Sales at Maybelline maker L’Oréal fell more sharply than expected in the second quarter, though the French beauty giant managed to contain any major profit erosion as the COVID-19 pandemic forced stores to close.
French luxury group Kering's Q2 comp sales plunged by 43.7% due to the coronavirus. Gucci comp sales fell 45% and Saint Laurent 48%, but recovering Bottega Veneta contained the drop in revenue to only 24.4%
LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, said sales momentum picked up in June and had especially improved in China, after store closures sparked by the pandemic tore a hole in the Louis Vuitton owner’s Q2 sales.
Swiss travel retail giant Dufry AG on Wednesday launched a restructuring programme designed to cut its staff costs as it works to protect its business following the effects of the coronavirus outbreak globally.
Moncler said on Thursday it had signed an agreement with France's Interparfums to start selling perfumes, as it seeks to diversify its brand and lessen the impact of the coronvirus crisis on the luxury goods sector.
Richemont mixed good news with bad on Friday as it delivered its full-year results, with the giant luxury group reporting resurgent demand in China on the reopening of its stores, but also a profits plunge.
The olfactory wardrobe of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Le Vestiaire des Parfums collection has been extended to include two new fragrances inspired by iconic fashion pieces by the great French couturier.
L'Oréal announced on Monday that it predicts a year-over-year decrease of around 5% in its first-quarter sales due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The company also withdrew its annual financial guidance.