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Comité Colbert's Bénédicte Epinay: “The crisis has been a catalyst for French luxury”

Interview

Comité Colbert's Bénédicte Epinay: “The crisis has been a catalyst for French luxury”

Bénédicte Epinay was named President & CEO of French luxury association Comité Colbert in December 2019, on the eve of the global health pandemic. One year on, the Comité is launching its first advertising campaign aimed at promoting the values[…]

03/17/2021 |
Stoelzle to debut US production with purchase of Anchor Hocking Glass site

Stoelzle to debut US production with purchase of Anchor Hocking Glass site

With its acquisition of Anchor Hocking Glass Company’s glassworks in Pennsylvania, Austria’s Stoelzle Glass Group is expanding its global footprint into North America. On March 1st, Stoelzle Glass Group bought Anchor Hocking Glass Company’s[…]

03/05/2021 | Corporate strategy
La Rochère 1475 glassworks acquired by Tourres & Cie

La Rochère 1475 glassworks acquired by Tourres & Cie

Tourres & Cie, owner of Waltersperger, has purchased centuries-old French glassworks La Rochère 1475. The holding company, along with La Rochère’s co-investors, is looking to create synergies between the two historic glass specialists. Nearly[…]

03/03/2021 |
Analysis: France’s perfumery glassmakers in crisis times

Analysis: France’s perfumery glassmakers in crisis times

As the health crisis continues to cripple the fragrance market, France’s luxury perfumery glassmakers are on the front lines. We spoke to executives from leading suppliers Pochet du Courval, Verescence, Stoelzle, Zignago Brosse and Waltersperger[…]

02/23/2021
Taking stock in the glass industry: crisis, innovation & sustainability

Dossier

Taking stock in the glass industry: crisis, innovation & sustainability

In the world of luxury packaging, glass has long been king. In our monthly Dossier, we take an in-depth look at how the health crisis is impacting glassmakers, what could be put into place to boost the sector's profitability and what is in the[…]

02/15/2021 | Corporate strategyCSR
Stoelzle opens premium spirits activity at Masnières site

Stoelzle opens premium spirits activity at Masnières site

Just one month after Stoelzle Masnières fired up its new furnace, the Austrian glassmaker is poised to launch the production of bottles and carafes for the premium spirits market at its historic French glassworks. Following the opening of its[…]

02/03/2021 |
From the Editor’s Desk: French beauty industry voices support for local glassmakers, but at what cost?

From the Editor’s Desk: French beauty industry voices support for local glassmakers, but at what cost?

With the first anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic's onset fast approaching, the luxury industry is surveying the damage done in 2020, and worriedly looking to its perspectives in 2021. Behind these companies, an entire supply chain is[…]

China’s luxury market share almost doubles in 2020

China’s luxury market share almost doubles in 2020

The luxury-goods market in mainland China is forecast to grow 48% to almost $53.6bn in 2020 with leather goods and jewelry the most in-demand categories, according to a report from Bain & Company and Tmall. Boosted by an increase in domestic[…]

01/06/2021 |
Northern Europe's paperboard suppliers look to greener pastures

Northern Europe's paperboard suppliers look to greener pastures

In an increasingly competitive market, paperboard’s Nordic pioneers are developing increasingly sustainable, plastic-free premium materials to offer luxury brands solutions that are both elegant and renewable. The next step? Integrating a[…]

11/02/2020
Luxury takes off as China’s economy bounces back

Luxury takes off as China’s economy bounces back

China’s GDP grew 4.9% year-on-year in the third quarter as it continues to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic, figures from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics show, yet recovery in retail consumption has been slower. The luxury[…]

10/20/2020 |