Luxury Consumer Stories

  • The technology trends reshaping luxury

    The technology trends reshaping luxury

  • Adidas revitalizes Stan Smith, creates future sales blueprint

    Adidas revitalizes Stan Smith, creates future sales blueprint

  • L’Oreal adds newest celebrity spokeswoman

    L’Oreal adds newest celebrity spokeswoman

  • The future of fashion in 2017

    The future of fashion in 2017

  • Brown Forman taking over BenRiach Distillery distribution

    Brown Forman taking over BenRiach Distillery distribution

  • Samsonite dreams of an Italian empire

    Samsonite dreams of an Italian empire

  • Zara pushes further into India

    Zara pushes further into India

  • Ulta Beauty picks up YouTube icon’s beauty line

    Ulta Beauty picks up YouTube icon’s beauty line

  • Mandarin Oriental to open second luxury property in Dubai

    Mandarin Oriental to open second luxury property in Dubai

  • Jay Z joins Live Nation family for another decade at $200 million

    Jay Z joins Live Nation family for another decade at $200 million

  • Ctrip sees strong start to 2017

    Ctrip sees strong start to 2017

  • Adidas knocks Nike out of UEFA Europa League

    Adidas knocks Nike out of UEFA Europa League

  • Zalando wants market share over profit

    Zalando wants market share over profit

  • Brown Forman move into… basketball?

    Brown Forman move into… basketball?

  • Disney beats on earnings, misses on revenue

    Disney beats on earnings, misses on revenue

  • Marriott shares soar on back of strong first quarter

    Marriott shares soar on back of strong first quarter

  • Do Millennials love concerts? Check out Live Nation’s results

    Do Millennials love concerts? Check out Live Nation’s results

  • Moncler’s first quarter: +16% revenue

    Moncler’s first quarter: +16% revenue

  • Yoox Net-a-porter beats 1st quarter estimates on revenue

    Yoox Net-a-porter beats 1st quarter estimates on revenue

  • Inditex is Spain’s most valuable company ever

    Inditex is Spain’s most valuable company ever

  • Dufry sees organic growth +7%, driven by Latin America

    Dufry sees organic growth +7%, driven by Latin America

  • Will Coach choose Choo?

    Will Coach choose Choo?

  • Las Vegas Sands turns in best performance since 2008 as Macau improves

    Las Vegas Sands turns in best performance since 2008 as Macau improves

  • Kering shares jump 11% on back of record first quarter sales

    Kering shares jump 11% on back of record first quarter sales

  • New Oriental Education starts turning potent revenue stream into profit

    New Oriental Education starts turning potent revenue stream into profit

  • LVMH to control and simplify Christian Dior

    LVMH to control and simplify Christian Dior

  • Coffee is more popular than ever – and could get more popular due to China

    Coffee is more popular than ever – and could get more popular due to China

  • Adidas release more Kanye West products

    Adidas release more Kanye West products

  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop products to appear on Net-a-porter

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop products to appear on Net-a-porter

  • Social media surprisingly important for luxury watch industry

    Social media surprisingly important for luxury watch industry

  • Disney pushing to retain spot as theme park king

    Disney pushing to retain spot as theme park king

  • Chinese exposure crucial for luxury brands

    Chinese exposure crucial for luxury brands

  • Remy Cointreau posts strong results in Q4, +6% organic growth

    Remy Cointreau posts strong results in Q4, +6% organic growth

  • L’Oreal displays a beautiful start to the year

    L’Oreal displays a beautiful start to the year

  • Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ set to continue global box office

    Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ set to continue global box office

  • Jing Daily: luxury brands should do more to target Chinese consumers

    Jing Daily: luxury brands should do more to target Chinese consumers

  • H&M looks to brand diversification, logistics, for growth

    H&M looks to brand diversification, logistics, for growth

  • Shimano expands operations in South Carolina

    Shimano expands operations in South Carolina

  • Rémy Cointreau goes digital

    Rémy Cointreau goes digital

  • Is Inditex planning to capture a lower price point?

    Is Inditex planning to capture a lower price point?

  • Does Macau uptick mean that Beijing’s over austerity?

    Does Macau uptick mean that Beijing’s over austerity?

  • Marriott rolls out its ‘asset-light’ strategy, selling Starwood properties

    Marriott rolls out its ‘asset-light’ strategy, selling Starwood properties

  • Coach makes offer on Kate Spade

    Coach makes offer on Kate Spade

  • Can Starbucks solve long-lines with automation?

    Can Starbucks solve long-lines with automation?

  • Clubcorp acquires Norbeck Country Club, third purchase of 2017

    Clubcorp acquires Norbeck Country Club, third purchase of 2017

  • H&M deserves credit for investing in a tough environment

    H&M deserves credit for investing in a tough environment

  • Samsonite’s 2016: ‘best results’ since going public

    Samsonite’s 2016: ‘best results’ since going public

  • Pandora launches ‘DO’ campaign encouraging women to live ‘authentically’

    Pandora launches ‘DO’ campaign encouraging women to live ‘authentically’

  • Royal Caribbean get serious about Instagram

    Royal Caribbean get serious about Instagram

  • Live Nation buys yet another iconic event

    Live Nation buys yet another iconic event

Latest Luxury Stories

  • The technology trends reshaping luxury

    The technology trends reshaping luxury

    Luxury, Friday, 26 May 2017

    Luxury brands tend to prioritise craftsmanship, artisanal qualities, and classical ideas of quality. So it’s no surprise that many consumers imagine these brands are less technologically savvy than those of other industries. While it is true that some of the ...
  • Adidas revitalizes Stan Smith, creates future sales blueprint

    Adidas revitalizes Stan Smith, creates future sales blueprint

    Luxury, Thursday, 25 May 2017

    Adidas has big plans for its sneakers, hoping to increase sales by 40 million pairs per year by 2020. If the company succeeds, it will be selling half a billion pairs annually in three years time, focusing on fashion-conscious teens and urban hipsters. And key to ...
  • L’Oreal adds newest celebrity spokeswoman

    L’Oreal adds newest celebrity spokeswoman

    Luxury, Thursday, 25 May 2017

    French luxury cosmetics giant L’Oreal has recently added to its stable of stylish celebrities by appointing Elle Fanning – younger sister of Dakota Fanning – as an international spokeswoman for L’Oreal Paris. The young actress – who has ...
  • The future of fashion in 2017

    The future of fashion in 2017

    Luxury, Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    In fashion, trends come and go. And with the advent of faster internet connections, social media, and fast fashion, those trends have never been as short-lived as they are today. According to Tara Drury, menswear specialist for retail analyst EDITED’s fashion ...
  • Brown Forman taking over BenRiach Distillery distribution

    Brown Forman taking over BenRiach Distillery distribution

    Luxury, Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    In April last year, premium spirits purveyor Brown Forman acquired the BenRiach distillery. This was a well-timed move, allowing the company to capitalize on the growing trend towards dark spirits (and whiskey in particular), and adding a stable of high quality ...
  • Samsonite dreams of an Italian empire

    Samsonite dreams of an Italian empire

    Luxury, Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    Last year saw air traffic in Italy increase by 4.6%, meaning that a record-breaking 164 million passengers took to the air from an Italian airport in 2016. In the rest of the world, numbers grew even more: +6% from 2015 to an enormous 3.7 billion people. For global ...
  • Zara pushes further into India

    Zara pushes further into India

    Luxury, Monday, 22 May 2017

    Spanish fast fashion expert Inditex is looking to make further headway in India through one of its flagship brands, Zara. The popular fashion label is expanding into larger stores in the country, having opened its first such store in Mumbai earlier this month. Where ...
  • Ulta Beauty picks up YouTube icon’s beauty line

    Ulta Beauty picks up YouTube icon’s beauty line

    Luxury, Friday, 19 May 2017

    If you’re over 30, you may not know who “Zoella” is. But to Millennials, she is one of the world’s biggest stars. She was an early breakout sensation of YouTube, where she remains one of the biggest names on the platform, and has since ...
  • Mandarin Oriental to open second luxury property in Dubai

    Mandarin Oriental to open second luxury property in Dubai

    Luxury, Thursday, 18 May 2017

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a second luxury property in Dubai, with opening slated for late 2020. The new location in downtown Dubai will compliment Mandarin’s existing property in the country, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira ...
  • Jay Z joins Live Nation family for another decade at $200 million

    Jay Z joins Live Nation family for another decade at $200 million

    Luxury, Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    Rap superstar Jay Z signed a $150 million, ten-year, deal with concert booking ticket seller Live Nation way back in 2008 – now, he’s signed another one, for another decade, for $200 million. Details are not forthcoming on the particulars of the ...
  • Ctrip sees strong start to 2017

    Ctrip sees strong start to 2017

    Luxury, Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Leading Chinese online travel firm Ctrip reported first quarter figures for 2017 at the end of last week, demonstrating a strong underlying business. Net revenue for the three months ending March 31 rose an incredible 46% from the year-ago quarter to RMB 6.1 ...
  • Adidas knocks Nike out of UEFA Europa League

    Adidas knocks Nike out of UEFA Europa League

    Luxury, Monday, 15 May 2017

    Soccer’s UEFA Europa League is down to its final two teams – Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam. But, despite the final having not yet been played, investors already know the winner: global sporting apparel and footwear brand Adidas. The ongoing ...
  • Zalando wants market share over profit

    Zalando wants market share over profit

    Luxury, Friday, 12 May 2017

    Online fashion retailer Zalando released first quarter earnings for 2017 on Tuesday, and said that it is prioritizing market share over profit growth. The company said sales rose by 23.1% for the three months, meeting its own guidance of a 20% to 25% expansion. ...
  • Brown Forman move into… basketball?

    Brown Forman move into… basketball?

    Luxury, Friday, 12 May 2017

    Spirits distiller Brown Forman, the company behind Jack Daniels, as well as other premium spirits brands, is branching out… into basketball! At least, that’s the comedic premise for its new advert, which can be seen below. Brown Forman branches out ...
  • Disney beats on earnings, misses on revenue

    Disney beats on earnings, misses on revenue

    Luxury, Friday, 12 May 2017

    The Walt Disney Company reported second quarter earnings for 2017 on Tuesday, demonstrating a solid business weathering the oft-talked about storm of cord-cutting. Disney reported a revenue increase of 3% from the year-ago quarter to $13.34 billion, against ...
  • Marriott shares soar on back of strong first quarter

    Marriott shares soar on back of strong first quarter

    Luxury, Thursday, 11 May 2017

    Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel and hospitality group, reported earnings for the first quarter of 2017 this week, wowing investors and sending its stock price up. The company beat earnings estimates significantly, returning $1.01 per share ...
  • Do Millennials love concerts? Check out Live Nation’s results

    Do Millennials love concerts? Check out Live Nation’s results

    Luxury, Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    It is well known that Millennials are all about experiences, not things. And ticket seller Live Nation’s latest set of quarterly earnings demonstrates how true that is of concerts. The company’s earnings and revenue beat Wall Street estimates, and it saw ...
  • Moncler’s first quarter: +16% revenue

    Moncler’s first quarter: +16% revenue

    Luxury, Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Luxury outerwear company Moncler recently released earnings results for the first quarter of 2017, showing a 16% jump in revenue from the first quarter of 2016. In the company’s domestic market of Italy, revenue rose by 7% on a constant currency basis, while ...
  • Yoox Net-a-porter beats 1st quarter estimates on revenue

    Yoox Net-a-porter beats 1st quarter estimates on revenue

    Luxury, Monday, 08 May 2017

    Online luxury fashion retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) posted revenue that beat analysts’ expectations for the first three months of 2017. The company saw a rise of 15.4% in revenue from the year-ago quarter to €515 million, with growth being driven by ...
  • Inditex is Spain’s most valuable company ever

    Inditex is Spain’s most valuable company ever

    Luxury, Monday, 08 May 2017

    Spanish fast-fashion giant Inditex, the owner of brands like Zara and Pull & Bear, has finally become the country’s most valuable company ever. After a three-month surge that has seen its share price appreciate by almost 19%, Inditex has eclipsed the ...
  • Dufry sees organic growth +7%, driven by Latin America

    Dufry sees organic growth +7%, driven by Latin America

    Luxury, Thursday, 04 May 2017

    The world’s largest duty free retailer, Dufry, reported first quarter earnings results on Tuesday, demonstrating a strong forward momentum thanks to increased spending in the United States and Latin America. Organic growth clocked in at 7.2% for the quarter, ...
  • Will Coach choose Choo?

    Will Coach choose Choo?

    Luxury, Wednesday, 03 May 2017

    According to the New York Post, luxury handbag maker Coach is considering an acquisition of Jimmy Choo, a brand famous for its master-crafted shoes. The reports come as Coach is battling with rival Michael Kors to buy Kate Spade. Citing the London Telegraph, the ...
  • Las Vegas Sands turns in best performance since 2008 as Macau improves

    Las Vegas Sands turns in best performance since 2008 as Macau improves

    Luxury, Tuesday, 02 May 2017

    Gaming giant Las Vegas Sands beat expectations as it reported first quarter earnings for 2017 last week. The company turned in its best quarter since 2008, according to Sheldon Adelson, its chairman and chief executive officer. This is a clear indication of the ...
  • Kering shares jump 11% on back of record first quarter sales

    Kering shares jump 11% on back of record first quarter sales

    Luxury, Friday, 28 April 2017

    Kering, the luxury powerhouse behind Gucci and other brands, reported record sales for the first quarter that saw its share price rise by an incredible 11%. Revenue rose by 31.2% thanks to a 34% increase in sales (both from the previous year), setting a new record ...
  • New Oriental Education starts turning potent revenue stream into profit

    New Oriental Education starts turning potent revenue stream into profit

    Luxury, Thursday, 27 April 2017

    New Oriental Education’s decision to target its programs towards after-school tutoring for younger Chinese is finally paying off. The company took the decision to focus on this segment a few years back, but while the transition has resulted in significant ...
  • LVMH to control and simplify Christian Dior

    LVMH to control and simplify Christian Dior

    Luxury, Thursday, 27 April 2017

    The world’s largest luxury company, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), is taking control of iconic fashion house Christian Dior. The deal, completed for €12.1 billion, will see LVMH’s chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault cough up a combination of ...
  • Coffee is more popular than ever – and could get more popular due to China

    Coffee is more popular than ever – and could get more popular due to China

    Luxury, Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    Coffee popularity is at an all-time high. Consumers in Europe are the biggest drinkers, followed by the U.S., but another huge market is opening up in what was once tea-drinking country: China. Given that Chinese demand is expanding quickly, and that the biggest ...
  • Adidas release more Kanye West products

    Adidas release more Kanye West products

    Luxury, Wednesday, 26 April 2017

    Adidas has been making significant inroads against other players in the U.S. footwear and athletic apparel segments. While Nike remains in a strong position, smaller players like Under Armour have fallen by the wayside: right now, it’s a two-horse race. ...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop products to appear on Net-a-porter

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop products to appear on Net-a-porter

    Luxury, Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    There was a time when Gwyneth Paltrow was ‘just’ a Hollywood actress. Then, there was a time when she was a Hollywood actress and a country music singer. Now, she is a Hollywood actress, a country music singer, and a businesswomen who sells an organic, ...
  • Social media surprisingly important for luxury watch industry

    Social media surprisingly important for luxury watch industry

    Luxury, Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    If one finding surprises you this April, it should be this one: social media has proved to be a vital component in marketing luxury watches. According to the WorldWatchReport™ social traffic has “one of the highest purchase intents with 13% of social ...
  • Disney pushing to retain spot as theme park king

    Disney pushing to retain spot as theme park king

    Luxury, Monday, 24 April 2017

    The Walt Disney Company spent five decades as the de-facto king of the theme park world, with competitors like Time Warner and Viacom failing to find success in the sector. But 2010 saw a new challenger enter the arena: Universal Studios and Harry Potter. The ...
  • Chinese exposure crucial for luxury brands

    Chinese exposure crucial for luxury brands

    Luxury, Friday, 21 April 2017

    It has become almost bring to state that Chinese consumers power luxury spending worldwide, but the extent to which that is true – and the reason behind it – remain absolutely vital for a solid understanding of luxury retail. Globally, the Chinese ...
  • Remy Cointreau posts strong results in Q4, +6% organic growth

    Remy Cointreau posts strong results in Q4, +6% organic growth

    Luxury, Friday, 21 April 2017

    International spirits market leader Remy Cointreau posted strong results this month, demonstrating forward momentum in Asia and stabilization in its biggest market, North America. The company saw organic growth of 6%, with organic growth of the group’s own ...
  • L’Oreal displays a beautiful start to the year

    L’Oreal displays a beautiful start to the year

    Luxury, Thursday, 20 April 2017

    While mass-market and professional products seem to have had a relatively slow start to the year, French beauty giant L’Oreal has managed to buck this trend and deliver strong performance in the first quarter of 2017. Demand for brands like Kiehl’s ...
  • Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ set to continue global box office

    Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ set to continue global box office

    Luxury, Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Entertainment powerhouse The Walt Disney Company has released details over the next film in its hyper-lucrative Star Wars franchise. We have long known it was slated for release in December this year, but now we know more: it will be called The Last Jedi; various ...
  • Jing Daily: luxury brands should do more to target Chinese consumers

    Jing Daily: luxury brands should do more to target Chinese consumers

    Luxury, Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    According to a report on Jing Daily, the leading digital publication on luxury consumer trends in China, luxury brands worldwide should be doing more to target Chinese consumers. They cite media company Kinetic, which analysed the global luxury shopping market in an ...
  • H&M looks to brand diversification, logistics, for growth

    H&M looks to brand diversification, logistics, for growth

    Luxury, Thursday, 13 April 2017

    H&M saw its shares fall to their lowest levels in four years this March, as it reported inventory levels that had risen by 30% year-on-year. Partly, this is the result of strong competition from rivals like Inditex and Primark. And partly it’s the result ...
  • Shimano expands operations in South Carolina

    Shimano expands operations in South Carolina

    Luxury, Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    Shimano Inc., the Japanese components maker for bicycles and fishing equipment, is investing in a 22,000 square-foot facility in South Carolina. This will be the company’s second expansion in the area, after opening its Charleston County distribution center in ...
  • Rémy Cointreau goes digital

    Rémy Cointreau goes digital

    Luxury, Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    French luxury liquor group Rémy Cointreau has a history that predates the French Revolution, and has seen it transform itself numerous times to capture consumers’ attention. The latest transformation in this 300-year history is to embrace the digital ...
  • Is Inditex planning to capture a lower price point?

    Is Inditex planning to capture a lower price point?

    Luxury, Monday, 10 April 2017

    Inditex has a big group of recognizable brands under its company umbrella, including names like Zara, Pull & Bear, and Massimo Dutti. But one brand you may not have heard of is Lefties. Originally started as an outlet for Zara leftovers in 1993, the brand now ...
  • Does Macau uptick mean that Beijing’s over austerity?

    Does Macau uptick mean that Beijing’s over austerity?

    Luxury, Friday, 07 April 2017

    Ask any luxury investor what they think of President Xi Jinping’s austerity drive, and you are likely to wish your kids weren’t present. In an effort to reduce the scale of corruption in the country, Xi embarked on a program that would outlaw the ...
  • Marriott rolls out its ‘asset-light’ strategy, selling Starwood properties

    Marriott rolls out its ‘asset-light’ strategy, selling Starwood properties

    Luxury, Thursday, 06 April 2017

    Marriott International, the world’s largest hotelier with 30 brands and 6,000 hotels globally, is becoming famous within the industry for its “asset-light” management model. What this means is, Marriott prefers to not own real estate, but rather ...
  • Coach makes offer on Kate Spade

    Coach makes offer on Kate Spade

    Luxury, Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    Luxury fashion company Coach made an offer last week to acquire handbag and accessory maker Kate Spade. Speaking on condition of anonymity to CNBC, three people claimed that the latter company would mull the offer over for the next few weeks before engaging further. ...
  • Can Starbucks solve long-lines with automation?

    Can Starbucks solve long-lines with automation?

    Luxury, Tuesday, 04 April 2017

    Starbucks’ Mobile Order and Pay app has been so successful that the company’s stores can’t keep up with the demand it’s generating. This is a bittersweet problem for the coffeehouse market leader: on the one hand, they don’t want ...
  • Clubcorp acquires Norbeck Country Club, third purchase of 2017

    Clubcorp acquires Norbeck Country Club, third purchase of 2017

    Luxury, Monday, 03 April 2017

    World leader in private clubs, ClubCorp, is having a busy year: just three months into 2017, and the company has already made as many acquisitions! It’s third acquisition, announced in March, is Norbeck Country Club. The club sits on 198 scenic acres with an ...
  • H&M deserves credit for investing in a tough environment

    H&M deserves credit for investing in a tough environment

    Luxury, Friday, 31 March 2017

    It has been a difficult landscape for fashionable clothing retailers recently, so H&M should be commended for having the bravery to invest in itself. In an effort to diversify away from cheap competitors – Primark and Boohoo.com – the company is ...
  • Samsonite’s 2016: ‘best results’ since going public

    Samsonite’s 2016: ‘best results’ since going public

    Luxury, Friday, 31 March 2017

    Earlier in the month, world-leading luggage maker Samsonite posted full-year results for 2016 which saw a 30% rise in profit, and led the company’s chairman to claim they were the ‘best results’ Samsonite had seen since going public in 2011. The ...
  • Pandora launches ‘DO’ campaign encouraging women to live ‘authentically’

    Pandora launches ‘DO’ campaign encouraging women to live ‘authentically’

    Luxury, Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Danish jeweler Pandora is hoping to connect with women the world over through its new marketing campaign, simply titled ‘DO’. The message behind the campaign is one of authentic living. The company is hoping to encourage women to be honest about who they ...
  • Royal Caribbean get serious about Instagram

    Royal Caribbean get serious about Instagram

    Luxury, Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Global cruise market leader Royal Caribbean is taking social media seriously.  It has recently promised to let veteran Instagrammers travel for free in exchange for social media exposure. So, if you’re one of the many people addicted to the app, get ...
  • Live Nation buys yet another iconic event

    Live Nation buys yet another iconic event

    Luxury, Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Luxury event ticket seller Live Nation has been expanding rapidly by getting its hands on some of the biggest festivals in the world. But this time, it’s outdone itself. The company’s latest deal, concluded earlier this month, will see it become the ...