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The greatest environmental threats for A&F

Abercrombie & Fitch has been known for not being very diverse. They were striving for a certain look and style. There clothes mainly consisted of young white male and females with nice bodies, beautiful hair and shapes that fit their tiny clothes. Entering in A&F store, as you look on the walls, you would notice that the models all have the same look. A&F was known for hiring associates that also fit that look. A&F was also known for not hiring minorities and if they were hired it would be for stocking or closing up store. A&F was known for this practice and really didn’t mind the lost of not having the minority business, which prompt lawsuits to the company and drew attention to them, but this did not stop A&F. A&F also prevented to the sales of potential clients by racial profiling with the expensive of clothing.

The greatest opportunities available in the marketplace for A&F to pursue

A&F specializes in casual wear in marketing the younger generation in buying their products. They should pursue the older generation in finding out exactly what they are looking for and try to meet that need. The company could be more tolerant to the older generation. A&F will understand the need of the younger generation but to get an handle on the need of the older generation from the ages of 35-50 are not old but to maintain the in style look for that generation.
Hitt,Ireland, Hoskisson states:
Demographics began to shift the baby boom generation was aging. Those specialty apparel retailers who appealed mostly to teenagers realized that they needed to hold on to their consumer as they entered their twenties. A&F, AEOS, and even the Gap began to open, with varying degrees of success, stores that targeted an older demographic (2009, p. 26).

A&F’s greatest organizational strengths

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