Ongoing underperformance at its Australian operations has led to the exit from his group post of Woolworths Holdings’ CEO Ian Moir, the South African company replacing him with an executive from Levi Strauss.
Fashion brands wanting to know how to stage a convincing presentation should have sent an emissary to Alexander McQueen's event this weekend, which was a salutary lesson in combining art, taste and photography.
High-end e-tail giant Yoox Net-A-Porter has named Nisreen Shocair as its CEO, Middle East. She joins with “extensive global retail and e-commerce expertise, holding senior positions in the UAE and New York”.
Luxury brand Trussardi, owned by investment fund QuattroR since February 2019, has reevaluated its distribution and begun a brand revival with a more coherent and premium offer and new creative collaborations.
Lulu Guinness has named Sandra Mertens-Lustig as CEO, effective from January 13. The company's new top executive is a strategic merchandising specialist with a strong CV built up at a raft of well known high-end brands.
High-end leather goods specialist Smythson has reported higher losses in the year to the end of March 2019 with the company saying that its materials costs rose and the trading environment in the UK was tough.
Orders for Paul Smith's collections are growing season by season with the high-end business seeming to have recovered from its troubles of the last decade, its latest results showed. And the firm is upbeat for SS20.