Back on the rails

After buying out the SNCF’s shares in the Orient-Express, the Accor group had to present its vision of the legendary train before putting it back on track. The departure is scheduled for early 2025, enough time to create the buzz and stimulate the public interest. Last year, the group launched a range of lifestyle products […]

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Attraction Centers

The news did not make the headlines. It is nonetheless indicative of the evolution of stores and consumer expectations in 2022. Six years after its launch, the Vill’Up shopping center on the outskirts of the Parc de la Villette in Paris is about to take a new direction. A change that is not so surprising […]

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Places for Life, Places for Desire

A business reflects its era and the evolution of department stores informs us about our time. Look at the 3,000 sq.m. basement of the Parisian Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. Twenty years ago (at the beginning of the century), those who were not yet called Millenials or Gen Z, but simply teenagers, could find in there anything they […]

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Agri-people

It all started with Brad Pitt, during the Angelina era. After buying a domain in the south of France, the two world stars set out to produce rosé wine. Strange idea, but don’t forget they are Americans… And, against all odds, what could have been just another whim turned out to be a success. Despite […]

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Finger food

Snacking doesn’t have good press among nutritionists, but it has never been more successful. This is probably due to the fact that it responds to the current trend to reinvent new rules and new standards. Bouillon Service, a pioneer of the Parisian neo-bistro (a niche that has become a business opportunity), anticipated the fashion and now offers […]

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