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Elbaz Dismissed From Lanvin Board


The decision was made during a brief "technical" meeting at Lanvin HQ in Paris, reports WWD, and means that Elbaz will no longer have any say in the future of the brand. He does, however, continue to own a minority share in the company. Elbaz's split with the house that he helped steer to commercial and critical success during his 14-year tenure was an acrimonious one, with the designer said to have been ousted by majority shareholder Shaw-Lan Wang. Accusations of "poor quality" and "agressiveness" on Elbaz's part followed shortly - all o... Read More »

A win, a podium and the lead in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy for BMW racer Benjamin Colliaux – Successful races in France and Japan.


Munich (DE), The 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy keeps growing: the number of participants has further increased. The standings also see a new leader: Benjamin Colliaux (FR), who had a successful weekend in the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) at Nogaro (FR). Colliaux and his fellow BMW riders collected no less than a win and four more podium finishes. Also in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK), the BMW S 1000 RR raced to the podium in Nogaro, with Kenny Foray (FR) claiming a third place. In Suzuka (JP), the 2016 MFJ Superbike All... Read More »

Renault to recruit 1,000 permanent employees and 1,000 apprentices in France in 2016


Between 2015 and 2016, 1,000 people were hired on permanent contracts. This is proof that the concrete measures taken since 2013 to help drive the Group’s growth and prepare for the future have been a success. Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault group: “With the agreement signed in 2013, we ensured the continuing activity of our French plants, which are now more competitive, higher-performing, and more attractive to our partners. In 2015, this enhanced competitiveness significantly boosted our production volume to more than 660,000... Read More »

Carrefour – partnering the “French Touch” campaign in Poland


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 »

Brittany Ferries doubles choice of long-stay winter sun holidays to 18 locations and reduces prices


There are hundreds of thousands of British-owned holiday homes in the Spanish Costas, the Portuguese Algarve and the South of France and many are used to escape the dull winter months in the UK. But now you don't have to buy a place to enjoy all this. You can avoid the worst months of the winter and even save on ever-rising heating bills by taking a long sojourn in the sun, enjoying outdoor pursuits such as tennis, golf, walking and al fresco eating. Brittany Ferries has selected some really high quality apartments in nine different resor... Read More »

European Waterways launches its 2016/17 Cruise Brochure


The new, full-colour, fully-illustrated brochure, enlarged to 80 pages, highlights all of the company’s 17 vessels, including for the first time the new, double-decker, hotel barge Finesse, which will commence cruising the scenic River Saône and Canal du Centre in Southern Burgundy from May 2016. Built and designed to exacting standards with luxury in mind, Finesse will offer accommodation for up to 8 passengers in four spacious twin or double-bedded suites, each air-conditioned and with beautifully appointed shower-rooms. Says Derek Banks, ... Read More »

TNT invites customers to keep scoring with new campaign


A highlight of the campaign is an online football game, allowing customers to shoot penalties on a virtual football table. Companies will be able to compete with one another in Europe and beyond later this autumn. The best scorers may be able to win prizes, such as tickets to European top matches, as well as football tables. The online game can be played at Some customers may also be able to save 20% on shipments imported from or exported to Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Swede... Read More »

SGG Group finds new financial partner Astorg


Cobepa sells SGG to Astorg-Partners and management SGG, one of the leading independent Trust & Services providers in the Benelux, has been sold by Cobepa to Astorg-Partners (“Astorg”) and SGG’s management for an undisclosed amount. Established in 1953, and headquartered in Luxembourg, SGG is a leading independent Trust & Services provider in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Curaçao with c.550 professionals. It offers a comprehensive range of value-added services, providing tailored solutions primarily focused on corporate and ins... Read More »

Free movement: end of the first phase of transitional period for Croatian workers


Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain have decided to allow Croatian citizens full access to their labour markets. They will therefore fully apply the EU legislation on free movement of workers as of 1 July 2015. Austria, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia and the United Kingdom have decided to maintain their restrictions for another three years. Remaining Member States granted Croatian workers all free movement rights already on accession on 1 July 2013. Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills a... Read More »

AXA Strategic Ventures invests in Easyproprietaire, the first community one-stop shop dedicated to simplifying the purchase process of real estate property


Easyproprietaire is a free and innovative community website and mobile site that allows prospective buyers to acquire property easily and enthusiastically! The service is available for all prospective homeowners, particularly first-time buyers seeking to buy their main home, which account for nearly 500,000 people each year in France. ... Read More »

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