Sunday 30 August 1998
n ASDA AND TESCO both defied the European Court of Justice's ban on their selling cut-price designer goods in stores. Asda brazenly ran a free coach service to its sale from outside Harvey Nichols in Leeds while Tesco said that its two new supermarkets would be selling brand-names at much-reduced prices. (Sources: the Express, the Daily Telegraph and The Independent)
n GUCCI AND LVMH (owners of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior) have seen their share prices slide as the financial climate in the Far East worsens. Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger have also seen share prices plunge below levels at which the companies floated. (Source: the Observer)
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