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    [Figure You Should Know] – +53% number of African millionnaires by 2024 [#economy #luxury #promiseconsulting]

    The number of African millionaires might be higher by 2024, numbering around 258,000 millionaires, which equates to a rise of 53%. Africa is still largely underestimated and is slowly gaining ground on that market: 80% of luxury monobrand stores are operating in Morocco and South Africa.

    Also, KPMG states that the ultra-wealthy individuals are mostly going to South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg) or to Morocco in Marrakech – which is attracting luxury hotel investors, as noted by CPP Luxury – and Casablanca.

    Luxury goods for men, such as men’s clothing, watches, accessories, jewellery, etc., play a major role as they still have a higher income than women and are popular amongst wealthy men of power.

    Source: Bloomberg - KPMG - CPP Luxury

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    Chinese travel spending shifts from Hard Luxury to Premium Necessities [#luxury #necessities #china #tourism]

    FROM THE JING DAILY - APRIL, 20, 2016 - JENIIFER JAPP

    Recent consumer surveys show that Chinese shoppers are more focused on premium everyday necessities, which is influencing how they make purchasing decisions abroad. A survey conducted by the FTConfidential Research unit at the Financial Times found that Chinese shoppers are more likely to avoid discretionary spending, especially when it comes to high-end fashion accessories like handbags, jewelry, and watches. This marks what the FT calls an “upheaval” in consumer spending patterns overseas, which is happening in tandem with changing habits at home.

    According to an article published in FT last month, there was “a 10.2 per cent year-on-year growth in retail sales in the first two months of the year, down from a full-year 10.7 per cent in 2015 and 12 per cent in 2014.” Their survey asked 1,318 overseas Chinese tourists about their spending habits, and while they reported “they were less likely than previously to buy big-ticket items such as luxury handbags, jewelry and watches while traveling abroad,” they expressed interest in spending on cosmetics, clothing, electronics, and souvenirs, similar to results from a year before.

    FT’s explanation for the reduced discretionary spending on high-end items like jewelry, watches, and handbags abroad is, in part, the rising reliance on cross-border e-commerce coupled with the fact that domestic prices for these goods are not as high as before. But the playing field is ever-changing—tax hikes on cross-border e-commerce announced early this month have thrown luxury industry professionals and shoppers for a loop.

    Still, when Chinese shop abroad, they are increasingly focused on a different type of shopping spree. This includes an emphasis on looking for homegrown luxury brands, such as Coach in the United States, according to a recent survey. But with a bigger focus on health and quality products domestically, Chinese shoppers are also searching out more premium everyday necessities that are difficult to come by at home, and some of these shopping patterns are also molded by the latest safety concerns and unmet demands for new lifestyle trends.

    After Chinese New Year, Xinhua reported on some of the most coveted items for Chinese consumers, broken down according to the various regions they were traveling to. To mitigate safety concerns, Chinese shoppers were buying items like high-end rice and sanitary pads in Japan—many consumers don’t trust the ones at home, as reports surfaced two years ago that some pads made in China contained a chemical that causes cancer. Chinese shoppers also bought condoms manufactured by the leading Japanese brand Okamoto, dodging the fakes pervading the market in China.

    Meanwhile, Chinese consumers are seeking out products that will meet heightened standards for health and wellness, like protein powder from the United States. The Wall Street Journal said GNC’s sales rose almost 43 percent last year as an interest in hitting the gym swept Chinese shoppers. Chinese consumers are also buying more electric toothbrushes—a favorite purchase in Europe according to the Xinhua survey—and taking advantage of access to basic over-the-counter health care products like painkillers and vitamins in Japan. In Australia, a Chinese firm acquired supplement maker Swisse Wellness in part due to huge demand from overseas Chinese travelers.

    These shifting shopping strategies are propelled by a group of outbound tourists whose spending outside of China is quickly rising (they spent $215 billion last year, up from $140 billion the year before), and overseas brands are clearly taking note.

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    #Luxury goods spending by #Chinese #tourists down 24 per cent in March: #GlobalBlue [#promiseconsulting]

    PARIS - Spending on luxury goods by Chinese shoppers abroad fell last month for the first time since such records began in 2010, leading to the worst ever monthly result for the luxury goods industry's tourist sales, retail tax-refund services company Global Blue said on Friday. 

    Spending by Chinese tourists in March tumbled 24 per cent, dragged down by a 35 per cent year-on-year drop in Europe, where the Paris and Brussels attacks have kept some tourists away.

    A reduction in the price gap with Europe has also lifted spending within China.

    "The slowdown in Europe is due to a tougher comparison, the impact of the terrorist strikes and the effect of the introduction of biometric visas, although the overall growth of the Chinese consumer globally has slowed and remains a concern,"Barclays analysts said of the figures.

    Global Blue data showed that overall tourist spending on luxury items fell 14 per cent in March after rising 4 per cent in February.

    The firm's figures do not include tourism spending in the United States, Hong Kong and Dubai, which do not have value-added tax refund systems.

    Luxury goods industry leader LVMH and British luxury fashion brand Burberry both said this week that they had seen a drop in tourist spending in continental Europe.

    For some big luxury brands such as Cartier and Louis Vuitton tourists account for more than 50 per cent of customers in certain European markets. Chinese consumers account for almost a third of the global luxury goods market.

    After the attacks on Brussels and Paris, LVMH said there had been fewer visitors travelling to Europe "from the East", its term for Russia and Asia. Burberry added that tough market conditions would hit profit in the year ahead.

    Global Blue said Russian tourist spending fell 22 per cent last month, weighed on by a drop in the value of the rouble and the weak home economy which has been hit by lower oil prices and continuing international sanctions over Ukraine.

    Last week consultancy Bain & Co forecast that the luxury goods market would reach a low point this year, due to lower levels of tourists travelling to Europe, depressed trading in Hong Kong, weaker demand in China and a relatively subdued US market.

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    [Figure You Should Know] – 50 years old [#ecommerce #luxury #promiseconsulting @printempsetudes]

    Chinese consumers in the age group of 50 (or above) tend to make less online purchases than any of the other age groups. We can assume they are not technology-driven users, though it is actually not the case.

    According to a report by KPMG (2015), Chinese consumers over 50 years old are barely buying products online, even though 45% of them are quite well-off (RMB 50 000 and higher). Furthermore, 73% of them seems to never purchase products online.

    However, they are more likely to make online purchases of services such as hotel reservations (47%), restaurant bookings (35%) or domestic trips (32%), which shows that they are still quite a good niche.

    KPMG highlights an issue on that matter: older generations are overlooked by brands in their marketing strategy, although they might be a meaningful niche, especially regarding services.

    Source : KPMG

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    [Figure You Should Know] – 30% [#retail #brands #luxury #promiseconsulting @printempsetudes]

    Shopping is one of the main reason of travelling for wealthy Chinese consumers. Luxury goods bought overseas are either purchased for personal use, either for gifting, even though the latter is not as popular as it was two years ago, declining for 30% in two years. As a matter of fact, according to a survey by Hurun (2015), 82% of “super travelers” are shopping on their behalf.

    Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption policies had a negative impact on the luxury goods market in China, which is why gifting products from brands of high value that were used as bribes aren’t as common as they were before. Since it is strictly forbidden and is applied inside China, wealthy Chinese consumers are now shopping abroad especially for personal use.

    Source: Hurun Report - Financial Times

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    [Figure You Should Know] - $253 Billions [#luxury #expenditures #world #promiseconsulting @BainAlerts]

    This is the amount associated to the worldwide personal luxury goods market for the last year and estimated by Bain & Co. It was expected to grow – from 2014 to 2015 – only at 1 to 2 % at constant exchange rates and 13% at current exchange rates. This market should weigh for 24% of the total amount accounted of 1 044 billions €.

    Personal luxury goods includes fashion, cosmetics and jewellery amongst others.

    Slowing down little by little over the years even though they are still among the top in this segment, China seems to suffer from this impact on its economy.

    Chinese’s preferences now went to a less materialistic way of living and are favoring traveling or spas, purchases that influences their well-being. Also, Chinese prefer to shop abroad, as the consumption tax and import tariff impede their spending and since they are willing to buy original and authentic goods that they are most likely to find outside their country.

    Source : Bain & Co, Global Luxury Report, 2015

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    #Female 1% drives #luxury #travel to new places

    Katy Barnato | @KatyBarnato
    CNBC

    Rising numbers of female millionaires and billionaires around the world may help drive a rise in luxury health and wellness holidays and women-only hotel services.

    The number of female ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI) – those with net assets of $30 million or more, excluding their primary residences - is increasing faster than male UHNWI, encouraging travel agencies, hotels and tour operators to focus on their interests. These include holidays that focus on "wellness" and can be combined with business or voluntary work, according to data provider, WealthInsight.

    Rising numbers of female millionaires and billionaires around the world may help drive a rise in luxury health and wellness holidays and women-only hotel services.

    The number of female ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI) – those with net assets of $30 million or more, excluding their primary residences - is increasing faster than male UHNWI, encouraging travel agencies, hotels and tour operators to focus on their interests. These include holidays that focus on "wellness" and can be combined with business or voluntary work, according to data provider, WealthInsight.

    "Interview and secondary research show that spas, yoga, meditation, health and wellness are appealing to female UHNWI," Roselyn Lekdee, economist at WealthInsight, told CNBC on Wednesday.

    In a report on Tuesday, Lekdee said the number of wealthy females rose by 5.3 percent between 2010 and 2014 in locations with large UHNWI populations (see above). The number of male UHNWIs rose by 4.4 percent, although there were still far more male than female multimillionaires.

    "As wealthy females have greater control over their careers and finances, they are becoming more selective about holidays, demanding personal and more sophisticated services," Lekdee said.

    "Wellness" tourism can incorporate a wide range of activities including spa, yoga, detox, fitness and stress relief. The industry is worth $494 billion globally, according to the Global Wellness Institute, an industry body.

    This type of tourism is growing and proving popular with solo travelers – and women. Several Asian countries are benefiting from the trend, with Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and India known for high-end health and wellness holidays.

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    Hard luxury dominates duty-free retail with revenue shares exceeding 32pc [#retail #dutyfree #luxury]

    A combination of increased demand for high-end brands and low-cost tourism is expected to drive the global duty-free retail market until 2019, according to a new report by Technavio.

    Due to high consumer demand and affordable travel rates, the duty-free retail sector is expected to reach approximately $98 billion in revenue by 2019. As such, Technavio’s “Global Duty-Free Retailing Market 2015-2019” examines market growth by revenue and tracks emerging trends for the sector to illustrate why having a duty-free strategy can be profitable for global luxury brands.

    “The global duty-free retailing market has been growing significantly because of rising consumption by the growing middle class who are traveling abroad,” said Arushi Thakur, analyst at Technavio. “The fast growth in adoption of luxury goods among developing countries such as China and Brazil increased the global duty-free retailing market to $64.83 billion in 2014 from $60 billion in the previous year.

    “Among all the countries, South Korea’s Incheon Airport reported a record sales of $2 billion in 2014,” she said. “The global duty-free retailing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.57 percent for the period 2015-2019.”

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    The duty-free market has five distinctive retailers accounting for 49.7 percent of the total revenue. LVMH-owned DFS is the largest duty-free retailer, offering more than 700 of the world’s leading brands, and had a 13.1 percent revenue share of the industry in 2014.

    Categories available at duty-free shops such as DFS include fashion accessories and hard luxury, fragrance and cosmetics, wine and spirits, tobacco and confectionery and fine foods. The fashion accessories and hard luxury category offers the most products, at 32.10 percent of total offerings, while perfume and cosmetics accounts for 29.21 percent of duty-free retail items.

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    The Best Luxury Services Are Customized, Not Standardized [#luxury #service #customozation #HBR]

    Legend : It’s a sweet ride around Hong Kong in one of The Peninsula’s fleet of Rolls-Royces

    AND THAT IS WHY WE DO NOT RELY ENTIRELY ON BIG DATA

    From #HBR, Ana Brant, March 2016.

    You check into your $1,000-a-night luxury suite. Your bathroom is lovely, stocked with shampoo, body wash, lotions, soaps. Your towels are plush, plentiful, neatly folded. This is great. But where’s the hair spray? You have a meeting in an hour. You need hair spray.

    You call the front desk. The front desk says, “We sell that in the gift shop, madame.”

    That’s not good enough.

    Why isn’t there hair spray in your bathroom?

    It’s not there because a) it most likely wasn’t on the mystery shopper checklist from a ratings agency — such as AAA or Forbes Travel Guide – engaged by the hotel company to help it guarantee the consistency of its service, and b) the hotel has neither developed nor leveraged customer data at a level of granularity required to know that you are 1) a woman and 2) in town on business.

    To do that, the hotel needs to know you on a much deeper level by leveraging data and turning that data into information it can use to deliver a customized experience. It can’t rely on a checklist.

    Mystery shopper checklists are used not only in the hospitality industry, but also in automobile, restaurant, and retail businesses, among others. Businesses design standard processes to make sure they get good ratings by checking all the boxes on the agencies’ lists. These ratings are then used by company marketing departments to impress customers, thereby driving volume and revenue. These ratings cannot be ignored. Get a bad one, and your competition will use it to sell against you.

    However, trying to provide luxury service by implementing standardized processes that will ensure compliance, with checklists designed by third parties that do not know your business as you do, will inevitably fail to address individual customer needs. These kinds of checklists address the fundamentals of good service — but meeting the requirements of the ratings agencies with standardized processes will inevitably disappoint the individual that you, as a luxury business, most need.

    Catering to the individual is what defines luxury; in the luxury segment, it is the critical competitive differentiator. The challenge for any business seeking to deliver a luxury experience is to be knowledgeable enough to go beyond the standard, to have hair spray for the person who needs it whether or not it’s on a checklist.

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    Ana Brant serves as director of global guest experience and innovation for the London-based Dorchester Collection, having previously served as the quality manager for The New York Palace and the area director of quality for The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air. Brant started her career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Brant’s public speaking engagements have included the Harvard University Graduate School, the Malcolm Baldrige Awards Recipient Conference, and the 2014 Cornell Hospitality Research Summit. She’s on twitter at @AnaMaritaBrant.