CASTRETTE DI VILLORBA, Italy — “This is a historical change, and it’s a business model for the future,” said Alessandro Benetton, chairman of the family owned Benetton Group, referring to his decision to create and differentiate three new areas at the company — managing brands, manufacturing and real estate. His soft-spoken manner aside, the developments represent a significant strategic evolution for the Italian fashion retailer.
All three entities are directly controlled by Edizione Srl, the holding company of the Benetton family. This step, announced last month, is part of a three-year plan to restructure Benetton operations with a focus on its brands in an effort to improve profitability.
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