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India's growth set to outpace China by 2014?

Economists predict that India's growth will outpace China by 2014. But has the apparel industry invested enough in innovation to keep up wit...

Luxury sector taps into online potential

The nuts and bolts of Richemont's acquisition of fast-growing fashion retail website Net-a-Porter are easy enough to understand - but the ra...

Retail expansion: which strategies work best?

Katie Smith | 21 Jul 2011

Faced with constant pressure to expand their businesses, fashion brands and retailers have a number of choices: they can add new merchandise lines, target customers at new price points or in new geographical markets, or attempt all three. But what is the best strategy? A new report from just-style offers advice to apparel brand managers wanting to breath new life into existing portfolios.

Luxury firms must adapt to the ‘new normal’

Leonie Barrie | 30 Oct 2009

Luxury retail has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the global recession, as shoppers increasingly defer new purchases, spend less, or simply trade down to discounts on higher-end brands or fast fashion alternatives. However, amid signs the market is starting to stabilise, retailers are warned the post-recession luxury market will be far different from the one that came before.

Burberry's 'Britishness' translates to sales

Joe Ayling | 17 Jul 2008

With a trademark trench coat, Equestrian Knight logo and registered check pattern, Burberry is dressed for battle in the luxury goods market. This week the group posted healthy quarterly sales growth and is hoping to continue making headway in North America through its quintessentially British appeal. Joe Ayling reports.

Japan heads for new boom in luxury brands | 23 May 2007

The return of the GBP20,000 cocktail – it has diamonds instead of ice – and the GBP60 hamburger to Tokyo, heralds for some a return of the heady days of a very rich Japan and ostentatious consumption once more. It also may mean even greater times for the world’s leading fashion brands says Michael Fitzpatrick.

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Luxury brands in China focus on credentials

Petah Marian | 9 Sep 2013

The Chinese economic landscape has lost some of its lustre in recent months, as consumer confidence wanes on worries about household finances, employment and prices. At the same time, the country's luxury consumers are becoming increasingly sophisticated - which means brands such as Gieves & Hawkes are having to justify their prices with a strong story about their provenance. Petah Marian reports.

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LVMH creates EUR5m fund to offset carbon footprint

Leonie Barrie | 11 Nov 2015

Luxury goods group LVMH has created an internal carbon fund – already valued at over EUR5m (US$5.4m) – aimed at reducing the amount of energy consumed at its production sites and stores.

LVMH boosted by "excellent" fashion growth

Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 2015

An “excellent start to the year” for LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division helped the group post an increase in revenue and profit in its first-half.

LVMH FY boosted by Vuitton’s “strong momentum"

Richard Woodard | 4 Feb 2015

“Strong creative momentum” at Louis Vuitton helped LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division to post a double-digit revenue increase and slight incline in full-year profit.

LVMH investment arm acquires Seafolly swimwear

Katie Smith | 2 Dec 2014

L Capital Asia, the private equity firm backed by luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has acquired a controlling stake in Australian swimwear company Seafolly.

LVMH shareholders approve Hermes share deal

Michelle Russell | 26 Nov 2014

Shareholders of French luxury goods companies LVMH have approved plans to redistribute the shares it holds in Hermès International to end a long-running legal dispute between the two firms.

LVMH to end Hermes share dispute December

Michelle Russell | 3 Nov 2014

French luxury goods companies LVMH has outlined plans to redistribute the shares it holds in Hermès International on 17 December to end a long-running legal dispute between the two firms.

Lelandais steps down as Vivarte chief

Stuart Todd | 31 Oct 2014

Vivarte chairman and CEO Marc Lelandais has stepped down after failing to reach an agreement with the fashion retailer's new shareholders on its future strategy.

LVMH taps Brown as Donna Karan International CEO

Katie Smith | 3 Oct 2014

French luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has tapped former Giorgio Armani executive Caroline Brown as CEO of Donna Karan International.

LVMH and Google join forces to fight online fakes

Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 2014

A long-running legal dispute between luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and search engine Google has come to an end after the two companies said they would instead work together to fight fakes on the Internet.

LVMH and Hermes end shareholding dispute

Katie Smith | 3 Sep 2014

French luxury goods companies LVMH and Hermès have ended a long-running legal dispute over the former's shareholding in the latter.

LVMH H1 fashion and leather profit flat

Katie Smith | 25 Jul 2014

French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton posted flat first-half earnings for its fashion and leather goods division, despite "strong creative momentum" at its Louis Vuitton brand.

Luxury goods market resilient despite tough market

Michelle Russell | 16 May 2014

The global luxury goods sector remains resilient, despite a tougher consumer market, with French luxury goods giant LVMH topping the list of the largest companies in the sector.

LVMH fashion and leather sales climb

Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2014

The fashion and leather goods business of French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton performed better than analyst expectations in the first quarter as sales climbed.

SMCP appoints Ralph Lauren exec as CEO

Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 2014

SMCP Group, which operates the French fashion brands Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot, has appointed former Ralph Lauren international head Daniel Lalonde as CEO.

Mulberry hires group commercial director from LVMH

Katie Smith | 10 Mar 2014

UK luxury fashion company Mulberry Group has appointed Steven Newey to the newly-created role of group commercial director.

LVMH teams with Marco de Vincenzo on new brand

Leonie Barrie | 25 Feb 2014

Luxury company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is setting up a joint venture with Marco De Vincenzo to help the Italian designer develop his own fashion house.

Ralph Lauren hires Hermann to lead luxury growth

Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 2014

Ralph Lauren Corporation is ramping up the global growth and expansion of its luxury business under the guidance of Valérie Hermann, the former CEO of Reed Krakoff.

Christian Dior Group H1 profit rises 2%

Katie Smith | 17 Feb 2014

Luxury firm Christian Dior Group has booked a 2% increase in first-half profit, buoyed by a strong performance at its high-end Couture division.

LVMH FY fashion and leather earnings tumbl

Michelle Russell | 31 Jan 2014

French luxury goods giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton saw earnings decline at its fashion and luxury goods division in fiscal 2013 due to investments in repositioning its Louis Vuitton brand.

Indian luxury market “to treble” in three years

Richard Woodard | 8 Jan 2014

India’s luxury goods market has been largely unaffected by the country’s economic slowdown and is poised to expand threefold in the next three years, according to new research.

Lululemon chairman resigns, Potdevin named CEO

Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2013

Lululemon Athletica founder and chairman Chip Wilson has decided to step down as the Canadian sportswear brand named Laurent Potdevin as its new CEO.

Ralph Lauren int'l president Lalonde leaves

Katie Smith | 9 Dec 2013

Apparel business Ralph Lauren has today (9 December) confirmed the departure of Daniel Lalonde, president of the company's international division.

LVMH names Arnault as Loro Piana chairman

Katie Smith | 6 Dec 2013

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH has named Antoine Arnault chairman of Loro Piana, adding to his existing responsibilities as Berluti chief executive.

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Luxury growth accelerates at Kering and LVMH

Katie Smith | 29 Jul 2013

Luxury goods powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Kering, owner of upmarket brands Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent, both reported accelerated sales growth last week, thanks to higher demand in Europe and Asia.

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LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Global apparel markets: business update, 3rd quarter 2013

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