The French conglomerate is once again number one in Deloitte's 2017 report on the top 100 luxury companies. Kering rose to 5th place, while Italy boasts the most companies overall, including top-10 member Luxottica.
In sports, it’s all about winning and JD Sports Fashion certainly won the sales/profits race last year. It prospered on the athleisure trend, on digital growth and investment to ensure brands want it to sell their goods.
UK consumer confidence may have dipped in Q4 but it remained higher than a year ago and Millennials in particular were feeling upbeat. Yet there are concerns that confidence could dive this spring, hurting spending.