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.
Paris’s oldest bakery is to close after 202 years doing business. The owner has decided to throw in the towel after new landlords doubled his rent.
Swedish furniture multinational Ikea hired private detectives to access French police records to snoop on employees and dissatisfied customers, according to trade unionists at the company.
In Britain traditional high street retailers are suffering from a severe slowdown in consumer spending.
Paris aims to attract hundreds of thousands more visitors to the French capital during the Christmas period with the launch of ‘Shopping by Paris’.
Residents of a South African squatter camp have turned on local businessmen who have been threatening Somali shopkeepers.
French food prices could be set to soar, according to France’s consumers’ association.
France spends more time eating, sleeping and shopping than in any other country, according to a new survey by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).