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France

Kering reports strong sales growth

Aug 2, 2021 / France
The French-based luxury group announced results for the first half of 2021. Revenue for the period exceeded the levels recorded in 2019, indicating a strong rebound for the Kering group

LVMH to buy majority stake in Off-White

Jul 20, 2021 / France
The international luxury group announced the acquisition of 60% of shares of Off-White LLC, owner of the Off-White brand

Volume of Brazilian footwear exports reaches 2019 levels

Jul 14, 2021 / Brazil
After a year of decline due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazilian footwear sector presents signs of a significant recovery in footwear exports in the first half of 2021

Sustainable Leather Forum programme announced

Jul 12, 2021 / France
The speaker's programme for the third edition of the forum, which aims to discuss the best practices in the French Leather Industry in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility on a social, environmental, and an economic level

LVMH appoints Vanessa Moungar Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Jul 9, 2021 / France
Continuing on its strategy to reaffirm its interest in diversity and inclusion, the French luxury group has just recruited a director of “Diversity and Inclusion”, the Franco-Chadian Vanessa Moungar, known for her commitment to social justice in the world

Vivarte is selling Minelli

Jul 1, 2021 / France
Vivarte has entered exclusive talks to sell its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, the managers of footwear brand San Marina

French Leather Industry re-elects Frank Boehly as President of the Conseil National du Cuir

Jun 30, 2021 / France
Frank Boehly was re-elected as President of the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) and SIC S.A. (the commercial branch of the French Leather Industry) on the 24th of June 2021 during the General Assembly of both bodies. He is now starting a third term at the head of the French leather industry

France Retail: high confidence gives retail good signs

Premium ContentJun 28, 2021 / France
Confidence of both consumers and retailers improved in the last few months in France, contradicting the general expectation of the negative impact of the new lockdowns. Footwear retail, which had a deep fall back in April, improved significantly in May. And good news extend to the online, as lockdowns have favoured the internet sales share against the physical store trade for many categories, with apparel and footwear standing out

LVMH acquires 100% of Emilio Pucci

Jun 24, 2021 / France
The luxury giant, which since 2000 owns 67% of the historic fashion house founded in Florence in 1947, will now take full control of Emilio Pucci as it acquired the remainder shares

Pinterest expands shopping features to more countries

Jun 15, 2021 / United States
Social network Pinterest announced the expansion of their shopping attributes to Australia, Canada, France and Germany. The shopping features were available first in the US and UK

How is COVID-19 impacting footwear retail in different countries?

May 25, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 180 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we bring a summary of our latest Flash Reports focused on some key markets

Brazilian footwear exports on the rise

May 24, 2021 / Brazil
Data released by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, show that footwear exports in the country in April totaled 8.5 million pairs. This represents a 76% increase compared to April 2020

Changes at Kering’s management

May 19, 2021 / France
The France-based luxury group has announced a new position of Director of Strategy and nominated Mélanie Flouquet for the position. Ginevra Elkann is leaving the Board of Directors

Hermès registers robust sales growth

May 14, 2021 / France
In the first quarter of 2021, the group's consolidated revenue amounted to 2.08 billion euros (44% at constant exchange rates and 38% at current exchange rates), thanks to an outstanding performance in Asia and Japan and the upturn in America

Guillaume Motte appointed Deputy CEO of LVMH

May 4, 2021 / France
LVMH is strengthening the management of its Fashion Group division, which gathers brands such as Celine, Givenchy, Loewe, Emilio Pucci, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs and Patou. Executive Director Sidney Toledano will now have the support of Guillaume Motte
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