Research and Insights

Driving exports for the high-end sector | Walpole and McKinsey report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Trade and Investment, chaired by Walpole’s CEO Helen Brocklebank, promotes the importance of international trade and inward investment to the UK and aims to identify and break down the barriers that exist for businesses looking to grow their exports. The high-end consumer goods group inaugural meeting was held in February...

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Thriving after Brexit

Following the result of the historic EU referendum, Walpole has launched the luxury industry’s manifesto: Thriving after Brexit: The impact of leaving the EU on the UK’s luxury goods sector and policy recommendations.

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British Luxury Economic Value report 2015

A report from the international consultancy Frontier Economics, commissioned by Walpole in association with leading British law firm Charles Russel Speechlys, reveals that the value of sales from British luxury industries reached £32.2 billion in 2013, valuing the sector at 2.2% of the UK’s GDP.

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Beauty in the GCC | Chalhoub Group White Paper 2018

Luxury beauty brands, entrepreneurs, influencers and journalists joined Walpole and the Chalhoub Group for breakfast at Corinthia London on Tuesday 10th April for our latest insight event focusing on Middle Eastern luxury beauty trends. Please click here to read the report: GCC Beauty: Local brands on the rise? Patrick Chalhoub, co-CEO of the leading partner for...

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Reaching the unreachable – what’s next for the world’s wealthy? 

This week saw the first in a new programme at Walpole for 2018 which focuses on high and ultra high-net-worth customers.  Endlessly fascinating, notoriously private and hard to reach these customers are key to luxury businesses, but what new themes are emerging and what are the fundamentals in reaching the unreachable? These questions kick-started the discussion at...

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Handling Digital Data | An insight from GGMR

Not only do you need to analyse the data you have, but you also need to store it according to the new GDPR legislation due to come in Spring 2018. Everyone has data, but the company that succeeds is the one that use the right tools, technologies and partners to efficiently analyse and create actionable...

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How to up your eCommerce game in 2018

Today’s global apparel market is mammoth, lucrative, and highly competitive—and constantly evolving. For example, the focal point of fashion sites is no longer the homepage, but the product detail page. What’s driving these changes, and how can you take advantage? Please click here to access the report. This comprehensive report by Salesforce Commerce Cloud takes...

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Britishness & Brand Identity: a report

As part of Walpole’s New York showcase we discussed what British luxury and ‘Britishness’ means in the States.

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Brexit impact on Foreign Exchange | An insight from Walpole Partner Global Reach Partners

With Brexit at the top of every business agenda – and remaining there for the foreseeable future – Walpole is hosting a series of insight events dedicated to ensuring the interests of the luxury industry are protected during the negotiations. Our latest event, Navigating Brexit, featured a number of speakers, including experts from foreign exchange...

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Is email marketing dead? | An insight from Walpole corporate partner GGMR

The first thing most of us do each morning when we wake up is look at our phones. We check social media and scroll through emails – however, it’s hard to disagree that emails from retailers are largely ignored. Despite this, by the end of 2017, the total number of business and consumer emails sent and received per day will reach...

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The Opportunity for British Luxury in South Korea

At recent Walpole member events with the British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Charles Hay, and the CEO of the BCCK, Sean Blakeley, the importance of Asia’s fourth largest economy, Korea, was undisputed. Seen in the context of larger neighbours like China and Japan, South Korea remains a high priority for British luxury brands...

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CBRE ‘Location & Luxury’ research launch

As demand for luxury has grown so has the number of locations that offer a luxury proposition. But how does one determine which city is worthy of the title ‘the luxury location’? To answer this question, Walpole partnered with CBRE for the launch of our research paper ‘Luxury and Location’, at Brown’s Hotel, London on Thursday 9th February.

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FT Business of Luxury Summit 2017 Lisbon | Report

Walpole travelled to Lisbon in mid-May for the annual FT Business of Luxury Summit; an unmissable, three-day event which brings together the world’s luxury leaders for a programme of key notes, panel discussions and workshops.

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Chalhoub Group report: Luxury in the GCC

Walpole was delighted to host the launch of corporate partner The Chalhoub Group’s white paper, Luxury in the GCC: Age of Digitalisation, at Home House on Friday 19th May. 

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Walpole Luxury Summit 2016 on The Americas: A report

Read Walpole's 2016 Americas report, commissioned following the the Walpole Luxury Summit 2016 on The Americas, in association with Covington.

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How to Attract the Luxury Consumer in 2020: A Report

To thrive in an ever-competitive environment, luxury brands should invest in three key areas between now and 2020, according to new research by global trend forecaster WGSN and Walpole.

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European Cultural & Creative Industries Alliance

Walpole is a founder of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA), composed of the five national European luxury goods and creative industries organisations: Walpole; Circulo Fortuny (Spain); Comité Colbert (France); Fondazione Altagamma (Italy); and Meisterkreis (Germany).

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UK China Visa Alliance

Walpole is a founder of the UK China Visa Alliance, established in 2012 to lobby the UK government to reduce the incredibly complex and lengthy visa regulations for Chinese visitors to the UK.

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Let Britain Fly

"Britain leads the world in high-end, high-value retail. We need an airport to match." Walpole welcomed Gavin Hayes, Director of Let Britain Fly, to Home House on Wednesday 24th February 2016, for a Walpole member briefing on the Airports Issue and the Heathrow expansion.

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Sunday Trading

In August 2015, the government launched a consultation on Devolving Sunday Trading Rules to give local areas the power to allow large shops to open for longer on Sundays. Walpole's response to this consultation can be read here.

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