The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU has confirmed luxury goods manufacturers can prohibit their authorised retailers from selling products on third-party platforms such as Amazon or Ebay.
Muji has just opened its latest store outside of Japan, now beating the number of stores it has in its domestic market. It will focus on growing the number further as it targets SE Asia and plans its Vietnam launch.
It was a golden week online for John Lewis in the period to July 22 but physical stores were also strong. It saw an 8.9% sales increase to £79.8m and online traffic that made it “one of its biggest weeks of the year.”
Michael Kors has reached a deal to buy its smaller luxury segment peer Jimmy Choo for almost £900 million, well above the £800 million that was expected. It plans fast expansion and a move into new fashion product areas.