Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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PARIS Booming sales growth at French luxury group Kering got even faster in the first quarter, sending its shares to record highs, as red-hot demand for its Gucci clothing and handbags was joined by other labels such as Balenciaga.
PARIS Booming demand for L'Oreal's luxury cosmetics brands like Lancome, particularly in China, helped boost the company's first-quarter sales, offsetting a more wobbly performance in the group's mass market division.
PARIS France's LVMH , which owns brands from Louis Vuitton to Moet & Chandon champagne, on Tuesday said thriving demand for its luxury products showed little sign of fading this year, in an upbeat assessment that drove a share rally across the sector. | Video
SAINTE-FLORENCE, France Louis Vuitton, the biggest earnings driver at French luxury goods group LVMH , is expanding its leather goods and handbag production with at least two new workshops planned for this year and next, the brand said on Tuesday.
PARIS French luxury goods maker Hermes, known for $10,000-plus leather handbags such as the Birkin, rewarded shareholders on Wednesday with a higher dividend and a one-off payout after a bumper year for sales and profits.
PARIS French supermarket chain Leclerc, which launches a home delivery service in Paris this month, also aims to open click and collect stores and hypermarkets in the capital.
PARIS Nowhere is fashion a bigger business than in France - and President Emmanuel Macron intends to keep it that way.
PARIS French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.
PARIS Kering, owner of the Gucci brand, reported better than expected sales growth in the fourth quarter and said 2018 should be another solid year as it refocuses on luxury and boosts other fashion labels including Balenciaga.
PARIS Qatari investment fund Mayhoola, which owns Italian fashion house Valentino, and Chinese conglomerate Fosun, the company behind French tourism group Club Med, are vying to acquire a majority stake in struggling French fashion house Lanvin, two sources familiar with the talks said.