Euro zone retail sales plunged more than expected in June as prices at factory gates continued to rise, data showed Wednesday, signalling a weakness in consumer demand that could herald a recession in H2.
SMCP unveiled an all-time H1 sales record with its results on the first day of August, driven by “strong momentum in Europe and Americas”, something other premium and luxury firms have also talked of.
Cosmetics giant Estée Lauder Cos Inc is reportedly in talks to acquire ultra-luxury brand Tom Ford. If it does, it could be a $3 billion deal, the Wall Street Journal said at the start of August, citing sources.
The Italian fashion group, owner of Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Pollini, closed H1 2022 with a gross operating margin (EBITDA) of €20.9 million and a net profit of €2.9 million, down from €13.3 million in 2021.
Luxury outerwear giant Moncler has reported a currency-neutral 46% surge in sales for the first half of 2022, helped by growth in both the US and Europe even though key luxury market China saw a slowdown.
After recently acquiring Byredo, the Spanish group has once again reached for its wallet and acquired a majority stake in the natural cosmetics firm founded by Johana Sanint, who will remain at the helm of the brand.