Clariant's first-quarter sales from continuing operations rose 30% in local currencies and 26% in Swiss francs to 1.26 billion Swiss francs, with pricing contributing 16% to growth, the Swiss chemicals group said.
The men’s fashion fair is back, gathering 682 brands in Florence starting this Tuesday. Wales Bonner, Ann Demeulemeester and Soulland will participate as guests of honor. Ukrainain designers will also enjoy a showcase.
The Paris-based company Diptyque, best known for its perfumes and candles, has just appointed Pauline de Rodellec, who previously worked at Guerlain, as its new director of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
A consortium led by India's Reliance Industries could become the front-runner to buy the Boots chain from Walgreens Boots Alliance with the other major bidder reportedly on the verge of walking away from any deal.
The next landmark fashion exhibition to be seen at the V&A in London will focus on Gabrielle Chanel. Opening next year, it will be the first time a major UK museum has dedicated an exhibit to the trailblazing designer.
Luxury businesses have renewed calls for the UK government to reverse its decision to end VAT-free shopping for tourists, saying Britain is losing out to other European countries as big-spenders go elsewhere.
British e-commerce company THG was at the centre of a bid battle on Thursday, rejecting an offer from two investment groups and learning that local entrepreneur Nick Candy was considering making a bid.