Articles Tagged ‘Milton Pedraza’


High-end spirit brands facing disruption from new players: study

January 13, 2014

Balvenie beat out other high-end scotches and Patron rose to the top of tequilas in the latest Luxury Brands Status Index 2014 from The Luxury Institute.

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Piaget introduces innovative watch movement via mobile app

November 21, 2013

Richemont-owned Piaget is sharing the secrets of watchmaking with enthusiasts through a new mobile application that explores the ultra-thin complications developed by the brand for its Minute Repeater wristwatch.

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How should Barneys handle its PR crisis?

November 19, 2013

Since late October, Barneys has been battling a PR nightmare that hit just in time for the holidays.

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Louis Vuitton briskly transitions to Nicolas Ghesquière as creative director

November 5, 2013

LVMH’s Louis Vuitton has acquired Balenciaga’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière Nov. 4 as artistic director of its women’s collections to fill the gap left by Marc Jacobs.

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US resilience propels 4pc luxury spending growth: Bain

October 30, 2013

The Americas are expected to surpass China in terms of luxury goods spending growth, while global revenue will climb an estimated two percent to $299 billion, according to a new study by Bain & Co.

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Strategy emerges from customer culture: Luxury Institute CEO

September 25, 2013

NEW YORK – The CEO of The Luxury Institute at the Luxury Interactive 2013 conference said that luxury brands should focus on building a culture of relationship building and sales will follow.

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Will new owners bring Neiman Marcus and Saks into the future of retail?

September 10, 2013

The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. was purchased for $6 billion by investment firm Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Sept. 9, which makes this the second United States-based department store after Saks Fifth Avenue that has new Canadian owners.

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When is product expansion too big a risk?

August 16, 2013

Many luxury brands have branched out into new product categories, but the products must be well designed and well made to convince consumers that the purchase is worthwhile, experts say.

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Swatch Group’s back-pedaling productions slowed by Comco

July 16, 2013

Swatch Group’s recent distribution limitation of certain mechanical movements and assortments by the Swiss Federal Competition Commission, or Comco, allows rival watchmakers to continue operations largely unimpeded and without any urgent reason to research and develop their own production techniques.

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LVMH purchase of Loro Piana to yield global cashmere dominance

July 10, 2013

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $2.6 billion deal for 80 percent control of Italian cashmere giant Loro Piana will give the French luxury conglomerate an iron lock on the entire supply chain.

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