Kering Group works with 38,068 employees with subsidiaries in over 40 countries. As a global Luxury Group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches as well as Kering eyewear. Our Houses develop innovative, creative, exceptional products, animate networks of directly operated stores and provide unique client experience. In 2019, Kering’s Houses operate 1,381 stores. Distribution channels include retail and wholesale both being both physical and digital. Kering’s Houses are present online via e-commerce sites, operated completely internally in the case of Gucci.
Though the Group mainly relies on a network of several thousand suppliers, it operates a growing number of ateliers. In 2013, Kering also began strengthening its upstream positioning in the luxury goods value chain, via the targeted acquisition of leather tanneries to secure raw materials sourcing.
Our Houses focus on their core expertise as they benefit from the Group’s integrated model and corporate functions: the Group pools resources and streamlines certain key functions for the Houses such as logistics – both integrated and outsourced, non-production purchasing, legal affairs, property, accounting, media relations, IT and the development of new tools.
Kering operates as well in the perfumes & cosmetics segment through licensing agreements between its main brands and leading industry players to develop and sell perfumes and cosmetics.
Kering has also been running the Kering Foundation to combat violence against women.