French Prime Minister says a new law on Sunday shopping will be introduced for debate in 2014.
French MPs on Thursday unanimously approved a bill designed to help small bookstores compete with giant online retailers such as Amazon.
French authorities have opened an investigation into the sale of the famed Le Printemps department store chain to Qatar.
The biannual nationwide sales are a big event in France.
The Couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer, whose famous clients included Jackie Kennedy, died on Thursday morning in Paris at the age of 78, following a long illness.
In a clash of French luxury brand titans, Hermès is taking LVMH to a Paris tribunal, accusing it of "the biggest fraud in French stockmarket history".
France's anti-terrorist prosecutors have opened an inquiry into Saturday's stabbing of a soldier on anti-terror patrol in Paris’s La Défense business district.
A none-too-bright thief was arrested in the French city of Grenoble after he took a stolen laptop computer back to the shop to complain that the battery wasn’t working.
France's Virgin Megastore was to formally ask a court to declare it insolvent Wednesday as shoppers rushed to more fortunate retail establishments for the first day of twice-yearly sales.
Nearly one in five French residents expect to sell some of their Christmas presents, according to a poll published Wednesday.