris and afterward would be available through its website. The collection would range from bags and small accessories to black leather Snoopy dolls being offered on its website. The collection would be embossed with the popular Peanuts characters.

COH's executive creative director explained the idea behind this launch – "Coach has, for so many years, been an American institution so it seems fitting to honor that heritage with iconography that captures moments in American pop culture …. Peanuts and Snoopy were a rite of passage for a generation and continue to be so emotive. I was intrigued by the idea of taking that image and playfulness but subverting it. A rebellious spirit is contrasted with reassuringly natural Coach leather to create something unexpected."

Coach has been struggling with its financial numbers and is adopting strategies to put the company on the road to improve its brand image. The management urges to reset the company's branding from an "accessible luxury" brand to a "modern luxury" brand. This innovative step is a part of the new strategy taken by the management to grow both its top and bottom line.

A huge positive for the financials

COH is a highly profitable company

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