What is Christopher Bailey Really Worth to Burberry?

Christopher Bailey | Source: Courtesy

In his new combined role as chief executive and chief creative officer of Burberry, Christopher Bailey has come under fire from investors for his pay package. But what is he really worth to Burberry, and how can he quell the shareholder revolt?

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Burberry Says Second-Half Sales Rise 13 Percent on Online Growth

Burberry Americas Headquarters | Source: Burberry

LONDON, United Kingdom — Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported second-half revenue in line with estimates as digital investments boosted growth, and warned currency moves may hurt profit in the current fiscal year.

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Burberry Designer CEO Shows Shift to Creatives in Luxury

Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Burberry

LONDON, United Kingdom — For years, fashion and luxury-goods companies have resisted putting creative and commercial control in one pair of hands. With the appointment of Christopher Bailey as chief executive officer, Burberry Group Plc aims to prove it can make the formula work.

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Market Pulse | Giving Thanks?

Savigny Luxury Index November 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

Investors are moving away from bigger groups towards smaller brands and American “affordable luxury.” Meanwhile, the jury is still out as to whether the crucial trading period from Thanksgiving to Christmas will deliver strong results, but sentiment remains positive, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Making Sense of Burberry’s Big News

Imran Amed reflects on the surprise news that Angela Ahrendts is leaving her role as Burberry’s chief executive to take up the position of senior vice president of retail and online stores at Apple and will be replaced by Christopher Bailey, who is set to take on the dual title of chief creative and chief executive officer.

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