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Carrefour Market tests a new hybrid lighting system

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For Carrefour, 2015 is all about tackling climate change, and so it has joined forces with ECHY and PHILLIPS to develop an innovative new lighting solution in order to reduce its energy consumption. The system developed by French start-up ECHY and PHILLIPS – a global leader in lighting solutions – is getting its first retail sector test at Carrefour. The Bonneval Carrefour Market (south-west of the Paris region) is where it is being tried out – it has been installed at the entrance to the store which is lit using sunlight. Lens panels instal... Read More »

Jardin d’ici: New gardening-title from Burda in France

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„The gardening-segment in France lacked a fresh perspective. There is a new enthusiastic generation of gardeners that will be able to re-discover many things with Jardin d’ici. For them, we now offer a new magazine each season of the year, that makes you want to go outside“, explains Sylvie Gendron, Editor-in-chief of Jardin d’ici. With each issue comes a set of collectable info-cards and a seasonal moon-calendar. Jardin d’ici appears with an initial print run of 80,000 and at a price of 5,90 Euros (in France). The magazine will also be avai... Read More »

Verdon Terminal relaunched Europorte wins the bid of Atlantic Port of Bordeaux

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Composed of three main centres, a port for the Bordeaux conurbation, a railway shuttle system and a port terminal, the logistics chain will be managed by a port logistics company to increase the flows between the terminals at Verdon and the hinterland. Europorte envisages the mobilisation of approximately 70 staff, dedicated resources and an initial investment of €10 million. The reduction in transit time and the growth in handling capacity for larger ships will enable the port to handle 70,000 containers in 2016. The Grand Port Maritime de ... Read More »

Total Energy Ventures invests in France’s Avenisense

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Founded in 2010 and based in southeastern France, Avenisense develops and manufactures embedded sensors that enhance industrial process safety and efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for engines and turbines. The suite of products marketed by Avenisense is used to measure liquid density and viscosity, gas density, fluid humidity and oil quality. The company targets the laboratory analyzer and online process markets, as well as certain end users in the petrochemical, energy and transportation industries. Embedded in analyzers, pipes, tank... Read More »

Carrefour tests the first shopping list on a smartwatch

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Customers who have tried the new C-où mobile app since it was launched at Carrefour's smart Villeneuve-la-Garenne store last April have been particularly won over by it – thanks to its practical and ergonomically-designed "shopping list" feature. Carrefour is currently working with Publicis Shopper and French start-up Think&Go, testing the concept of doing one's shopping while looking at one's smartwatch. Basically, customers draw up their shopping list on their Samsung smartphone using the new C-où mobile app, and then magically, the... Read More »

Brittany Ferries: A vintage year for wallet-friendly holidays to France and Spain…

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With the pound sterling soaring against the euro, and the price of petrol taking a dip, 2015 is set to be a wallet-friendly year for packing up the car and heading across the Channel for a holiday in France or Spain. £1 currently buys around €1.30, making holiday budgets stretch even further. And holidaymakers can drive further too thanks to a 5 per cent drop in the price of petrol and diesel on the continent over the last couple of months (a reduction of around 7 cents per litre). Add to this the savings that can be made with Brittany Fe... Read More »

Societe Generale awarded ‘Best Trade Finance Bank in France’ by Global Finance Magazine

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By building close relationships with its customers, the bank is able to offer tailored advice and innovative solutions for clients’ security issues and financing needs. More information about the bank’s solutions can be found on https://import-export.societegenerale.fr/en, a website designed by Société Générale to support companies’ international development. This award is confirmation of the results published in a study carried out by CSA, which recognized Societe Generale as a leading French provider of trade finance services. ... Read More »

Essilor creates the Vision For Life™ program dedicated to eliminating poor vision

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URE, or poor vision, is the most common disability in the world, and an estimated 2.5 billion people do not have the vision correction they need. Visual impairment has significant social and economic repercussions – the latter calculated to be worth as much as USD 272 billion in lost global productivity per year. Vision For Life is a strategic giving program that aims to accelerate initiatives targeting poor vision through awareness-raising, capacity-building and the creation of basic vision care infrastructure. The sustainable development o... Read More »

MEISSEN COUTURE® presents New Home Collection in Paris

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In addition to its new furniture designs, the luxury brand is also presenting a new lamp collection, new fabric creations, and two new tableware designs. Furthermore, the label with the crossed swords will show its first collection of luxurious outdoor furniture for the terrace and garden. "With these new lines, we are rounding out our programme. In terms of style, we are focusing on a classically modern mid-century style while playing with references to our historic design from our archives spanning three hundred years,” explains Christian ... Read More »

Brittany Ferries expands fleet to offer more no-frills ‘économie’ sailings to Le Havre and Bilbao

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Ferry and holiday company Brittany Ferries has today announced the charter, commencing May, of a vessel which will operate under its 'no-frills' Brittany Ferries économie brand, which has proved so successful following its launch last March. The additional ship will serve the Portsmouth to Le Havre route (four times a week) and the Portsmouth to Bilbao route (once a week). The économie brand is aimed at customers who wish to travel to France or Spain at a very reasonable fare without the cruise-style experience normally provided by Brittany ... Read More »

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