Burberry CEO: China’s 2012 Luxury Slowdown May Not Be Temporary

Burberry Advertising Campaign | Source: Burberry

PARIS, France — China's slowdown last year was perhaps more than just a passing phase for the luxury goods sector, the head of British fashion house Burberry told French newspaper Les Echos in an interview published on Monday.

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Airport Retail Flying High

Dior concession at London Heathrow Airport | Source: Heathrow Airport

Once a profitable but rarely discussed sideline business, airside retail is now a highly lucrative, core component of a successful luxury strategy and airport operators are innovating to take sales even higher. BoF investigates.

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CEO Talk | Angela Ahrendts on Burberry’s Connected Culture

Angela Ahrendts | Photo: Michael Hemy for BoF

In a BoF Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company’s connected culture as the company launches its first fragrance since taking its beauty business in house earlier this year.

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Long Overlooked, the Flourishing Philippines

Jacket and tie in the Philippines' national colours | Source: Ayala Land, Inc.

The Philippines has long been overshadowed by its larger neighbours and underestimated by international fashion brands. Now the country is reporting faster economic growth than China. BoF reports.

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Burberry Reiterates Outlook as Quarterly Sales Exceed Estimates

Burberry Americas Headquarters | Source: Burberry

LONDON, United Kingdom — Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, reiterated its forecasts for the year after sales of its spring-summer collection lifted first- quarter retail revenue more than analysts estimated.

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Burberry Profit Exceeds Expectations as Revenue Surges in Asia

Burberry A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

LONDON, United Kingdom — Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported full-year profit that beat analysts’ estimates, boosted by strong demand in China and Hong Kong, and raised its dividend 16 percent to 29 pence a share.

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