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Zara staff applaud during the opening of the world's biggest Zara store in Madrid, Spain, 07 April 2017. The Spanish clothing retailer's store measures 6,000 square meters and is located in downtown Madrid.Zara opens its' biggest worldwide store in Madrid, Spain.

Retail

Fast Fashion’s Circular Economy Challenge

H&M and Inditex have pledged to curb waste and increase the use of recycled fabrics.

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Demonstrators wearing yellow vests walk down the Champs-Elysees avenue, in Paris. A strong police presence has deployed in Paris before planned demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous violent protests and riotingProtests, Paris, France - 15 Dec 2018

Government and Trade

France Says It Will Tax Tech Giants at Start of 2019

The move could generate 500 million euros in taxes next year, according to the government.

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H&M Hennes & Mauritz

Financial

H&M Q4 Sales Grow 6% in Local Currencies

The Swedish retailer has been investing heavily in technology to speed up deliveries.

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Kering

Human Resources

Kering Adds Héloïse Temple-Boyer to Board

The Artémis executive replaces longtime board vice chairman Patricia Barbizet, who has stepped down after nearly three decades of working with the Pinault family.

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Zara's revamped flagship in Milan.

Financial

Inditex Stresses Margins Over Discounts

Zara’s parent company concentrated on operational efficiency over sales promotions in the third quarter.

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H&M and Eytys

Fashion Scoops

H&M Teams With Eytys for Gender-Neutral Collection

The fast-fashion retailer will sell the Swedish label’s chunky shoes in boxes decorated by painter Zoe Barcza.

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H&M Hennes & Mauritz

Human Resources

H&M Focuses on Fair Living Wage Measures

Many brands are “conspicuously silent” when it comes to wages, said an H&M-commissioned report on the issue.

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The aftermath of the Paris protests.

Business Features

Tallying Protest Costs, France Frets Over Future

French President Emmanuel Macron declared a state of economic and social emergency as he pledged measures aimed at raising living standards.

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LVMH's Dîner des Maisons Engagées

Parties

LVMH Trains Fund-raising Power on Battling Sickle Cell Disease

Guests at the luxury group’s sixth annual charity gala included Jain, Flora Coquerel and Mamoudou Gassama, better known as Spiderman.

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The aftermath of the Paris protests.

Retail

Paris Braces for More Protest Violence Over Weekend

Warnings and plans for store closures swept the capital; the government plans to deploy 8,000 troops and armored vehicles in the city.

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Kering

Textiles

Kering Partners With Savory Institute For Regenerative Sourcing Plan

The luxury giant said the push for regenerative sourcing is a potential game changer.

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Technology

Microsoft Talks AI Ethics, GDPR at Retail Event in Paris

Participants gathered at the French capital’s start-up hub Station F to talk retail and technology.

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The Salon des Fiançés on the second floor of Boucheron's Place Vendôme flagship

Jewelry

Boucheron to Open Renovated Place Vendôme Flagship

An upper floor, dubbed “Le 26″ and operated by The Ritz, can serve as an apartment for the house’s most exclusive clients.

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Former first lady Michelle Obama walks on stage during a stop on her book tour for "Becoming," in WashingtonMichelle Obama Book Tour, Washington, USA - 25 Nov 2018

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama to Reschedule Paris, Berlin Stops

The former first lady will join the Bush family to commemorate President George H.W. Bush.

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Alessandro Michele

Fashion Scoops

Gucci to Push Into High Jewelry With Collection in 2019

Colored stones will dominate the 200 pieces of the first collection, expected midyear.

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Fashion

The Rise of Sustainable Influencers

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Social Studies