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PPR ramps up its green profit and loss report

Petah Marian | 16 Nov 2011

French luxury and sporting goods group PPR has revealed the first full set of green accounts for Puma - and says it now plans to roll out environmental profit and loss (EP&L) statements across all of its brands by 2015.


Supply chain weighs on Puma's first green accounts

Joe Ayling | 17 May 2011

Sporting goods company Puma is calling for industry-wide engagement in environmental reporting after parent company PPR Group released its first set of green accounts for the brand as an aside to regular financial reporting.


New Puma boss faces hurdles

Joe Ayling | 28 Oct 2010

Puma is on the lookout for a new chief executive after news that Jochen Zeitz will move upstairs to look after a new sport and lifestyle division being set up by parent PPR Group.

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just-style.com | 23 Aug 2007

Harry Debes’ first year as CEO of Lawson Software was dominated by the company’s merger with Intentia International, in early 2006. Now, 15 months after the deal’s completion, he tells just-style how the firm is leveraging its strength in the fashion sector with some exciting new ERP software developments, to help companies reduce lead times and improve delivery performance.

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Kering hires CEO to expand emerging brands

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2015

French group Kering has appointed Grita Loebsack as CEO of its luxury couture and leather goods' emerging brands.


Thierry Guibert tapped as new Lacoste CEO

Stuart Todd | 19 Jan 2015

Maus Frères Group (MFG) has appointed Thierry Guibert as the new CEO of Lacoste, succeeding José-Luis Duran, who is stepping down after more than five years at the helm.


Sergio Rossi boss Melard exits

Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2014

Sergio Rossi president and CEO Christophe Mélard has stepped down to "follow new professional challenges" outside of the luxury footwear and accessories brand.


Kering in talks to sell La Redoute

Katie Smith | 5 Dec 2013

French luxury goods group Kering, formerly PPR, has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell La Redoute to the mail order unit's existing CEO Nathalie Balla and Eric Courteille, chief administrative officer of parent company Redcats.


Kering invests in Tomas Maier brand

Katie Smith | 19 Nov 2013

Kering (formerly PPR) is stepping up investment in its luxury portfolio by entering into a joint venture with Tomas Maier to develop the US-based brand.


Kering in full-year profit warning

Katie Smith | 14 Nov 2013

Kering has warned its full-year profit will be down "significantly" on the prior year, hurt by one-off charges at Puma and the disposal of its mail order business, La Redoute.


Kering forecasts job cuts at La Redoute

Katie Smith | 31 Oct 2013

French luxury goods group Kering has said it expects the restructuring and sale of its La Redoute mail order business will have a "significant" impact on jobs.


Gucci, Puma weigh on Kering Q3 sales

Katie Smith | 25 Oct 2013

French luxury group Kering (formerly PPR) reported a 1.5% decline in third-quarter revenue, weighed down by its performance at Gucci and at its sportswear brand Puma.


Kering silent on La Redoute disposal

Katie Smith | 22 Oct 2013

French luxury group Kering (formerly PPR) has refused to be drawn on reports that it is looking to invest at least EUR300m (US$410.2m) into La Redoute to try to find a buyer for the mail order business.


Kering takes minority stake in Altuzarra

Petah Marian | 6 Sep 2013

French luxury group Kering is continuing its focus on the luxury sector, taking a minority stake in New York-based women's wear label Altuzarra.


Asia to continue to drive luxury growth

Katie Smith | 15 Aug 2013

Asia, particularly China, will continue to drive growth in the luxury market despite a slight slowdown in recent years, according to new research.


Qatari investors finalise Printemps acquisition

Katie Smith | 1 Aug 2013

Qatar-backed Tamburi Investment Partners (TIP) has completed its acquisition of French department store chain Printemps, in a deal that is estimated to be worth EUR1.8bn (US$2.4bn).


Kering H1 profit plummets on Fnac sale

Katie Smith | 26 Jul 2013

French luxury and sportswear group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent brands, has seen its first-half profit plummet 64% after it was weighed down by a loss on the sale of its entertainment retail chain Fnac.


Kering names De Brettes Christopher Kane CEO

Katie Smith | 25 Jul 2013

French luxury and sportswear group Kering (formerly known as PPR) has appointed Alexandre de Brettes as CEO of its designer brand Christopher Kane.


Kering names sustainability advisory team

Petah Marian | 23 Jul 2013

French luxury group Kering has set up an advisory group to help advise and advance its sustainability strategy.


Kering shortlists buyers for La Redoute?

Katie Smith | 3 Jul 2013

French luxury and sportswear group Kering (formerly known as PPR) has reportedly shortlisted six candidates to buy its Redcats mail order division La Redoute.


PPR completes name change to Kering

Petah Marian | 19 Jun 2013

French luxury group PPR has officially changed its name to Kering, after its AGM yesterday (18 June).


Gucci loses Italian trademark case against Guess

Petah Marian | 7 May 2013

Gucci has lost the latest bout in a trademark battle against Guess in Italy.


Ralph Lauren appoints Lendrum to head US stores

Katie Smith | 7 May 2013

Ralph Lauren has confirmed the appointment of former Gucci executive Laura Lendrum to the position of president of the group's US stores division.


Kering first-quarter revenue edges up

Petah Marian | 26 Apr 2013

French luxury and sportswear group Kering (formerly known as PPR) saw first-quarter revenue edge up 1%, driven by growth in its luxury division.


Volcom to undergo Environmental Profit & Loss

Petah Marian | 11 Apr 2013

Skatewear brand Volcom is set to increase its focus on sustainability, becoming the latest Kering-owned brand to undergo an Environmental Profit and Loss.


Kering sells Vertbaudet and Cyrillus brands

Petah Marian | 5 Apr 2013

French luxury group Kering has closed the sale of its Vertbaudet and Cyrillus children and family clothing brands to the Alpha Private Equity Fund 6 for EUR119m (US$153.9m).


PPR acquires crocodile skin company France Croco

Petah Marian | 25 Mar 2013

French luxury group PPR, which will be renamed Kering in June, has acquired French crocodile skin company France Croco.

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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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