Swedish furniture chain Ikea will open its first Parisian pop-up store tonight. Obviously, the restaurant's interior is made up from Ikea furniture, but several of the dishes' ingredients can also be found at Ikea stores.
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Darty's board has asked its shareholders to accept Fnac's acquisition bid, which will put an end to any possible courting Darty may still receive from other parties.
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Bed seller Beter Bed will expand its French pilot program into the Paris region. The Uden-based company already opened 2 French stores last year, in Bordeaux and Lyon, but thanks to their success, it is now expanding its local operations.
At the publication of French Darty's quarterly results, its CEO Regis Schultz said he expects a major full-year profit increase compared to the year before.
Luxury brands can now open on Sunday in France, although it is only possible in several tourist areas. They will now be able to open their doors on Sunday 26 times every year.
Bio c’Bon, the French bio store chain, will open its first Belgian store in Brussels this Saturday. It will be the chain's 97th store and another step towards the company's goal to bring biological food closer to everyone's reach.
Animal specialist Tom & Co opened its 10th French store in Hazebrouck. The chain currently has 3 stores of its own and 7 franchise stores in France.
Carrefour France has shuffled its board extensively, which also means Carrefour Hypermarkets' director Eric Bourgeois will leave the company.
Dutch food manufacturer Wessanen has acquired French bio coffee manufacturer IneoBio, mainly known for its Destination brand.
French Group Casino has sold its Big C Vietnam to Central Group from Thailand for one billion dollars, in an attempt to lower its overall debt.
The Moulin family, which owns the French luxury department store chain Galeries Lafayette, is now officially also Carrefour's most powerful shareholder. Another change at the top is the inclusion of former Casino partner Abilio Diniz.
French Fnac seems to have won the acquisition battle over competitor Darty, as South African competitor Steinhoff has issued a statement it will not increase its previous bid.
French book and cd seller Fnac has increased its bid for electronics chain Darty in an attempt to ward of competitor Steinhoff.
French liquor manufacturer Pernod Ricard saw its third quarter turnover drop 3 %, because of negative exchange rate fluctuations and lower Chinese demand, as the Chinese New Year fell earlier this year.
French furniture store chain Maisons du Monde is preparing its IPO, which should bring in 150 to 180 million euro. The goal is to enter the Parisian stock exchange this summer.
Italy and France have once again traded places at the top of the list of the world's largest winemakers. France is still by far the largest exporter of wine, if one looks at the actual value.