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10 Jun 2019 | 3:00 PM

Hey big spender – how luxury brands are raising the stakes on Instagram

Big-spending luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are splashing out on everything from dance-fuelled fashion shows to teams of advisers as they target social media platforms in the hunt for young shoppers.

7 Jun 2019 | 5:25 PM

Gucci parent Kering moves to tighten grip on e-commerce

Kering, owner of brands including Gucci, will tighten its grip on its e-commerce operations, focusing on its own branded sites to sell its luxury products or ventures where it can control its image and client data.

Kering, whose rivals also investing in e-commerce including Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, did not disclose how much it was spending on expanding these operations. — Reuters
10 Dec 2018 | 8:42 PM

French 'yellow vest' protests curb Printemps sales by 25-30 percent

PARIS (Reuters) - French upmarket department store Printemps said it had suffered a 25-30 percent slump in sales over the last four weeks as a result of the "yellow vest" anti-government protests.

5 Nov 2018 | 11:30 AM

Vying for Vuitton: China’s e-commerce rivals seek luxury stranglehold

China's online giants Alibaba and JD.com are taking their battle for relevance in the lucrative luxury goods market to a new level, as they aim to crack e-commerce tie-ups with top brands that usually shun selling through third parties.

rom Hugo Boss to La Perla underwear, Alibaba and JD.com have recruited dozens of labels since launching their rival luxury sites in mid-2017. — Reuters
12 Oct 2018 | 4:30 PM

France’s Monoprix says grocery alliance with Amazon Prime tops expectations

Casino's upmarket Monoprix supermarket chain said the start of its partnership with Amazon Prime's delivery service for Paris had been better than expected – an alliance that could prove crucial for debt-ridden Casino's fortunes.

25 Jun 2018 | 10:05 PM

Famed Hotel Lutetia reopens in Paris after 200 million-euro makeover

PARIS (Reuters) - The historic Lutetia hotel, where Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso once stayed, will re-open in July after a 200 million-euro (176 million pounds) revamp aimed at making it fit to take on the fierce competition in Paris.

6 Mar 2018 | 7:27 AM

France's Macron mingles with fashion royalty in bid to woo designers

PARIS (Reuters) - Nowhere is fashion a bigger business than in France - and President Emmanuel Macron intends to keep it that way.

4 Jan 2017 | 12:54 AM

Security fears cost French hotels $675 mln in 2016 - research firm

PARIS (Reuters) - Fear of Islamist attacks kept foreign tourists away from Paris and the Riviera last year, costing French hoteliers an estimated 650 million euros in lost revenue, the head of hotel research firm MKG told Reuters on Tuesday.

23 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Uniqlo signs Djokovic as looks to expand abroad

PARIS (Reuters) - Fast Retailing's Uniqlo has signed tennis star Novak Djokovic to a five-year contract in an attempt to increase its brand appeal among European and U.S.-based shoppers as the company looks to expand outside its home market of Japan.

14 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Guardian recommended for L'Oreal heiress Bettencourt

PARIS (Reuters) - Doctors have advised appointing a guardian to oversee the affairs of the 88-year-old L'Oreal heiress, a French newspaper said on Tuesday, in a twist to a legal feud that could affect the running of the cosmetics giant.