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How LVMH Became A $500 Billion Luxury Powerhouse

How LVMH Became A $500 Billion Luxury Powerhouse

How LVMH Became A $500 Billion Luxury Powerhouse

The luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton controls 75 Maisons, or brands, including Tiffany & Co., Sephora, Dior, Givenchy and TAG Heuer. At the helm of the luxury empire is the richest person in the world, Bernard Arnault, whose five children all hold senior executive roles within the company. With a keen eye for luxury, ruthless negotiation skills and an effective business acumen, Arnault has acquired some of the biggest names in the world. Most recently, in 2021, the company bought Tiffany & Co. for $15.8 billion after a bitter dispute about price due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to salvage the luxury sector’s biggest-ever deal. Though most companies struggled during the pandemic, LVMH’s stock steadily rose while it continued to report record revenue year after year as wealthy consumers participated in what McKinsey & Co. called “revenge spending.” For the first quarter of 2023, LVMH reported a 17% increase in revenue from the same period a year earlier. The Asia market, which had seen the most significant drop due to Covid-19 closures, had a 14% rise in revenue after an 8% decrease in the fourth quarter of 2022. In April 2023, LVMH became the first European company to surpass $500 billion in market value.

04:43 – Misidentified Frédéric Arnault’s photo for Jean Arnault.
17:08 – Cheval Blanc Maisons and Bulgari Hotels were existing brands in the LVMH portfolio at the time of the 2019 Belmond acquisition.

Produced Shot and Edited by: Jade Tungul, Natalie Rice
Animation: Christina Locopo, Alexander Wood
Senior Managing Producer: Tala Hadavi
Additional Camera by: Shawn Baldwin
Additional Footage: Getty Images, LVMH, Reuters
Additional Sources: LVMH, Richmont, Kering, IBISWorld, McKinsey & Company

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How LVMH Became A $500 Billion Luxury Powerhouse


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    at 1:51 you're showing saint laurent which is owned by kering and ain't LVMH…

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    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
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  • 10 Things You Should Know Reply

    🎯 Key Takeaways for quick navigation:

    00:00 🏢 LVMH, a luxury conglomerate, houses iconic brands like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.
    00:29 📈 LVMH consistently posts record revenue, reaching $86.3B in 2022, up 23% from 2021.
    01:22 👑 Bernard Arnault, world's richest man, leads LVMH, excelling in luxury even during the pandemic.
    02:26 🌍 LVMH's history traces back to 1837, growing through acquisitions and retaining brand uniqueness.
    03:56 🤝 Arnault's smart acquisitions, strategic leadership, and understanding of luxury drive LVMH's growth.
    05:53 💼 LVMH's portfolio expanded through billion-dollar acquisitions, maintaining heritage and legacy.
    07:50 💰 Arnault's negotiation skills and resilience contribute to LVMH's successful acquisitions.
    09:45 🛍️ LVMH focuses on storytelling, diverse price points, and collaborations to attract luxury consumers.
    11:37 🏬 LVMH balances physical stores with online presence, emphasizing the importance of in-store experiences.
    13:41 🎨 LVMH empowers designers, adapts to youth culture, and collaborates for long-term cultural relevance.
    15:29 🇨🇳 LVMH faces challenges in the China market, but remains focused on expanding and staying relevant.
    17:26 🔄 LVMH explores experiences, sustainability, and technology to maintain luxury's value and authenticity.
    18:51 💎 LVMH's strategic priorities include store expansion, digital presence, and long-term legacy.

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    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
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    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
  • Freya2588 Reply

    So there now not authenticyti anymore,Mr Bernard just bought someone's names of brands and ideas the someone's businesses which was about bankruptcy,I mean it's good business tactic to gain money for itself like kind of monopoly ( but not good for pple and fashion industry bcz its the way how originallity of "brand"loses authenticyti and then value,the same happening with Twitter lol

    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
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    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
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    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
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    I recently bought a Ferrari, it was good to take a ride with the baby,down the lane in Fort Lauderdale..

    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
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    this is the perfect example of GREED being equated to 'intelligence'.

    November 23, 2023 at 7:09 am
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