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Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
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Italy to reopen shops as lockdown eases further

Italy to reopen shops as lockdown eases further

Shops, restaurants and hair salons prepared to reopen in Italy on Monday as the government further eased one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns. 
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Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

Cannes travel retail show cancelled as duty free reels from air travel halt

The Tax Free World Association has cancelled its flagship World Exhibition that was due to take place in Cannes in September and October.
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New Zealand to reopen malls from Thursday as virus curbs eased

New Zealand to reopen malls from Thursday as virus curbs eased

New Zealand businesses including malls, cinemas, cafes and gyms will reopen on Thursday after some of the tightest restrictions in the world to stop the spread of the coronavirus were further loosened on Monday.
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Hong Kong March retail sales plunge 42% year-on-year due to coronavirus

Hong Kong March retail sales plunge 42% year-on-year due to coronavirus

Hong Kong's retail sales fell by 42% in March from a year earlier, as travel restrictions kept tourists away and most residents steered clear of shops and restaurants for fear of catching the coronavirus.
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As world cowers, China glimpses coronavirus aftermath

As world cowers, China glimpses coronavirus aftermath

Restaurants are reopening, factories are stirring, and in one of the clearest signs yet that China is awakening from its coronavirus coma, the country's "dancing aunties" are once again gathering in parks and squares.
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As China's coronavirus outbreak eases, a wary return to shops for consumers

As China's coronavirus outbreak eases, a wary return to shops for consumers

As shops shut their doors across Europe and the United States, in China the sharp drop in new coronavirus cases has encouraged consumers to venture back into malls and restaurants.
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Gucci unveils Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Beverly Hills

Gucci unveils Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Beverly Hills

Set to open to the public on February 17, the new Osteria is located on the roof of Gucci's Los Angeles store and is led by Michelin-star chef, Massimo Bottura, the chef patron of Osteria Francescana.
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Louis Vuitton to open largest store in Japan this February with attached restaurant

Louis Vuitton to open largest store in Japan this February with attached restaurant

LVMH brand Louis Vuitton will open its largest flagship store in Japan in Osaka’s Shinsaibashi on February 1 and will open its first café and restaurant inside the flagship store on February 15.  
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Tiffany to open a Blue Box Cafe in Harrods

Tiffany to open a Blue Box Cafe in Harrods

Fans of Holly Golightly rejoice – Tiffany is bringing the Breakfast at Tiffany’s experience to London this February.
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Fortnum & Mason sales and profits rise, opens Hong Kong store

Fortnum & Mason sales and profits rise, opens Hong Kong store

Luxe British retailer Fortnum & Mason saw its profits rising 26% in the year to mid-July as the luxury market prospered despite “the most challenging domestic retail backdrop in years”.
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French label A.P.C. to open A.P.C. Café in Paris

French label A.P.C. to open A.P.C. Café in Paris

From Maison Kitsuné to L’Exception, Archive 18-20 and Yves Saint Laurent, many Parisian fashion labels and stores have introduced a café area, the latest being A.P.C., opening its café from November 20 to January 31.
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Rouje opens first boutique and restaurant

Rouje opens first boutique and restaurant

French fashion influencer-turned-designer Jeanne Damas has launched two establishments in one, the first boutique for her womenswear brand Rouje and a restaurant, both on Rue Bachaumont in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement.
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Saint Laurent opens café, exhibition space at Rive Droite store in Paris

Saint Laurent opens café, exhibition space at Rive Droite store in Paris

The Saint Laurent Rive Droite store, located at 213 rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, is about to unveil its new café and the ‘African Art’ exhibition, both open to the public from September 15.
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Fendi opens pop-up café and Peekaboo bar at Harrods

Fendi opens pop-up café and Peekaboo bar at Harrods

Fendi has opened an Italian café on the fifth floor of Harrods as part of an exclusive summer takeover at the Knightsbridge store.
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Bethany Williams presents Butterfly Café

Bethany Williams presents Butterfly Café

This spring Bethany Williams received the latest Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. On Monday afternoon the LVMH Prize finalist for 2019 staged her latest show at an archbishop’s palace.
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