2015 was a strong year for us in main­land China and we con­tinue to grow in the re­gion. Forever­mark grew 30%+ in that mar­ket.

Solitaire - - PASSING THROUGH -

Hong Kong on the other hand, is a tougher en­vi­ron­ment for us. Largely, the Chi­nese tourists in Hong Kong are de­creas­ing sig­nif­i­cantly and they are be­ing at­tracted to dif­fer­ent des­ti­na­tions such as Ja­pan, Thai­land and Korea. They are still trav­el­ling in record num­bers but not so much to Hong Kong. That makes the re­tail en­vi­ron­ment harder in Hong Kong.

Forever­mark re­cently launched in three coun­tries. What’s next on the list? Stephen Lussier:

We re­cently cel­e­brated the launch of the brand in Thai­land and South Korea, two mar­kets that are sig­nif­i­cant when it comes to Chi­nese tourists. We will launch the brand in UK and France this year. Then we will pretty much cover the globe.

Do you plan to in­tro­duce more fancy coloured di­a­monds in your prod­uct mix? Stephen Lussier:

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