Marks & Spencer brings its comfy knickers back to Paris

After a ten-year absence from France, Marks & Spencer on Thursday opened a new store on the Champs-Elysées, with other branches to follow.

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The French may scoff at British cooking and fashion, but retailer Marks & Spencer reckons France is yearning for its ready-made chicken tikka masala, gourmet chutney and sensible knickers, reports Reuters news agency..