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Haute couture spirits: Spirit-Brothers details plans to double its turnover

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Haute couture spirits: Spirit-Brothers details plans to double its turnover

Former Moët Hennessy Managing Director and Stoli Group CEO Hugues Pietrini founded Spirit-Brothers in 2020. Focused on small-batch, artisanal production, the latest addition to the French luxury spirits company’s portfolio is Celosa rosé...

01/16/2023 | Trends
Customizing packaging at Hennessy’s first European travel-retail store

Customizing packaging at Hennessy’s first European travel-retail store

The LVMH-owned cognac brand’s store at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport features some of its most iconic packaging collaborations as well as the Hennessy Hands personalization workshop.Hennessy has opened its first store in European travel...

01/13/2023 | Consumer trends
What beauty segments are the refill champions in France?

What beauty segments are the refill champions in France?

Sales of refillable beauty products and their refills across France’s selective perfumery channel are dynamic, says The NPD Group. In addition to the more mature refillable fragrance segment, refillable make-up has logged the strongest...

01/05/2023 | Trends
Special Report: Environmental concerns in the International Year of Glass

Special Report: Environmental concerns in the International Year of Glass

During the 2022 International Year of Glass, the repercussions of the global pandemic and the war in Ukraine became acutely relevant. The glass industry’s roadmap was focused on cementing the material’s position in the race for more...

12/20/2022 | Corporate strategyCSR
What's behind Bain & Altagamma's global luxury market 21% growth forecast for 2022?

What's behind Bain & Altagamma's global luxury market 21% growth forecast for 2022?

Gen Y and Gen Z continue to lead growth in the global luxury goods market, which is set to increase by 21% to reach €1.4 trillion in 2022. While the US and Europe remain major markets, South-east Asia and South Korea stand out for their...

11/29/2022 |
A closer look: French fashion & reshoring

A closer look: French fashion & reshoring

According to the Institut Français de la Mode, of the €30bn worth of clothing purchased in France in 2019, only 3% was made in France.“Although it spills a lot of ink, relocating clothing production in France is, in my opinion, rare,...

07/28/2022 | Regional focus

Luxury is back in business with 7% growth in 2021

Luxury is back in business with 7% growth in 2021

The personal luxury-goods segment reported vibrant growth in 2021 as markets rebounded from the global health pandemic. Worldwide value sales reached €288bn in 2021, or +7%, according to a new report from Bain & Company and this upward...

07/07/2022 |
L’Oréal and Emotiv tap neural responses to facilitate fragrance selection

L’Oréal and Emotiv tap neural responses to facilitate fragrance selection

Testing fragrances in-store is about to become a bit more futuristic. Beauty group L’Oréal is partnering with tech company Emotiv to equip Yves Saint Laurent flagship stores with a device that will record consumers’ neural response to...

Assessing the impact: How will the war in Ukraine affect the packaging supply chain?

Assessing the impact: How will the war in Ukraine affect the packaging supply chain?

Store closures, idling factories, energy and raw material shortages and rising costs… The chain of events set off by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing shockwaves throughout the luxury market. Is the packaging supply chain at risk...

03/10/2022 | Strategy
Flexi-Hex: how packaging designed for surfboards is conquering wines, spirits and beauty

Flexi-Hex: how packaging designed for surfboards is conquering wines, spirits and beauty

UK-based Flexi-Hex set out to ban plastics from packaging with its paper-based e-commerce and gifting solutions that combine functionality and aesthetics. Its flexible honeycomb packaging has proved popular among luxury wines and spirits...

02/09/2022 | Sustainability