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With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018


Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018


Credit card or selfie? Mastercard starts biometric payments

PARIS, FRANCE: Shoppers in a dozen European countries can make online payments using a selfie from Tuesday, under a rollout by Mastercard of new payment technology...

5 Oct 2016


Amazon crafts new section for 'Handmade' goods in Europe

PARIS - US online retailing giant Amazon rolled out across Europe on Thursday its section where it features hand-crafted products sold directly by artisans...

23 Sep 2016


France lets users Tweet money to others

PARIS, FRANCE: Money is now only a tweet away for French people, after a bank in the country launched a novel way to transfer money using the social networking platform.

15 Oct 2014


Counterfeit battle between LVMH and eBay ends

PARIS, FRANCE: The French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH and Internet auction site eBay said they had reached an agreement to end a long legal battle over the sale of counterfeit goods.

18 Jul 2014


Anti-Amazon bill adopted in France

PARIS, FRANCE: French lawmakers adopted a bill that prevents Amazon and other online booksellers from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country's small bookshops.

27 Jun 2014


French TV channels want protection from Google, Netflix

PARIS, FRANCE: France's three largest private television networks have asked the government to protect them from US competitors like Google, Apple and Netflix who are set to enter the market.

18 Feb 2014


France's low-cost Free offers 4G for free

PARIS, FRANCE: Low-cost telecommunications company Free stirred up France's mobile phone market on Tuesday, 3 December, by announcing an offer that includes 4G data services at no additional cost to the customer.

4 Dec 2013


No data protection on up 50% of apps

PARIS, FRANCE: At least 20% of the world's websites and mobile telephone applications provide no information on how, or if, they protect users' personal data, a French watchdog company said on Tuesday (13 August).

14 Aug 2013


Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012


France says Amazon must pay US$252m tax

PARIS, FRANCE: French tax authorities have demanded $252m in back taxes and interest from online retailer Amazon, according to a company document.

14 Nov 2012


Shops in small French city to launch single Internet site

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE: Shops in the small central French city of Puy-en-Velay are about to launch a common Internet site to compete with regional big box retailers, the town hall announced on Tuesday.

29 Aug 2012


1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

2 Aug 2012

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