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March 18, 2014

Barnes & Noble subsidiary Nook Media LLC, is making its Nook Press self-publishing platform available to authors and publishers in the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

January 7, 2014

Most U.S. consumers, and many retailers for that matter, have probably never heard of Rakuten. But if Japan’s largest e-commerce marketplace has its way, that will soon change: The company has set its sights on becoming a household name in the United States. An even loftier goal: outpacing e-commerce giant Amazon.com.

December 16, 2013

French retailing giant Carrefour has joined an investment group aiming to acquire more than a 100 shopping malls in France, Spain, and Italy.

December 16, 2013

French retailing giant Carrefour has joined an investment group aiming to acquire more than a 100 shopping malls in France, Spain, and Italy.

November 27, 2013

MasterCard and global online payment provider Ogone are partnering on the integration and deployment of MasterPass.

November 27, 2013

Seventy-three percent of consumers think that companies are paying more attention to generating sales across multiple channels than they are in delivering a seamless customer service experience across those same channels, according to a global survey of 7,000 consumers in seven countries.

December 19, 2012

Luxury group LVMH announced that Louis Vuitton’s new CEO has resigned suddenly, citing a “significant health issue” as the reason for the departure.

November 21, 2012

Toys “R” Us announced it has strengthened its global e-commerce capabilities with the launch of a dedicated web store in China.

October 11, 2012

Carrefour SA reported that its revenue edged up in its third quarter, driven by strong sales in its convenience stores and markets in Asia and Latin America.

August 21, 2012

McDonald’s Corp. is testing a mobile payments service with PayPal in 30 McDonald’s locations in France.

July 2, 2012

British fashion retailer New Look has selected workforce management solutions from Kronos Inc. to maximize labor productivity and increase sales conversion rates in its 670 stores in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and Belgium.

June 21, 2012

Economic uncertainty throughout Europe and the United States and political instability in the Middle East are putting an increased spotlight on developing markets, which are forging full-speed ahead and show no signs of slowing down, according to the 11th annual Global Retail Development Index by consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

April 30, 2012

Wrapp, a new online gift service from Sweden, has launched in the United States, partnering with such retailers as Gap, H&M and Sephora to let consumers send free virtual gift cards to friends on Facebook.

April 17, 2012

Airport retailers around the globe are missing out on valuable opportunities to generate more revenue from time-starved and mobile-enabled travelers, according to a recent survey by NCR Corp., a leading provider of airline and airport self-service, retail, wayfinding and mobile solutions.

April 6, 2012

Inland Real Estate Acquisitions announced it has acquired Bayonne Crossing, a 356,647-sq.-ft. shopping center in Bayonne, N.J., for approximately $75.2 million.

March 27, 2012

Louis Vuitton Island Maison, part of the Marina Bay Sands resort complex in Singapore, represents the ultimate in luxury retail destinations.

March 20, 2012

The Optic 2000 group, whch operates more than 1,850 specialty stores for eyewear and hearing devices, has chosen Microsoft Corp.’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail, to manage its sales, supply and inventory across its entire network of operations in France.

December 15, 2011

IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Emptoris Inc., a leading provider of cloud and on-premise analytics software that brings more intelligence to procurement and supply chain operations with spend, supplier and contract management for “smarter commerce.” Financial terms were not disclosed.

December 8, 2011

Gap Inc. announced the opening of its first Banana Republic store in France, located in Paris on Avenue des Champs Élysées.

August 29, 2011

Gap announced Monday that it will open its first Banana Republic store in France in Paris in early December.

August 29, 2011

As Hurricane Irene raged up the East Coast over the weekend of Aug. 26-28, Apple -- like many retailers strategically positioned in the storm’s path -- turned out the lights on its New York-area stores, including all three Manhattan locations, New Jersey and Connecticut, to shield itself from Irene’s wrath.

October 5, 2010

Hennes & Mauritz has opened a flagship on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris....

May 10, 2010

R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC, broker for restaurant franchisor Muscle Maker Grill in Central and...

January 22, 2009

Sephora will open a 12,000-sq.-ft., three-level flagship in New York City’s Times Square. It reportedly...

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