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Galeries Lafayette eyes digital growth with La Redoute buy Beth Wright | 31 Aug 17

In a bid to accelerate its digital transformation, French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has outlined plans to acquire a majority shareholding in mail order firm La Redoute.

Galeries Lafayette launches 100% traceable clothing line Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 16

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has taken a step forward in its responsibility policy by launching a 100% traceable fashion collection.

PLM to streamline processes at Galeries Lafayette Katie Smith | 26 Feb 16

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) as the plaform to support the development of its collections.

Triumph sells Hom brand to Huber Group Katie Smith | 20 Jan 15

Triumph International has sold its Hom men's underwear brand to Huber Group, as the lingerie maker looks to refocus its portfolio on its biggest global brands and on female consumers.

LVMH investment arm acquires Seafolly swimwear Katie Smith | 2 Dec 14

L Capital Asia, the private equity firm backed by luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has acquired a controlling stake in Australian swimwear company Seafolly.

FRANCE: Lectra appoints Microsoft director Elalouf as MD Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 14

Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Microsoft executive Karen Elalouf as its managing director for France as the firm looks to accelerate growth in its home market.

UK: House of Fraser silent on hire of IPO advisers Katie Smith | 7 Jan 14

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has remained tight-lipped on reports it is to hire advisers ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).

FRANCE/UK: House of Fraser tight-lipped on takeover talks with Galeries Lafayette Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 13

House of Fraser has declined to comment on reports it is in advanced discussions with French department store group Galeries Lafayette over an acquisition of the UK department store retailer.

In the money: Fifth & Pacific hit by weak growth at Lucky Brand Petah Marian | 9 Aug 13

US clothing company Fifth & Pacific has admitted its second quarter results were weaker than expected as sales growth slipped at its denim label Lucky Brand.

FRANCE: Qatari investors finalise Printemps acquisition Katie Smith | 1 Aug 13

Qatar-backed Tamburi Investment Partners (TIP) has completed its acquisition of French department store chain Printemps, in a deal that is estimated to be worth EUR1.8bn (US$2.4bn).

FRANCE: Qatari investors near Printemps and Borletti acquisition Stuart Todd | 5 Apr 13

Qatari investors are on the verge of acquiring 100% of the French department store chain Printemps for an estimated EUR1.6bn as well as purchasing the Borletti Group which owns Italian retail chain, La Rinascente.

FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette chief's son to head department stores Stuart Todd | 19 Mar 13

The son of Galeries Lafayette's chairman, Philippe Houzé, is to head the French retail group's department store division in what is widely-viewed as an unexpected announcement.

FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette in counter-offer for Printemps Stuart Todd | 26 Feb 13

Galeries Lafayette has made a counter-offer to acquire its French department store rival Printemps, after an earlier EUR1.8bn (US$2.35bn) bid was turned down.

FRANCE: Ugg to open first French store in Paris Stuart Todd | 15 Oct 12

Deckers-owned sheepskin boots brand Ugg is set to open its first French store in Paris this week.

FRANCE: Joe's Jeans inks new distribution agreement Leonie Barrie | 19 Jun 12

Apparel maker Joe's Jeans Inc has inked a new multi-year international distribution arrangement with Advanced Retail for France.

FRANCE: Carrefour FY sales up 0.5% after “dire” year Richard Woodard | 19 Jan 12

Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, posted a small increase in full-year sales after what one analyst described as a “dire” year.

MOROCCO: Casablanca's Morocco Mall to join world's best Petah Marian | 29 Nov 11

Casablanca is set to join the ranks of the world’s leading shopping destinations with the opening next week of The Morocco Mall, which boasts 350 stores and covers more than 70,000 square metres.

UK: Marks and Spencer returns to French retail market | 1 Apr 11

UK clothing giant Marks and Spencer has revealed that it is planning to return to France with a flagship department store in Paris.

UPDATE: Analysts see M&S expansion in Europe as likely | 1 Nov 10

Marks and Spencer is reportedly considering re-acquiring stores it sold when it exited the European Continent in 2001.

SYRIA: French retailer Monoprix opens store in Damascus Stuart Todd | 8 Oct 10

France’s Monoprix, which is jointly-owned by Casino and Galeries Lafayette, has opened its first store in Syria within the framework a franchise agreement with Lebanese retailing group ADMIC.

FRANCE: Rising fashion labels backed by LVMH chief Stuart Todd | 21 Sep 10

Private equity fund L Capital, which is owned by LVMH chief Bernard Arnault and his family and Florac, has taken a 51% stake in SMCP, the holding company of rising French fashion labels Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot.

UAE: Pure London launches Dubai fashion event | 13 Aug 10

Trade fashion event Pure London has joined forces with French trade show Who's Next and Premiere Classe to host a buying event in Dubai.

UK: Jaeger eyes global markets on FY earnings hike | 19 May 10

Luxury British fashion firm Jaeger Group Ltd is planning "significant" international expansion after booking a 16% jump in annual earnings.

FRANCE: Monoprix and Mabrouk extend partnership | 22 Jul 09

French retailer Monoprix has extended its partnership with Tunisian counterpart, Mabrouk, as part of its international development strategy.

Brazil ramps up efforts to take its fashions worldwide | 15 May 09

Brazil is determined to raise its presence on the world’s fashion stage, with a trade show in Belo Horizonte claiming to challenge the high profile Fashion Weeks in Sao Paulo and Rio. But, as Jozef De Coster reports, the task ahead is a daunting one.

FRANCE: Chabal puts name to new sportswear brand | 6 Mar 09

French rugby union star, Sébastien Chabal, who plays for English club Sale has put his name to a new sportswear brand launched by Avignon-based baby and kids wear firm, Norprotex.

SPAIN: El Corte Ingles implements Oracle solution | 12 Jan 09

Department store chain El Corte Ingles has implemented Oracle Retail's planning applications for product lifecycle management (PLM) across its 99 department stores in Spain and Portugal.

MOROCCO: Galeries Lafayette set to return to Casablanca | 1 Dec 08

French department store chain Galeries Lafayette has signed a partnership agreement with Aksal which gives the Moroccan retail group exclusive operating rights to its brand in Morocco.

COMMENT: It's not too late to enter China | 10 Apr 08

One of the strangest questions pitched at the World Retail Congress so far has been as to whether it's too late to set up shopfronts in China.

FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette eyes China store | 9 Apr 08

French luxury goods chain Galeries Lafayette is looking at launching a department store in Shanghai, China, just-style has learnt.


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