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Brittany Ferries named Best Family Ferry Operator at the inaugural Family Traveller Awards

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Hosted by BAFTA award winning presenter Katy Hill, the awards took place at London's highest viewing platform at the top of the tallest building in Western Europe, The View from The Shard. The Awards are the first of their kind to recognise the best of the best in family travel and are the results of both public and panel votes which saw over 26,000 recorded across 18 categories. The expert panel was made up of Family Traveller Columnists Simon Reeve and Mariella Frostrup, Family Traveller Editor Jane Anderson, The Times Travel Editor Jane K... Read More »

World Food Day: the Carrefour Foundation launches its 3rd international collection campaign with the Food Banks

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From Taipei to São Paulo – nearly 2000 Carrefour stores are getting involved in 10 different countries The collection will commence in Carrefour Taiwan on World Food Day, and will run until December. Collections will then get under way in Romania on 23 November, with France, Italy, Argentina and China following suite on 27 and 28 November. The campaign will then run in Carrefour Poland from 4 to 6 December, before Carrefour Brazil on 5 December and then Carrefour Belgium from 11 to 13 December. In stores, several hundred volunteer Carrefo... Read More »

Brittany Ferries: Combine Christmas shopping with a Gourmet Cruise to France – from just £69pp

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These cruises include return ferry travel (some with your car), plus fine French dining either on board Brittany Ferries' cruise-ferries, in France, or both. Customers can choose from four French arrival ports - the UNESCO world heritage city of Le Havre and home of impressionism (from Portsmouth), the historic Normandy town of Caen (from Portsmouth), the fishing port of Cherbourg (from Poole), or the historic Breton walled town of St Malo (from Portsmouth). But the most important question is - where to eat? Each cruise offers a range of carefu... Read More »

Carrefour: Diet and Climate Conference

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Our shared aim? Showcase our concrete solutions upstream of the farming sector to ensure that average global temperatures do not rise by more than 2°C. A study has been conducted by consultancy firm BIPE in order to take stock of the current situation and analyse the causal relationships between what we eat and the climate, based on a set of recent scientific documents. This study is being presented today by Carrefour and the Avril group at a conference, in the presence of the WWF, the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the AFD ... Read More »

Carrefour – partnering the “French Touch” campaign in Poland

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The purpose the campaign is to use cultural, touristic and commercial means to showcase France. Throughout the period, France and its products will be on show throughout Poland in many of its shopping centres. The highlights of France's regions will be showcased, the aim being to show Polish people the richness and beauty of what they have to offer to visitors and make them want to find out more. During the weeks of the "French Touch campaign” French product enthusiasts will be able to pick up a special passport from a number of outlets in W... Read More »

R&D: Thales and CNRS extend strategic partnership

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In each of its five key markets, Thales needs to consolidate its technology leadership in the face of tough competition. Pursuing advanced research in physics, algorithms, modelling and software, the Thales and CNRS teams have highly complementary expertise and a shared ambition to develop value-adding innovations for customers and users of Thales solutions. Joint laboratories and integrated research teams set up under this type of agreement are a constant source of inspiration and motivation for both partners. Working with innovative indust... Read More »

‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft’ will see the creation of enterprise tailored solutions that can be rapidly implemented to drive business performance and innovation through the cloud

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‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft’ will provide managed ‘as a service’ cloud solutions tailored to industry needs. Example solutions include: OneShare – to accelerate the provisioning of test & development on Microsoft Azure and control costs through usage monitoring and resource scheduling; SkySight - an Azure-like private cloud to help enterprises quickly deploy new applications, leverage competitively-priced managed services and benefit from rapid deployment and configuration; Unique Capgemini industry-focused IP offerings s... Read More »

Essilor ranked one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes magazine for 5th consecutive year

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A pioneer in ophthalmic optics In more than 165 years, Essilor’s scope of innovation has grown considerably without compromising its original core business of ophthalmic optics. Credited with breakthroughs that have left their mark on the world of optics such as progressive, organic and photochromic organic lenses, the Essilor Group is a pioneer when it comes to delivering its mission of improving lives by improving sight. “Innovation is part of our DNA and a key driver in our business of providing solutions to a fundamental human need: g... Read More »

Essilor is Gold Sponsor of the 1st World Congress of Optometry

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More than 1700 Eye Care Professionals from over 60 countries will gather in Medellin (Colombia) on August 14-16, for the World Congress of Optometry. This congress is the first in a series of global events to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share research knowledge, explore clinical practice, education development and technological innovations and define an agenda for the future of accessible vision health care. Lectures and seminars will be presented by leading experts from across the globe, amongst which Prof. Brien Holden, Pro... Read More »

ENGIE becomes the French leader in the solar industry by acquiring a 95% stake in Solairedirect

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The merger between the two businesses allows ENGIE to bolster its position in the solar sector and makes it the market leader in France with a total gross installed capacity of 383 MW . This will also strengthen its global position, as Solairedirect is present in more than 15 countries, of which are already sites of ENGIE activities. Announcing the acquisition, Gérard Mestrallet, ENGIE's Chairman and CEO, stated: "We are very proud to be able to announce our cooperation with Solairedirect, a French company with an international reach. This i... Read More »

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