Once the preserve of gamers, virtual reality (VR) has been seized on by the financial sector as a way of enlivening home working for isolated executives and replicating real-world sales, networking or training events.
Swiss travel retail giant Dufry has agreed to buy the rest of Hudson for $7.70 per share in an all-cash deal worth around $311 million. Dufry currently owns 57.4% of the US firm. This will delist Hudson from the NYSE.
French luxury group Kering's Q2 comp sales plunged by 43.7% due to the coronavirus. Gucci comp sales fell 45% and Saint Laurent 48%, but recovering Bottega Veneta contained the drop in revenue to only 24.4%
LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, said sales momentum picked up in June and had especially improved in China, after store closures sparked by the pandemic tore a hole in the Louis Vuitton owner’s Q2 sales.
Givaudan has closed a facility near Zurich and told roughly 400 employees to work from home after one employee was confirmed infected with the new coronavirus, the Swiss fragrances and flavours maker said on Wednesday.