L.L. Bean, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					L.L. Bean, Inc.

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L.L. Bean, Inc.                                                              Key Employees
                                                                             Name                      Job Title
Fast Facts
                                                                                                      Chief Operating Officer,
                                       3 Campus Dr., Freeport, 04033-0001,   Bob Peixotto
Headquarters Address                                                                                  Senior Vice President
                                       United States of America
                                                                                                      Chief Executive Officer,
                                                                             Christopher J. McCormick
Telephone                              + 1 207 5523028                                                President
                                                                             Daniel Love               Vice President - Finance
Fax                                    + 1 207 5523080
                                                                                                       Senior Vice President -
Website                                www.llbean.com                        Ken Kacere                Retail, General Manager -
                                                                                                       Retail
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          N/A                                   Leon A. Gorman            Chairman

Number of Employees                    9,000                                                           Chief Financial Officer,
                                                                             Mark Fasold
                                                                                                       Senior Vice President
Fiscal Year End                        February

Revenue (in US$ million)               1,440.00
                                                                             Company Overview

                                                                             L.L. Bean, Inc. (LL Bean) is a privately-owned
                                                                             outdoor clothing and equipment retailer. The
                                                                             company’s product range includes pants, shirts,
                                                                             jackets, socks, gloves, boots, hats and weather-
SWOT Analysis                                                                resistant outerwear. In addition, it supplies
                                                                             fitness and camping gear, and equipment for
Strengths                              Weaknesses                            activities such as cycling, flies fishing, hiking and
                                                                             paddling. The company operates 26 stores,
Diversified product portfolio          Geographical concentration            including 14 retail stores and 12 factory outlets,
                                                                             in the US, 20 stores in Japan and 62 stores in
Strong heritage and brand equity       Product recalls                       China. It also serves international customers
                                                                             through English and Japanese language e-retail
Strong multi-channel network                                                 portals and catalogs. LL Bean is headquartered
                                                                             in Freeport, Maine, US.
Opportunities                          Threats
                                                                             Key Competitors
Emerging markets                       Increase in online theft in the US
                                                                             Bass Pro Shops Outdoors Online LLC
Increase in consumer spending in the
                                       Increase in organized retail crime
US                                                                           Cabela’s Incorporated (Ticker: CAB)

Rising popularity of online shopping   Rise in labor wages                   Coldwater Creek, Inc. (Ticker: CWTR)

                                                                             Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. (Ticker: EBHIQ)

                                                                             Recreational Equipment, Inc.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 6
3     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 7
    3.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ....................................................................................................................................7
    3.2      Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................7
    3.3      Weaknesses ...........................................................................................................................................................7
    3.4      Opportunities ..........................................................................................................................................................8
    3.5      Threats ...................................................................................................................................................................8
4     L.L. Bean, Inc. - History ......................................................................................................................... 10
5     L.L. Bean, Inc. - Key Employees ........................................................................................................... 11
6     L.L. Bean, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies........................................................................................ 12
7     L.L. Bean, Inc. - Locations and Subsidiaries ....................................................................................... 13
    7.1      Head Office .............................................................................................................................
				
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