Case Study

Pinault-Printemps-Redoute: Corporate management of a rapidly expanding international group

40 pages
April 2000
Reference: IMD-3-0868

This case explores the different corporate management procedures and processes within the E19 billion Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR) group. The Group’s culture, values, human resource policies, corporate university, financial reporting system, planning procedures, synergy management and international acquisition policy are discussed, both from the point of view of the PPR staff at the central office and from the point of view of the Presidents of the companies within the Group. The case also overviews the companies within the Group: Rexel, Redcats, Fnac, Conforama, CFAO, Guilbert, Pinault Distribution, Printemps, Finaref and Gucci. PPR was facing the challenge of managing a rapidly expanding Group with ambitious growth objectives for the future. How would PPR cope with the growing internationalization of what was formerly a French Group? What role would e-commerce play in the future? How could PPR manage its expanding customer base more efficiently?

Corporate Management, Holdings, Distribution
Field Research
© 2000
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