As it awaits the conclusion of Richemont's takeover bid, the e-commerce platform's Board of Directors has been renewed, leading to the appointment of Federico Marchetti as CEO, while President Raffaello Napoleone exits.
Yoox Net-A-Porter is in line with its five-year plan and core profit margins will rise 30-70 basis points in 2018, as revenue is lifted by sales through mobiles and in the Middle East, the group’s CEO said on Tuesday.
Yoox Net-a-Porter shareholder Renzo Rosso believes Richemont's bid for full control of the online retailer is of great value, even though he is sorry to see another renowned Italian brand pass under foreign control.
2017 was a good year for YNAP as the high-end e-tailer turned in a record sales performance. It saw net revenues rising 16.9% on a currency-neutral basis, or 11.8% as reported, to hit a massive €2.1 billion.
Mobile orders surged across Yoox Net-A-Porter’s sites for Cyber Weekend with the firm saying they accounted for two-thirds of sales on Sunday. And total orders peaked at more one per second on Black Friday.