We achieved a solid performance in FY2023 despite a difficult economic context marked by high inflation, which in turn had an impact on consumer purchasing power. Our accessible positioning allows us to successfully resist inflationary pressures and continue to grow by offering our clients the best products at the right prices.
Our investments in product offer, store concept, and brand communication, in combination with an improvement in in-store product availability, let us once more surpass our goals.
We are currently strong leaders in our core markets (France, Italy, Benelux) and are expanding rapidly in our other regions: Germany, Spain, China.
We made progress on several projects that were important or structural for the Group. These include:
The Group’s goal is to build a world leader in affordable jewellery. We want to align with our purpose through our timeless and fashion jewellery brands. “Allow everyone to share a precious moment”.
The Group’s strategy is to develop a portfolio of strong, identifiable brands, based on a quality product offer, powerful online and offline concepts, and peerless customer services.
Our portfolio includes traditional and timeless jewellery brands (Histoire d’Or, Stroili, Orovivo, etc.) and a range of fashion brands including Agatha (an iconic foothold brand) as well as Be Maad, Clyda, and Scooter. We will continue to invest in our timeless brands to consolidate our leadership in our key markets. We will also accelerate the development of our fashion brands, which have very distinctive identities and a very significant international potential.
Our goal is to offer our clients quality products for any occasion and at affordable prices. We also want to provide clients with the best possible experience using omnichannel services like click & collect, stock 2.0, and the ability to communicate directly with a sales advisor on our e-commerce sites and benefit from personalised advice.
We are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to expand into new markets, whether through our own brands or through acquisitions. We are focusing first and foremost on organic growth, with the development of our existing brands, but also in new territories, particularly for our fashion brands. We also have a selective acquisition strategy to grow our portfolio with strong brands that have significant development and value-creation potential, and an international dimension to extend our geographical footprint.
We will continue to invest in our leading brands to consolidate their positions with initiatives like affiliation in France or retail development in Italy. We will also:
Despite the very uncertain international context, and an economy that is showing signs of plateauing, I am confident that THOM is well-equipped to respond to the challenges it faces. The combination of our long-term investments into our brands, our expansive geographical footprint, and our recent acquisitions all make me confident about 2024 and the coming years. My optimism also stems from the quality of our teams, who skilfully serve clients and are at the heart of the Group’s success, as well as from THOM’s corporate culture, values, and leadership model, which are invaluable assets in achieving our objectives.
I want to thank every one of the Group’s stakeholders, who place their trust in us on a daily basis to continue to develop the Group and build a world leader in affordable jewellery.