Coach Inc. in 2012: Itâs Strategy in the âAccessibleâ Luxury Goods MarketCASE7ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS1. What are the defining characteristics of the luxury goods industry? What is the industry like?2. What is competition like in the luxury goods industry? What competitive forces seem to have the greatest effect on industry attractiveness? What are the competitive weapons that rivals are using to try to outmaneuver one another in the marketplace? Is the pace of rivalry quickening and becoming more intense? Why or why not?3. How is the market for luxury handbags and leather accessories changing? What are the underlying drivers of change and how might those driving forces change the industry?4. What key factors determine the success of makers of fine ladies handbags and leather accessories?5. What is Coachâs strategy to compete in the ladies handbag and leather accessories industry? Has the companyâs competitive strategy yielded a sustainable competitive advantage? If so, has that advantage translated into superior financial and market performance?6. What are the strengths and weaknesses of Coach Inc.? What competencies and capabilities does it have that its chief rivals donât have? What new market opportunities does Coach have? What threats do you see to the companyâs future well-being?7. What recommendations would you make to Lew Frankfort to improve the companyâs competitive position in the industry and its financial and market performance?