Luxury goods and specialist retailer LVMH’s retailing arm recorded revenue growth of 19% in 2010 to reach E5.4bn (£4.6bn), and posted a profit of E388m (£332m), up 38% on 2009.

Travel retail operator DFS posted a strong performance attributed to the rise in international travel, notably among Asian tourists.

Beauty chain Sephora recorded like-for-like store growth across all regions. The opening of flagship stores in 2010 significantly increased the chain’s presence in Asia and Europe.