Kering appoints Grégory Boutté as Chief Client and Digital Officer

London, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Grégory Boutté as Chief Client and Digital Officer, effective today. He will report directly to Jean-François Palus, Managing director of Kering, and will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. His responsabilities as Kering’s Chief Client and Digital Officer will be to […]

Kering again the Industry Leader in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index – ‘Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods’ sector

London, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering has been recognised for the 3rd time as the Industry Leader in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in the ‘Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods’ sector. Considered as the standard for measuring corporate sustainability, the DJSI awarded Kering the top score overall for its environmental and social […]

Kering appoints Patrick Pruniaux as the CEO of Swiss watchmaking house Ulysse Nardin

London, 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Patrick Pruniaux as the CEO of Swiss watchmaking house Ulysse Nardin, effective 28 August 2017. He will report to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering Luxury – Watches and Jewellery division. Patrick Pruniaux has many years of experience in the watchmaking industry, both at […]

French luxury group Kering and Alibaba take joint enforcement actions online and offline against infringers

Landmark agreement between the luxury group home to some of the world’s most desired luxury brands and Alibaba’s e-commerce marketplaces PARIS and HANGZHOU, China, 2017-Aug-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — French luxury group Kering, and Alibaba Group and its affiliate Ant Financial Services have come to a groundbreaking agreement to cooperate in their efforts to […]

Kering 1H 2017 results: consolidated revenue: €7,296.2 million, up 28.2% as reported, 26.5% on a comparable basis

London, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — First-half consolidated revenue: €7,296.2 million, up 28.2% as reported, 26.5% on a comparable basis Luxury activities: up 29.7% as reported, 28.3% on a comparable basis Sport & Lifestyle activities: up 16.1% as reported, 14.3% on a comparable basis Recurring operating income: €1,274.1 million, up 57.1% Sharp rise in operating […]

Kering achieved record performance in 1Q 2017

London, 2017-Apr-26 — /EPR Retail News/ —  “Kering achieved a record performance in the first three months of the year, posting a sharp acceleration in sales growth.  Benefitting from somewhat more favorable market conditions, our strong delivery primarily stems from meticulous execution of our strategy and the creative audacity of our Houses. In a climate […]

Kering names Isabelle Huppert as the 2017 face of Women in Motion

London, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering, official partner to the Festival de Cannes, has chosen Isabelle Huppert as the 2017 face of Women in Motion.  For 3 years, Women in Motion has shone a spotlight on women’s contribution to cinema through a series of discussions between major figures from the film world and […]

Kering announced as the first founding anchor partner of the ‘Plug and Play – Fashion for Good’ accelerator

London, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering and Plug and Play announced today that Kering is the first founding anchor partner of the ‘Plug and Play – Fashion for Good’ accelerator, a collaboration with Fashion for Good and the C&A Foundation to fast-track sustainable innovation within the luxury and apparel industries. Via the accelerator, […]

Kering welcomes Fabrizio Malverdi as the CEO of Brioni

London, 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Fabrizio Malverdi as the CEO of Brioni, effective 18 April 2017. Fabrizio Malverdi will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s Group managing director. Fabrizio Malverdi has held management positions in luxury companies including Dior Homme, Givenchy and John Galliano. From 2016, he was CEO […]

Kering announces next phase of its sustainability strategy across its luxury brands

Kering defines a new, sustainable luxury that operates within the “planetary boundaries” Kering sets ambitious 2025 Targets and key milestones to meet over this period Kering’s strategy aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals and includes science-based Targets London, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announced the next phase of its sustainability strategy across its […]

Kering enhances its parental policy for all its employees globally

London, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With effect from 1 January 2017, Kering’s parental policy will allow all the Group’s employees, whatever their personal circumstances or location, a minimum of 14 weeks on full pay for maternity and adoption leave and a minimum of five days on full pay for paternity or partner leave. The […]

Kering and Parsons School of Design launch new design course to measure environmental impact of students’ creations

London, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering and The New School’s Parsons School of Design announced a new collaboration under their long-standing partnership today (27 October 2016), with the launch of a new design curriculum which will leverage the pioneering KERING x PARSONS: EP&L programme pilot and the My EP&L App to measure and better […]

Kering announces the appointment of Cédric Charbit as CEO of Balenciaga

London, 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Cédric Charbit as CEO of the maison Balenciaga, effective 28 November 2016. He will report directly to François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering. Cédric Charbit has been executive vice-president of product and marketing at Yves Saint Laurent since May 2016, a maison he […]

Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane

London, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane, effective 12 October 2016. He will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s Group managing director. Previously strategic marketing and media director of Kering, Nikolas Talonpoika has significant expertise in marketing strategy and brand positioning in […]

Kering announces the appointment of Claus-Dietrich Lahrs as CEO of Bottega Veneta

London, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Claus-Dietrich Lahrs as CEO of Bottega Veneta, effective 4 October 2016. He will replace Carlo Alberto Beretta, who is appointed Kering chief client and marketing officer. Claus-Dietrich Lahrs will report directly to François-Henri Pinault and will be a member of the Group’s executive […]

Kering announces the appointment of Carlo Alberto Beretta in the newly created position of chief client & marketing officer

London, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Carlo Alberto Beretta in the newly created position of chief client & marketing officer of the Group, effective 4 October 2016. He will report directly to François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering, and will remain a member of Kering’s executive committee. In an […]

Kering awarded Gender Equality European & International Standard (GEEIS) label by The Arborus Fund and Bureau Veritas

London, 2016-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Arborus Fund, the leading provider of funding support for gender equality in the workplace in Europe and worldwide,  and Bureau Veritas have awarded Kering the Gender Equality European & International Standard (GEEIS) label, in recognition of the Group’s actions to promote equality between women and men at work. […]

33rd European Heritage Days: Kering invites the public to explore 40, rue de Sèvres on 17 and 18 September 2016

London, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the 33rd European Heritage Days, Kering is inviting the public to explore 40, rue de Sèvres in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, formerly the Laennec Hospital from 1634 to 2000. The listed Historic Monument, now Kering’s and Balenciaga’s head offices, will be open on Saturday 17 and Sunday […]

Kering extends its metal-free tanning technique from leather accessories to crocodilian skins

London, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time in the luxury sector, Kering has extended its metal-free tanning process from leather accessories to crocodilian skins used for watchstraps and produced by Kering’s tannery, France Croco. This innovative tanning technique removes all metals traditionally used in the tanning process to decrease the use of […]

Worn Again joins forces with H&M and Kering to bring a revolutionary innovation in clothing production and recycling

London, Paris, Stockholm, 2015-4-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — After years of searching for a solution to the worldwide problem of textile waste, pioneering start-up Worn Again joins forces with fashion retailer H&M, and luxury, sport & lifestyle Group, Kering, to bring to market a revolutionary innovation in clothing production and recycling. In 2014, the global […]