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Astrid Wendlandt
07/08/22
Small independent watchmakers are not only winning market share from bigger rivals, they are stealing the show as well. Tired of Watches & Wonders’ high costs and of Richemont’s rule over what is the industry’s biggest annual trade show, a group of audacious watchmakers have set up their own rival event with help from big name rivals Bulgari and Breitling. Called Geneva Watch Days (GWD), the third edition is due to take place Aug. 29-Sept. 1. The event is more relaxed, flexible and open to more participants than Watches & Wonders, industry observers say.
Astrid Wendlandt
31/07/22
China has never made a secret of its ambition to grow its soft power, export its culture and develop its own luxury brands. But to this day, most popular Chinese luxury brands are successful mainly in their home country. Very few have built a global presence and those that have, are usually backed by European luxury groups. But Western money and management are no guarantee of fame and prosperity.
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The Della Valle family is planning to delist Tod’s from Milan’s Borsa Italiana and restructure the Italian leather goods group away from the stock market’s scrutiny. The Della Valle’s holding company has offered to buy Tod’s shares at 40 euros each, or a 20.4 percent premium to the closing share price before the announcement was made on Wednesday, valuing the group at €1.32 billion.

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