Sephora to expand retail network, revenue to hit Rs 170 crore next fiscal
Sephora, part of luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA is on course to achieve its set target of Rs 500 crore (approx $77.3 million) by 2020 as it has already crossed Rs 100 crore (approx $15.5 million) for FY 17 and expected to clock Rs 170 crore (approx $26.5 million) next fiscal, said a top company official.
In 2015 when Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd got into a partnership with Sephora the company had said that it aims to achieve Rs 500 crore (approx $77.3 million) turnover in 4-5 years from the cosmetic brand.
Two years into the partnership, Arvind brands has already turned profitable and witnessing double-digit (revenue) growth in the business from its existing 14 stores. The company expects a whopping 70 percent jump in revenue next financial year on the back of its expansion plan.
Arvind brands is likely to add 8 Sephora stores in leading cities across India next year which will take its store count to 22 thereby bringing in more revenue into the company coffers. Sephora will be entering the lucrative metro cities of Hyderabad and Kolkata by March 2018.
“Sephora is a strong brand and is already profitable. The company witnessed a turnover of around Rs 100 crore in FY17 and is likely to report turnover of around Rs 170 crore in FY18,” J Suresh, chief executive officer and managing director of Arvind Lifestyle Brands and Retail, told Financial Express.
Sephora recently also started selling its products online through the brand’s own e-commerce site in partnership with Arvind Internet Limited; however the online contribution to the overall revenue remains to be miniscule.
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