Kering-owned Swiss watch brands Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux said on Monday they were cutting about 100 jobs, or a quarter of their total workforce, after sales were hit by the coronavirus crisis.
Kering, one of the largest luxury groups on the planet, has made financial commitment to fight racism, with contributions to the NAACP and to Campaign Zero – following eight days of protests in multiple American cities.
Kering, the world’s second largest luxury conglomerate, has decided to postpone its annual shareholders meeting, the latest major publicly quoted company in fashion to delay its ASM in the wake of coronavirus.
The new watch industry show, promoted by a pool of brands led by Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, and initially scheduled in Geneva for the end of April, will be held on August 26-29 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The news published by Bloomberg about a possible takeover of the down jacket label by the French luxury group fuelled plenty of speculations. FashionNetwork.com analyses the operation’s potential impact.