$4.553 billion (2016)
How they do it: Levi’s allows independent entrepreneurs to open a Levi’s store for them. This is avaivable in strategic markets for Levi’s in which the penetration of the brand is not saturated yet. In addition entrepreneurs have to fulfill several other qualifications in order to be considered as a franchising partner (e.g. experience and capital). When running the store, Levi’s requires an initial franchise, advertising and royalty fees.
How they do it: Levi’s is not designing and manufacturing new products for all its brands on its own but has several geography and brand based licensing deals in place. This allows a 3rd party to design, produce and distribute clothing under one of the Levi’s brands.
How they do it: Levi’s engaged in two types of mass customization of their denim jeans. The first initiative was aimed at in-store customers who could get a customized version of jeans fitting an individual’s proportions using digital technology. The second type was to let customers online determine their ”Curve ID”, meaning one of several body types to find the ideal fitting jeans opposed to an one-size-fits-all approach.
How they do it: In large department stores, Levi’s products presented in a shop-in-shop. This allows the company to determine the presentation of their products and lead to more exposed brand.