This paper examines the Scotch whisky market in Thai department stores over a two‐year period and shows their importance to Thai retailing. The paper then finds that the category behaves as both a fast moving consumer goods market and as a luxury market. Product movement is rapid when compared to other luxury good categories and there is some evidence of discounting. The data, derived from a sample of weekly sales through 25 department stores over two years, show differences in distribution, merchandising, and pricing strategy across different chains. The paper concludes by looking at the potential causes of profit differences across these chains.
Mandhachitara, R. and Lockshin, L. (2004), "Fast moving luxury goods: positioning strategies for Scotch whisky in Thai department stores", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 32 No. 6, pp. 312-319. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590550410538015
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