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Offering corporate sports activities has its share of advantages. The approach makes it possible in particular to develop internal cohesion, improve the productivity of employees, but also to act on their well-being in general.

Sport in the workplace: a practice that is becoming more democratic

The survey ?Inventory, obstacles and levers to the development of the practice of sport in the workplace. Employee-manager mirror study, conducted in 2018, highlights several lessons. To start, 14% of managers say that their company offers physical and sports activities to employees, a figure that rises to 40% in large companies but falls to 4% for VSEs. Even though 94% of employees say they appreciate the approach, 75% of managers say that their company does not offer physical activity and that it is not planned. The lack of suitable infrastructure seems to be the main reason, but the cost is also the cause.

However, an important step has recently been taken. Indeed, the rules of liability to social contributions for the benefit constituted by the provision of access to sports equipment or sports lessons were relaxed by the government in December 2019. The Think & Do Tank ?Vitalité, Sport & Entreprise? also thought about several possibilities to develop sport in the workplace on a larger scale. For example, it is relevant to co-construct the project with employees so that they adhere to it more easily, to find ambassadors within the company to help it communicate better, or even to pool infrastructures.

In any case, the theme is destined to gain momentum in the future, for multiple reasons, ranging from need to prevent chronic diseases with obvious aspirations of younger generations. It is also a wish on the part of many employees who, after months of teleworking, wish to be able to continue to reconcile professional and personal life.

What types of sports activities to offer?

Sport in the company not only includes the practice of a sport within the establishment itself (yoga, fitness, boxing or muscle strengthening classes given during the lunch break or in the evening, provision of sports equipment in the premises?), but also sports activities organized outside the company. For example, managers can organize football, table tennis or basketball tournaments between the different departments, or submit the idea of ??collective registration for a sporting event, such as a race. Finally, the employer can simply offer financial participation in sports activities for employees and their families (subscription to a gym, preferential rates, etc.).

Sport in the workplace: benefits at all costs

If the beneficial effects of sport in general no longer need to be demonstrated (reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, etc.), practicing a sport at your workplace is a factor of well-being for the employee. Indeed, sport allows you to decompress, to be less stressed and to evolve at work in a more relaxed atmosphere. In addition, engaging in physical activity with colleagues strengthens team bonds, promotes mutual aid, cohesion and group spirit. Besides that, thanks to sport, employees and their managers are on an equal footing. Discipline erases inequalities, both social and hierarchical, and newcomers are more easily integrated.

The benefits are no less for employers. According to experts, integrating sport into its strategy allows a company increase employee productivity, reduce absenteeism and therefore, ultimately, improve profitability. Moreover, for a company, showing that its employees can practice a sport at work can only improve its image and therefore strengthen its employer brand. This naturally attracts qualified talents who are sensitive to the issue of well-being at work.

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Offering corporate sports activities has its share of advantages. The approach makes it possible in particular to develop internal cohesion, improve the productivity of employees, but also to act on their well-being in general.

Sport in the workplace: a practice that is becoming more democratic

The survey ?Inventory, obstacles and levers to the development of the practice of sport in the workplace. Employee-manager mirror study, conducted in 2018, highlights several lessons. To start, 14% of managers say that their company offers physical and sports activities to employees, a figure that rises to 40% in large companies but falls to 4% for VSEs. Even though 94% of employees say they appreciate the approach, 75% of managers say that their company does not offer physical activity and that it is not planned. The lack of suitable infrastructure seems to be the main reason, but the cost is also the cause.

However, an important step has recently been taken. Indeed, the rules of liability to social contributions for the benefit constituted by the provision of access to sports equipment or sports lessons were relaxed by the government in December 2019. The Think & Do Tank ?Vitalité, Sport & Entreprise? also thought about several possibilities to develop sport in the workplace on a larger scale. For example, it is relevant to co-construct the project with employees so that they adhere to it more easily, to find ambassadors within the company to help it communicate better, or even to pool infrastructures.

In any case, the theme is destined to gain momentum in the future, for multiple reasons, ranging from need to prevent chronic diseases with obvious aspirations of younger generations. It is also a wish on the part of many employees who, after months of teleworking, wish to be able to continue to reconcile professional and personal life.

What types of sports activities to offer?

Sport in the company not only includes the practice of a sport within the establishment itself (yoga, fitness, boxing or muscle strengthening classes given during the lunch break or in the evening, provision of sports equipment in the premises?), but also sports activities organized outside the company. For example, managers can organize football, table tennis or basketball tournaments between the different departments, or submit the idea of ??collective registration for a sporting event, such as a race. Finally, the employer can simply offer financial participation in sports activities for employees and their families (subscription to a gym, preferential rates, etc.).

Sport in the workplace: benefits at all costs

If the beneficial effects of sport in general no longer need to be demonstrated (reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, etc.), practicing a sport at your workplace is a factor of well-being for the employee. Indeed, sport allows you to decompress, to be less stressed and to evolve at work in a more relaxed atmosphere. In addition, engaging in physical activity with colleagues strengthens team bonds, promotes mutual aid, cohesion and group spirit. Besides that, thanks to sport, employees and their managers are on an equal footing. Discipline erases inequalities, both social and hierarchical, and newcomers are more easily integrated.

The benefits are no less for employers. According to experts, integrating sport into its strategy allows a company increase employee productivity, reduce absenteeism and therefore, ultimately, improve profitability. Moreover, for a company, showing that its employees can practice a sport at work can only improve its image and therefore strengthen its employer brand. This naturally attracts qualified talents who are sensitive to the issue of well-being at work.

(Photo credit: iStock)

Article written by

Author

This text is published under the responsibility of its author. Its content does not in any way engage the editorial staff of Les Echos Solutions.

[date_timestamp] => 1643014953 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Cybercrime: companies must reverse the balance of power [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/cybercrime-companies-must-reverse-the-balance-of-power/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:31:47 +0000 [category] => BusinessbalancecompaniesCybercrimeecosystèmeinnovation strategypowerReverseSecurityTribune [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/cybercrime-companies-must-reverse-the-balance-of-power/ [description] => To fight against increasingly organized and competent cyber espionage, companies must change the paradigm and... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

To fight against increasingly organized and competent cyber espionage, companies must change the paradigm and move from the status of victim to that of defence. An evolution that will not happen without the creation of a strong ecosystem where companies will share their data and information relating to fraud suffered. Because together we are stronger! Laurent Sarrat, co-founder and CEO of Sis ID gives us his analysis.

Laurent Sarrat, co-founder and CEO of Sis ID

Faced with the explosion and diversity of cyberattacks, companies must reverse the balance of power and erect new ramparts to protect themselves. In just a few years, cybercrime has gone from amateurism to international, efficient and organized networks. Today, regardless of their size and sector of activity, all companies are exposed.

Read also: Industrial ecosystem: Software République as a new example to follow

According to a study conducted by Euler Hermes and the National Association of Chief Financial and Controlling Officers (DFCG), in 2021, one in four companies suffered proven fraud; 33% damage greater than ?10,000 and 14% damage greater than ?100,000. A phenomenon accentuated by the health crisis since nearly one in two companies has recorded an upsurge in attacks following the generalization of telework. As for the frequency, 28% of companies say they have suffered at least one fraud this year.

Who are the hackers?

Today, cybercrime has two main types of profiles. On the one hand, technical hackers whose objective is to flush out computer flaws in the billions of lines of software and infrastructure code, on the other, commercial profiles playing on the psychological manipulation of their potential victims to extract information (passwords, bank details, codes, etc.). While the former manage to thwart all the cyber defense tools developed by specialized publishers who devote millions of dollars to their R&D, the latter, those of social engineering, are constantly sharpening their scenarios and arguments to deceive ever more interlocutors. There is this asset, this benefit of surprise, of the absence of rules or codes to follow which allow hackers to free themselves from all the brakes that corporates have. The objective is therefore to create a weapon, an asset, a unique “cyber intelligence practice” that only corporates can have to reverse the balance of power.

Distinct for a long time, these two currents are now bringing together. Objective: to gain efficiency by playing on both counts. An unprecedented approach that companies must now take into account to, in turn, deploy effective defense strategies.

How to fight?

But faced with such a scourge, what to do? How can companies, whose primary vocation is to focus on their core business and not on IT security, fight against these organized gangs ? sometimes state-run ? whose energy is focused on the quest for all their security breaches whether technical or psychological?

How can you predict an attack when you don’t know its potential vulnerability? However, today the majority of companies consider that they have deployed all the solutions and best practices to protect themselves against cyberattacks. They believe they are ready against all attacks. A real questioning when we see that Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook or Google have not been spared. It is therefore urgent to get in working order to anticipate and respond to these clever people using innovative techniques.

It’s time for companies to use the same techniques as attackers, namely banding together to create an ecosystem that allows them to unite. Thus, like a Waze or a Coyote, whose objective is to allow different communities to share information in real time, companies have every interest in cross-referencing and sharing their data relating to fraud and cyberattacks. Then task cyber defense professionals with applying their technologies to extract ?patterns? and analyze new fraud habits. Thanks to this approach, companies will be able to deploy effective anti-fraud schemes and adopt an agile and reactive cyber defense.

However, such a device forces companies to be transparent about their cyberattacks, which they generally prefer to keep quiet, fearing for their notoriety. But this silence, tolerable in the past, has become counterproductive, even dangerous in view of the explosion in the number of cyberattacks and the detrimental impact on the image of the company that has remained silent.

Playing collectively by creating a community that adopts the same reflexes as those of social networks is undoubtedly the best way to deal with today’s cybercrime. Without sharing information about their cyberattacks, companies will have a hard time changing the balance of power with cybercriminals. They will certainly lose the battle against ever more numerous, innovative and better organized hackers.

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) [summary] => To fight against increasingly organized and competent cyber espionage, companies must change the paradigm and... [atom_content] =>

To fight against increasingly organized and competent cyber espionage, companies must change the paradigm and move from the status of victim to that of defence. An evolution that will not happen without the creation of a strong ecosystem where companies will share their data and information relating to fraud suffered. Because together we are stronger! Laurent Sarrat, co-founder and CEO of Sis ID gives us his analysis.

Laurent Sarrat, co-founder and CEO of Sis ID

Faced with the explosion and diversity of cyberattacks, companies must reverse the balance of power and erect new ramparts to protect themselves. In just a few years, cybercrime has gone from amateurism to international, efficient and organized networks. Today, regardless of their size and sector of activity, all companies are exposed.

Read also: Industrial ecosystem: Software République as a new example to follow

According to a study conducted by Euler Hermes and the National Association of Chief Financial and Controlling Officers (DFCG), in 2021, one in four companies suffered proven fraud; 33% damage greater than ?10,000 and 14% damage greater than ?100,000. A phenomenon accentuated by the health crisis since nearly one in two companies has recorded an upsurge in attacks following the generalization of telework. As for the frequency, 28% of companies say they have suffered at least one fraud this year.

Who are the hackers?

Today, cybercrime has two main types of profiles. On the one hand, technical hackers whose objective is to flush out computer flaws in the billions of lines of software and infrastructure code, on the other, commercial profiles playing on the psychological manipulation of their potential victims to extract information (passwords, bank details, codes, etc.). While the former manage to thwart all the cyber defense tools developed by specialized publishers who devote millions of dollars to their R&D, the latter, those of social engineering, are constantly sharpening their scenarios and arguments to deceive ever more interlocutors. There is this asset, this benefit of surprise, of the absence of rules or codes to follow which allow hackers to free themselves from all the brakes that corporates have. The objective is therefore to create a weapon, an asset, a unique “cyber intelligence practice” that only corporates can have to reverse the balance of power.

Distinct for a long time, these two currents are now bringing together. Objective: to gain efficiency by playing on both counts. An unprecedented approach that companies must now take into account to, in turn, deploy effective defense strategies.

How to fight?

But faced with such a scourge, what to do? How can companies, whose primary vocation is to focus on their core business and not on IT security, fight against these organized gangs ? sometimes state-run ? whose energy is focused on the quest for all their security breaches whether technical or psychological?

How can you predict an attack when you don’t know its potential vulnerability? However, today the majority of companies consider that they have deployed all the solutions and best practices to protect themselves against cyberattacks. They believe they are ready against all attacks. A real questioning when we see that Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook or Google have not been spared. It is therefore urgent to get in working order to anticipate and respond to these clever people using innovative techniques.

It’s time for companies to use the same techniques as attackers, namely banding together to create an ecosystem that allows them to unite. Thus, like a Waze or a Coyote, whose objective is to allow different communities to share information in real time, companies have every interest in cross-referencing and sharing their data relating to fraud and cyberattacks. Then task cyber defense professionals with applying their technologies to extract ?patterns? and analyze new fraud habits. Thanks to this approach, companies will be able to deploy effective anti-fraud schemes and adopt an agile and reactive cyber defense.

However, such a device forces companies to be transparent about their cyberattacks, which they generally prefer to keep quiet, fearing for their notoriety. But this silence, tolerable in the past, has become counterproductive, even dangerous in view of the explosion in the number of cyberattacks and the detrimental impact on the image of the company that has remained silent.

Playing collectively by creating a community that adopts the same reflexes as those of social networks is undoubtedly the best way to deal with today’s cybercrime. Without sharing information about their cyberattacks, companies will have a hard time changing the balance of power with cybercriminals. They will certainly lose the battle against ever more numerous, innovative and better organized hackers.

.

[date_timestamp] => 1643013107 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => The 4-day week adopted by some companies [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/the-4-day-week-adopted-by-some-companies/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Mon, 24 Jan 2022 07:59:53 +0000 [category] => Business4dayaction CAC 40adoptedBoursoramacompaniescurrency indicesinvestinvestmentParis stock exchangeQuotesSicavstock markettrackerswarrantsWeek [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/the-4-day-week-adopted-by-some-companies/ [description] => Well-being of employees, recruitment argument, increase in productivity? Some companies have been tempted by the... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Well-being of employees, recruitment argument, increase in productivity? Some companies have been tempted by the 4-day week, which has many advantages, both on a human, economic and ecological level.

The 4-day week adopted by some companies / iStock-Bychykhin_Olexandr

35 hour law

In France, the number of hours worked per week fell from 39 hours to 35 hours in 2002. A measure which was intended to share the work and therefore create employment. But also to provide more free time to employees, to improve their condition of family life, for example, or health. In reality, and particularly among executives, many employees work much more than 35 hours per week. According to INSEE, 9% of executives work well 35 hours, while 40% of executives work more than 40 hours per week. A rhythm of life that has led to numerous burnouts, which concern 2.5 million employees. But for some business leaders, the well-being of their employees comes first. They are therefore ready to offer them 32-hour weeks, without lowering their wages.

Several methods for the 4-day week

To apply the 4 working days per week, companies have several options. They can offer their employees to work 32 hours, spread over 4 days. This represents 8 hours of daily work. This approach does not fall within the framework of part-time work. Employees keep the same salary as for a classic 35-hour contract. Companies donate the 3 additional hours of work to their employees. Otherwise, companies have the option of remaining on a classic 35-hour contract. By applying the 4-day week, this amounts to 8h45 of daily work. The day off is freely chosen by the employees, who generally lean towards Friday. But Wednesday can also be considered, especially for those who have children.

The advantages for the employee and the company

If the 4-day week has already attracted many companies, it is because they see it as a win-win strategy. For employees, the benefits are multiple: increased well-being, with more free time, more flexibility to look after children, fewer musculoskeletal disorders, or even fewer accidents during home-work journeys. This day off allows you to make appointments, with doctors for example, which are difficult to make in normal times. For the company, the 4-day week also has advantages. Some who have tried have found better employee productivity. For example, Microsoft Japan recorded a 40% increase in productivity, which can be explained by a better work/life balance for employees. And for companies concerned about their carbon footprint, the 4-day week makes it possible in particular to reduce the ecological impact by reducing employee travel. Finally, this measure can be a real argument for hiring, since 21% of employees would like to reduce their week against longer working days, according to the Workforce View 2020 study, by RH ADP.

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) [summary] => Well-being of employees, recruitment argument, increase in productivity? Some companies have been tempted by the... [atom_content] =>

Well-being of employees, recruitment argument, increase in productivity? Some companies have been tempted by the 4-day week, which has many advantages, both on a human, economic and ecological level.

The 4-day week adopted by some companies / iStock-Bychykhin_Olexandr

35 hour law

In France, the number of hours worked per week fell from 39 hours to 35 hours in 2002. A measure which was intended to share the work and therefore create employment. But also to provide more free time to employees, to improve their condition of family life, for example, or health. In reality, and particularly among executives, many employees work much more than 35 hours per week. According to INSEE, 9% of executives work well 35 hours, while 40% of executives work more than 40 hours per week. A rhythm of life that has led to numerous burnouts, which concern 2.5 million employees. But for some business leaders, the well-being of their employees comes first. They are therefore ready to offer them 32-hour weeks, without lowering their wages.

Several methods for the 4-day week

To apply the 4 working days per week, companies have several options. They can offer their employees to work 32 hours, spread over 4 days. This represents 8 hours of daily work. This approach does not fall within the framework of part-time work. Employees keep the same salary as for a classic 35-hour contract. Companies donate the 3 additional hours of work to their employees. Otherwise, companies have the option of remaining on a classic 35-hour contract. By applying the 4-day week, this amounts to 8h45 of daily work. The day off is freely chosen by the employees, who generally lean towards Friday. But Wednesday can also be considered, especially for those who have children.

The advantages for the employee and the company

If the 4-day week has already attracted many companies, it is because they see it as a win-win strategy. For employees, the benefits are multiple: increased well-being, with more free time, more flexibility to look after children, fewer musculoskeletal disorders, or even fewer accidents during home-work journeys. This day off allows you to make appointments, with doctors for example, which are difficult to make in normal times. For the company, the 4-day week also has advantages. Some who have tried have found better employee productivity. For example, Microsoft Japan recorded a 40% increase in productivity, which can be explained by a better work/life balance for employees. And for companies concerned about their carbon footprint, the 4-day week makes it possible in particular to reduce the ecological impact by reducing employee travel. Finally, this measure can be a real argument for hiring, since 21% of employees would like to reduce their week against longer working days, according to the Workforce View 2020 study, by RH ADP.

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[date_timestamp] => 1643011193 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Bio-waste that can be eaten for breakfast, the new creation of the Akareva company [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/bio-waste-that-can-be-eaten-for-breakfast-the-new-creation-of-the-akareva-company/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Mon, 24 Jan 2022 06:24:51 +0000 [category] => BusinessAkarevabiowastebreakfastcompanycreationeaten [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/bio-waste-that-can-be-eaten-for-breakfast-the-new-creation-of-the-akareva-company/ [description] => They are called Survivors: they are small squares to nibble zero waste made from the... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

They are called Survivors: they are small squares to nibble zero waste made from the pressing of fruits and vegetables intended to make juices. This is the latest innovation from Akareva, a young company from Strasbourg. Bio-waste for breakfast or aperitif, would you like it?

We knew the insects to peck at the aperitif, here comes the bio-waste for breakfast. This is the latest creation from the young Strasbourg company Akareva. Founded in 2020 in Strasbourg, this press-workshop offers vegetable milks and organic fruit and vegetable juices made the same day without pasteurization, delivered to your home in a returnable bottle.

It all started one morning in March 2021: “I woke up one morning telling myself that I was tired of throwing away kilos of pulp and okara waste, from the pressing of our juices and our vegetable milks”, says Matthieu Gru, founder of Akareva.

He recalls that in the food industry, a third of the world’s production is thrown away: “There is no question that we, even small ones, generate waste”. We had to find a solution to recycle our waste and why not by inventing a recipe: a zero waste organic biscuit.

A professional oven is purchased and a first test of savory recipes begins in June. Not very conclusive: “The raw material was too wet and we couldn’t make a paste”. In the end, after numerous crash tests and more than a hundred recipes tested, the Survivors were born.

They will eventually be sweet and require quite a bit of labor. Matthieu Gru reveals part of the recipe: “We developed a dough based on oats, pulp mixed into tiny pieces and okara. Everything went through the mixer in which we added a little water and rapeseed oil. The dough, once spread , is cooked at low temperature for two and a half hours”.

The young Strasbourg company offers three versions: cocoa nuggets, cinnamon/hemp seeds and roasted hazelnuts. “We wanted to move away from classic cereals which are often too sweet and too greasy. When you bite into a Survivor, you just feel a hint of sugar brought by the date”, says Matthieu Gru.

Nice surprise on arrival: these anti-waste cereals are rated 100/100 on Yuka, the application that deciphers the composition of food products and assesses their impact on health. “We didn’t necessarily expect to have such a note, but we are delighted”, agrees the founder of Akareva.

At 8.90 euros for 300 grams, the Survivors, sold in returnable glass jars, are snapping up like hot cakes. ?We will have to restock very quickly?, remarks Matthieu Gru, “We make several batches a week”. The first customer feedback is good. What predict a long second life to the Survivors.

) [summary] => They are called Survivors: they are small squares to nibble zero waste made from the... [atom_content] =>

They are called Survivors: they are small squares to nibble zero waste made from the pressing of fruits and vegetables intended to make juices. This is the latest innovation from Akareva, a young company from Strasbourg. Bio-waste for breakfast or aperitif, would you like it?

We knew the insects to peck at the aperitif, here comes the bio-waste for breakfast. This is the latest creation from the young Strasbourg company Akareva. Founded in 2020 in Strasbourg, this press-workshop offers vegetable milks and organic fruit and vegetable juices made the same day without pasteurization, delivered to your home in a returnable bottle.

It all started one morning in March 2021: “I woke up one morning telling myself that I was tired of throwing away kilos of pulp and okara waste, from the pressing of our juices and our vegetable milks”, says Matthieu Gru, founder of Akareva.

He recalls that in the food industry, a third of the world’s production is thrown away: “There is no question that we, even small ones, generate waste”. We had to find a solution to recycle our waste and why not by inventing a recipe: a zero waste organic biscuit.

A professional oven is purchased and a first test of savory recipes begins in June. Not very conclusive: “The raw material was too wet and we couldn’t make a paste”. In the end, after numerous crash tests and more than a hundred recipes tested, the Survivors were born.

They will eventually be sweet and require quite a bit of labor. Matthieu Gru reveals part of the recipe: “We developed a dough based on oats, pulp mixed into tiny pieces and okara. Everything went through the mixer in which we added a little water and rapeseed oil. The dough, once spread , is cooked at low temperature for two and a half hours”.

The young Strasbourg company offers three versions: cocoa nuggets, cinnamon/hemp seeds and roasted hazelnuts. “We wanted to move away from classic cereals which are often too sweet and too greasy. When you bite into a Survivor, you just feel a hint of sugar brought by the date”, says Matthieu Gru.

Nice surprise on arrival: these anti-waste cereals are rated 100/100 on Yuka, the application that deciphers the composition of food products and assesses their impact on health. “We didn’t necessarily expect to have such a note, but we are delighted”, agrees the founder of Akareva.

At 8.90 euros for 300 grams, the Survivors, sold in returnable glass jars, are snapping up like hot cakes. ?We will have to restock very quickly?, remarks Matthieu Gru, “We make several batches a week”. The first customer feedback is good. What predict a long second life to the Survivors.

[date_timestamp] => 1643005491 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => French company says round aquariums drive fish ?crazy? [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/french-company-says-round-aquariums-drive-fish-crazy/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Sun, 23 Jan 2022 18:56:36 +0000 [category] => BusinessaquariumscompanyCrazyDrivefishFrench [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/french-company-says-round-aquariums-drive-fish-crazy/ [description] => The market leader in pet products in France, AgroBiothers Laboratoire, has indicated that it will... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The market leader in pet products in France, AgroBiothers Laboratoire, has indicated that it will no longer sell aquariums under 15 liters in capacity and in round format. The company will only work with rectangular pieces.

In announcing its decision, the company said placing animals in small spaces, without filtration or oxygenation, is a form of abuse. ?People buy goldfish for their kids on a whim, but if they knew what it was, they wouldn’t. Going around in circles in a small aquarium drives the fish crazy and kills them quickly,? AgroBiothers CEO Matthieu Lambeau told Reuters.

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Explaining the decision, Lambeau said goldfish are animals that need the company of other fish, enough space and clean water. When placed in large aquariums or ponds, minnows can live up to 30 years and reach 25 centimeters in size, while in aquariums they die within weeks or months.

Although being the largest market in Europe for aquarium redfish, with approximately 2.3 million fish, France does not have specific legislation for these animals, while other countries on the continent have already prohibits trade in this type of container.

A French company claims that round aquariums drive fish ?crazy?. Image: LUIS PADILLA-Photography/

?It’s a French anachronism, so we decided to act. We cannot educate all of our consumers to explain to them that keeping a fish in an aquarium is cruel. We consider it our responsibility to no longer give consumers this option,? added Lambeaux.

“There is a demand for aquariums, but the reality is that we are giving children the opportunity to watch goldfish slowly die,” the company’s CEO added.

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) [summary] => The market leader in pet products in France, AgroBiothers Laboratoire, has indicated that it will... [atom_content] =>

The market leader in pet products in France, AgroBiothers Laboratoire, has indicated that it will no longer sell aquariums under 15 liters in capacity and in round format. The company will only work with rectangular pieces.

In announcing its decision, the company said placing animals in small spaces, without filtration or oxygenation, is a form of abuse. ?People buy goldfish for their kids on a whim, but if they knew what it was, they wouldn’t. Going around in circles in a small aquarium drives the fish crazy and kills them quickly,? AgroBiothers CEO Matthieu Lambeau told Reuters.

Read also !

Explaining the decision, Lambeau said goldfish are animals that need the company of other fish, enough space and clean water. When placed in large aquariums or ponds, minnows can live up to 30 years and reach 25 centimeters in size, while in aquariums they die within weeks or months.

Although being the largest market in Europe for aquarium redfish, with approximately 2.3 million fish, France does not have specific legislation for these animals, while other countries on the continent have already prohibits trade in this type of container.

A French company claims that round aquariums drive fish ?crazy?. Image: LUIS PADILLA-Photography/

?It’s a French anachronism, so we decided to act. We cannot educate all of our consumers to explain to them that keeping a fish in an aquarium is cruel. We consider it our responsibility to no longer give consumers this option,? added Lambeaux.

“There is a demand for aquariums, but the reality is that we are giving children the opportunity to watch goldfish slowly die,” the company’s CEO added.

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[date_timestamp] => 1642964196 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => A Quebec company continues its fight against money laundering in the United States [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/a-quebec-company-continues-its-fight-against-money-laundering-in-the-united-states/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Sun, 23 Jan 2022 11:38:14 +0000 [category] => BusinesscompanycontinuesFightlaunderingmoneyQuebecStatesUnited [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/a-quebec-company-continues-its-fight-against-money-laundering-in-the-united-states/ [description] => The company’s goal is to make the player more transparent, summarizes its CEO, Earle Hall.... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The company’s goal is to make the player more transparent, summarizes its CEO, Earle Hall.

Axes Network, whose head office is located on Avenue Galilée, mainly collects information to detect those who attempt to launder money in casinos. This information is collected, among other things, through a small box connected to each slot machine. They are then stored using cloud computing technologies (Cloud) and blockchain (Blockchain).

Earl Hall, an entrepreneur from Quebec

Photo: Radio Canada

The [joueurs] must provide their playing time and the amount played at each visit as well as the number of visits per year. If they deviate from the information provided, they will be banned from the casino automatically, depending on the legislation, popularizes the CEO.

« Those who have nothing to hide are not afraid to reveal themselves. »

? A quote from Earle Hall, PDG d’Axes Network

For now, this technology is not installed in Quebec casinos. However, it is present on approximately 50,000 slot machines located in 40 countries.

The company also works with the Polish government, the world leader in the protection of players and gaming establishments, according to Mr. Hall.

Axes recently received $20 million from Quebec investors, including Desjardins and the Quebec government.

Prestigious conference

On January 27, Mr. Hall will deliver a lecture in Washington entitled The Future of Money, Governance and Law. Invited by the Global Governement Blockchain Association (GBA), the Quebecer will address elected members of the American Congress and members of other governments, such as that of Saudi Arabia.

Congress mandated the Global Governement Blockchain Association to provide them with recommendations in their fight against money laundering. This demonstrates, according to the CEO, a political will to tackle the problem.

« For a year and a half, two years, the United States has been extremely intense because there really is a federal political will to eradicate all forms of money laundering. The gaming industry is an easy place to launder money »

? A quote from Earle Hall, PDG d’Axes Network

Axes will be the only global gaming industry company invited to speak. We are very proud to represent Quebec and Canada, says the CEO.

Whitening

Money laundering through casinos is a well documented phenomenon.

In June 2021, following a series of reports on the presence of organized crime in casinos, the Quebec government agreed to strengthen mechanisms for sharing information between Loto-Québec and police forces on money laundering schemes, typologies and techniques.

Canadian currency banknotes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly deteriorated the economic situation around the world.

Photo : Getty Images / joshlaverty

Currently, it is still possible to use cash in the province’s casinos. However, monetary amounts over $10,000 must be reported to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC).

In British Columbia, a report called Dirty Money revealed in 2018 that at least $100 million had been laundered in gambling establishments in this province. This report had also prompted the Horgan government in 2019 to launch a public inquiry into money laundering.

Axes is trying to equip governments to remedy this problem.

With the rapid growth of technological means of stealing, laundering and doing illegal activities in casinos, humans cannot keep up with the rapid evolution of illicit activities., warns Mr. Hall.

Loto-Québec in reflection

Loto-Québec confirms having had discussions with the Quebec company. This supplier was met a few months ago, as we meet several other suppliers, replies Renaud Dugas, spokesperson for the state-owned company.

Although his product was interesting, it did not integrate well with the technologies used with our current systems., underlines Mr. Dugas, however, without elaborating on the advantage.

A person in a casino.

A person in a casino

Photo : Associated Press / Julie Jacobson

Loto-Québec says it wants to continue its collaboration with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada, its business partners and police forces, and said take the scourge very seriously.

The CEO of Axes Network is still confident for a future partnership. The arrival of Loto-Québec’s new CEO last year is extremely exciting for Axes and many other technology companies. Basically, he’s a very successful career technologist. Since his arrival, we have had discussions to find out how we work across the planet.

) [summary] => The company’s goal is to make the player more transparent, summarizes its CEO, Earle Hall.... [atom_content] =>

The company’s goal is to make the player more transparent, summarizes its CEO, Earle Hall.

Axes Network, whose head office is located on Avenue Galilée, mainly collects information to detect those who attempt to launder money in casinos. This information is collected, among other things, through a small box connected to each slot machine. They are then stored using cloud computing technologies (Cloud) and blockchain (Blockchain).

Earl Hall, an entrepreneur from Quebec

Photo: Radio Canada

The [joueurs] must provide their playing time and the amount played at each visit as well as the number of visits per year. If they deviate from the information provided, they will be banned from the casino automatically, depending on the legislation, popularizes the CEO.

« Those who have nothing to hide are not afraid to reveal themselves. »

? A quote from Earle Hall, PDG d’Axes Network

For now, this technology is not installed in Quebec casinos. However, it is present on approximately 50,000 slot machines located in 40 countries.

The company also works with the Polish government, the world leader in the protection of players and gaming establishments, according to Mr. Hall.

Axes recently received $20 million from Quebec investors, including Desjardins and the Quebec government.

Prestigious conference

On January 27, Mr. Hall will deliver a lecture in Washington entitled The Future of Money, Governance and Law. Invited by the Global Governement Blockchain Association (GBA), the Quebecer will address elected members of the American Congress and members of other governments, such as that of Saudi Arabia.

Congress mandated the Global Governement Blockchain Association to provide them with recommendations in their fight against money laundering. This demonstrates, according to the CEO, a political will to tackle the problem.

« For a year and a half, two years, the United States has been extremely intense because there really is a federal political will to eradicate all forms of money laundering. The gaming industry is an easy place to launder money »

? A quote from Earle Hall, PDG d’Axes Network

Axes will be the only global gaming industry company invited to speak. We are very proud to represent Quebec and Canada, says the CEO.

Whitening

Money laundering through casinos is a well documented phenomenon.

In June 2021, following a series of reports on the presence of organized crime in casinos, the Quebec government agreed to strengthen mechanisms for sharing information between Loto-Québec and police forces on money laundering schemes, typologies and techniques.

Canadian currency banknotes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly deteriorated the economic situation around the world.

Photo : Getty Images / joshlaverty

Currently, it is still possible to use cash in the province’s casinos. However, monetary amounts over $10,000 must be reported to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC).

In British Columbia, a report called Dirty Money revealed in 2018 that at least $100 million had been laundered in gambling establishments in this province. This report had also prompted the Horgan government in 2019 to launch a public inquiry into money laundering.

Axes is trying to equip governments to remedy this problem.

With the rapid growth of technological means of stealing, laundering and doing illegal activities in casinos, humans cannot keep up with the rapid evolution of illicit activities., warns Mr. Hall.

Loto-Québec in reflection

Loto-Québec confirms having had discussions with the Quebec company. This supplier was met a few months ago, as we meet several other suppliers, replies Renaud Dugas, spokesperson for the state-owned company.

Although his product was interesting, it did not integrate well with the technologies used with our current systems., underlines Mr. Dugas, however, without elaborating on the advantage.

A person in a casino.

A person in a casino

Photo : Associated Press / Julie Jacobson

Loto-Québec says it wants to continue its collaboration with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada, its business partners and police forces, and said take the scourge very seriously.

The CEO of Axes Network is still confident for a future partnership. The arrival of Loto-Québec’s new CEO last year is extremely exciting for Axes and many other technology companies. Basically, he’s a very successful career technologist. Since his arrival, we have had discussions to find out how we work across the planet.

[date_timestamp] => 1642937894 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => France: Business owners share relief as UK skiers allowed to return to French slopes after travel restrictions ease | world news [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/france-business-owners-share-relief-as-uk-skiers-allowed-to-return-to-french-slopes-after-travel-restrictions-ease-world-news/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:23:31 +0000 [category] => BusinessallowedeaseFranceFrenchnewsownersreliefrestrictionsreturnshareskiersslopestravelworld [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/france-business-owners-share-relief-as-uk-skiers-allowed-to-return-to-french-slopes-after-travel-restrictions-ease-world-news/ [description] => There is no winter sports resort like Chamonix. Nestled in the shadow of Mont Blanc,... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

There is no winter sports resort like Chamonix. Nestled in the shadow of Mont Blanc, it has a sparkling history and a reputation for challenging even the best skiers.

People come from all over the world to try their luck on these tracks. And now, the British can join them again.

For almost a month, holidaymakers have been banned from crossing the English Channel due to COVID restrictions. They were introduced when the Omicron variant was dominant in the UK, but little seen in France.

Image:
The only country that sends more tourists to the French Alps than Britain is France itself

Now that has changed; Omicron is ubiquitous in both countries and, after hesitating for a while, the French have reopened their border to British tourists. Many of those currently crossing are heading towards the Alps.

The only country that sends more tourists to the French Alps than Britain is France itself. In Chamonix, it is estimated that around one in four people on the slopes are British; at other stations, the ratio is even higher.

This means that there are a lot of businesses in these mountains that depend on the British. And when they stopped coming, these companies started to worry.

Image:
Shona Tate, founder of the ski school, says her business in Chamonix depends on allowing British tourists to return

Shona Tate was one of the nervous. She helped found a ski school in Chamonix 18 years ago, but says the last two years have been the hardest times they have had to face. She told me that her business depended on allowing British tourists to return.

“If the restrictions hadn’t been lifted, we wouldn’t have been able to survive,” she said. ?You need cash to keep going. At the moment, we don’t even pay ourselves.

?The whole industry took a hit, and it was not pleasant. But as soon as the ad came out that people could come back, well we got some nice messages from customers. They were delighted for us, and they wanted to know if they could come.

?I’m looking forward to Easter ? I think it will be so much easier. Who knows what lies ahead, but we will remain positive for now. »

Not everything has been answered. Visitors must always take a COVID test before arriving, and unvaccinated tourists are not welcome. The question of whether children should have a vaccination passport has still not been resolved ? but it seems very likely that they will not.

Above us, the sky is blue and cloudless. It’s the perfect day to be on the slopes; you couldn’t wish for better publicity.

UK skiers allowed to return to French slopes after travel restrictions eased
Image:
The entire ski industry has been impacted by the pandemic but there is now a shared sense of optimism

Giles Bickford leans over the balcony of his chalet and points to Mont Blanc looming beyond us. The chalet is rented out to groups of tourists, mainly British, for full board holidays. It is booked out for most of the rest of the year, but those bookings were all subject to cancellation if tourists were not allowed into France.

?It completely saved our season,? he told me. ?We can survive and save our season. Without this week’s change, without British tourists, it would have been difficult to pay the bills this year.

?As it happened, by getting this change in mid-January, we can survive. Later it would have been a touch and go. »

There is a shared feeling here ? that disaster has been averted and the opportunity now exists to move away from the economic impact of the pandemic and its ongoing travel restrictions. That after surviving the storm, it’s time to reap the benefits.

On the mountain, the sun beats down hard, creating that curious mixture of refreshing cold and pleasant warmth that we sometimes find on a ski slope. The slopes are not crowded, but they are about to get busier. The British are coming…

) [summary] => There is no winter sports resort like Chamonix. Nestled in the shadow of Mont Blanc,... [atom_content] =>

There is no winter sports resort like Chamonix. Nestled in the shadow of Mont Blanc, it has a sparkling history and a reputation for challenging even the best skiers.

People come from all over the world to try their luck on these tracks. And now, the British can join them again.

For almost a month, holidaymakers have been banned from crossing the English Channel due to COVID restrictions. They were introduced when the Omicron variant was dominant in the UK, but little seen in France.

Image:
The only country that sends more tourists to the French Alps than Britain is France itself

Now that has changed; Omicron is ubiquitous in both countries and, after hesitating for a while, the French have reopened their border to British tourists. Many of those currently crossing are heading towards the Alps.

The only country that sends more tourists to the French Alps than Britain is France itself. In Chamonix, it is estimated that around one in four people on the slopes are British; at other stations, the ratio is even higher.

This means that there are a lot of businesses in these mountains that depend on the British. And when they stopped coming, these companies started to worry.

Image:
Shona Tate, founder of the ski school, says her business in Chamonix depends on allowing British tourists to return

Shona Tate was one of the nervous. She helped found a ski school in Chamonix 18 years ago, but says the last two years have been the hardest times they have had to face. She told me that her business depended on allowing British tourists to return.

“If the restrictions hadn’t been lifted, we wouldn’t have been able to survive,” she said. ?You need cash to keep going. At the moment, we don’t even pay ourselves.

?The whole industry took a hit, and it was not pleasant. But as soon as the ad came out that people could come back, well we got some nice messages from customers. They were delighted for us, and they wanted to know if they could come.

?I’m looking forward to Easter ? I think it will be so much easier. Who knows what lies ahead, but we will remain positive for now. »

Not everything has been answered. Visitors must always take a COVID test before arriving, and unvaccinated tourists are not welcome. The question of whether children should have a vaccination passport has still not been resolved ? but it seems very likely that they will not.

Above us, the sky is blue and cloudless. It’s the perfect day to be on the slopes; you couldn’t wish for better publicity.

UK skiers allowed to return to French slopes after travel restrictions eased
Image:
The entire ski industry has been impacted by the pandemic but there is now a shared sense of optimism

Giles Bickford leans over the balcony of his chalet and points to Mont Blanc looming beyond us. The chalet is rented out to groups of tourists, mainly British, for full board holidays. It is booked out for most of the rest of the year, but those bookings were all subject to cancellation if tourists were not allowed into France.

?It completely saved our season,? he told me. ?We can survive and save our season. Without this week’s change, without British tourists, it would have been difficult to pay the bills this year.

?As it happened, by getting this change in mid-January, we can survive. Later it would have been a touch and go. »

There is a shared feeling here ? that disaster has been averted and the opportunity now exists to move away from the economic impact of the pandemic and its ongoing travel restrictions. That after surviving the storm, it’s time to reap the benefits.

On the mountain, the sun beats down hard, creating that curious mixture of refreshing cold and pleasant warmth that we sometimes find on a ski slope. The slopes are not crowded, but they are about to get busier. The British are coming…

[date_timestamp] => 1642911811 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => Committed companies: the Boulanger Foundation, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Michelin Corporate Foundation [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/committed-companies-the-boulanger-foundation-the-philharmonie-de-paris-the-michelin-corporate-foundation/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Sat, 22 Jan 2022 20:36:30 +0000 [category] => BusinessBoulangercommittedcompaniescorporateFoundationMichelinParisPhilharmonie [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/committed-companies-the-boulanger-foundation-the-philharmonie-de-paris-the-michelin-corporate-foundation/ [description] => Companies committed to sponsorship and CSR. Credit: iStock. The Boulanger Foundation equips 2,000 students with... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Companies committed to sponsorship and CSR. Credit: iStock.

As part of the ?Reconnect? program, the Boulanger Foundation will hand over, from January 24, 2,000 computers to students to allow them to follow their studies serenely. This donation is possible thanks to the mobilization of customers via the #Agirpourlesétudes operation which took place at the end of 2021 in Boulanger stores.

On January 17, the ?Donnons pour Démos? campaign, initiated by the Philharmonie de Paris, has just ended. It raised 440,000 euros thanks to 2,700 donors. The objective is to allow the national deployment of Demos (Musical and orchestral education system with a social vocation). 1,100 children will benefit from this generosity by joining an orchestra and benefiting from a loan of instruments for three years.

The Michelin Corporate Foundation is extending the ?On the road to France’s largest museum? campaign to 14 Michelin sites in France. Michelin is therefore committed alongside the Foundation for the Safeguarding of French Art. Until March 31, the group’s employees will participate in a great treasure hunt to identify works in danger. After a vote, 14 works will be restored. The Michelin Corporate Foundation will grant 8,000 euros for each restoration.

Nestlé will launch on January 27 son programme « Cocoa Income Accelerator Program ». It aims to fight against child labor in the cocoa sector. To do this, Nestlé relies on vital income, supply chain traceability and even more effective collaboration between the various stakeholders.

The Mustela Foundation donated 20,000 euros to the MaMaMa association. This association was born from the merger of volunteers from the AP-HP and the Red Cross. The sum will make it possible to co-finance the position of project manager for one year.

E.Leclerc handed over, on January 11, a record check for 1,660,721 euros to the National League Against Cancer. The sum was collected in March 2021 during the ?All united against cancer? operation. This sum will make it possible to finance research operations, particularly concerning childhood and adolescent cancer. The operation will be renewed for a new edition from March 12.

From January 24 to February 4, Orange will welcome 900 young people aged 3eso that they can discover the diversity of the company’s professions. Thanks to a partnership with Myfuture, these internships will be carried out 100% virtually. The internship can therefore be carried out from home or from your school.

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) [summary] => Companies committed to sponsorship and CSR. Credit: iStock. The Boulanger Foundation equips 2,000 students with... [atom_content] =>

Companies committed to sponsorship and CSR. Credit: iStock.

As part of the ?Reconnect? program, the Boulanger Foundation will hand over, from January 24, 2,000 computers to students to allow them to follow their studies serenely. This donation is possible thanks to the mobilization of customers via the #Agirpourlesétudes operation which took place at the end of 2021 in Boulanger stores.

On January 17, the ?Donnons pour Démos? campaign, initiated by the Philharmonie de Paris, has just ended. It raised 440,000 euros thanks to 2,700 donors. The objective is to allow the national deployment of Demos (Musical and orchestral education system with a social vocation). 1,100 children will benefit from this generosity by joining an orchestra and benefiting from a loan of instruments for three years.

The Michelin Corporate Foundation is extending the ?On the road to France’s largest museum? campaign to 14 Michelin sites in France. Michelin is therefore committed alongside the Foundation for the Safeguarding of French Art. Until March 31, the group’s employees will participate in a great treasure hunt to identify works in danger. After a vote, 14 works will be restored. The Michelin Corporate Foundation will grant 8,000 euros for each restoration.

Nestlé will launch on January 27 son programme « Cocoa Income Accelerator Program ». It aims to fight against child labor in the cocoa sector. To do this, Nestlé relies on vital income, supply chain traceability and even more effective collaboration between the various stakeholders.

The Mustela Foundation donated 20,000 euros to the MaMaMa association. This association was born from the merger of volunteers from the AP-HP and the Red Cross. The sum will make it possible to co-finance the position of project manager for one year.

E.Leclerc handed over, on January 11, a record check for 1,660,721 euros to the National League Against Cancer. The sum was collected in March 2021 during the ?All united against cancer? operation. This sum will make it possible to finance research operations, particularly concerning childhood and adolescent cancer. The operation will be renewed for a new edition from March 12.

From January 24 to February 4, Orange will welcome 900 young people aged 3eso that they can discover the diversity of the company’s professions. Thanks to a partnership with Myfuture, these internships will be carried out 100% virtually. The internship can therefore be carried out from home or from your school.

Writing

[date_timestamp] => 1642883790 ) [8] => Array ( [title] => Real estate business. Épopée Gestion is raising ?33 million in funds and is targeting a real estate portfolio of ?170 million [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/real-estate-business-epopee-gestion-is-raising-e33-million-in-funds-and-is-targeting-a-real-estate-portfolio-of-e170-million/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Sat, 22 Jan 2022 16:58:33 +0000 [category] => BusinessÉpopéeestatefundsGestionmillionPortfolioraisingrealtargeting [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/real-estate-business-epopee-gestion-is-raising-e33-million-in-funds-and-is-targeting-a-real-estate-portfolio-of-e170-million/ [description] => Le Breton Épopée Gestion announces that it has acquired, as part of its Epopée Immo... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Le Breton Épopée Gestion announces that it has acquired, as part of its Epopée Immo Rendement I vehicle, five assets (office buildings and messaging platforms) for a total amount of 28 million euros. This new operation is accompanied by fundraising of 33 million euros, thus bringing the target size of the fund to 170 million euros.

Ronan Le Moal and Charles Cabillic, co-founders of Epopée Gestion are advancing their pawns. As part of their 3th vehicle, the Épopée Immo Rendement I fund, intended for real estate in medium-sized cities on the Atlantic coast, they acquired, in December 2021, with Foncière Magellan, a portfolio of five assets. This one, amounting to 28 million euros, consists of a building in Nantes fully leased to the École Supérieure des Professions Immobilières, co-ownership lots in the Le Lotus office building in Rennes, mainly leased to Pôle Emploi, and three courier services leased to DPD France (subsidiary from the post office). This real estate operation was carried out with the assistance of Tourny Meyer.

After this acquisition, the Épopée Immo Rendement I fund holds 33 assets and reached a real estate portfolio with a market value of 110 million euros as of December 31, 2021, 88% of which are located in its target area of ??the Atlantic Arc (Brittany, Normandy, Pays de La Loire and New Aquitaine regions).

In order to continue its investments in 2022, Epopée Gestion has also justraise new funds of 33 million euros. Coupled with bank financing arranged by Hélia Conseil with Groupe BPCE, this capital increase should enable it to make new acquisitions. Objective: reach a real estate portfolio of more than 170 million euros. : “We are pleased to announce this fundraising, which confirms the attractiveness of our investment thesis based in particular on the quality of locations and signatures, in growing Atlantic Arc markets, driven by new needs. . This third closing will allow us in 2022 to continue to use real estate as a formidable lever for the sustainable development of territories to participate in the territorial and economic deconcentration of large cities and to promote regional accessibility?, conclude Ronan Le Moal and Charles Cabillic, co-founders of Épopée Gestion.

Épopée Gestion (29) raises ?110 million for real estate projects on the Atlantic coast

) [summary] => Le Breton Épopée Gestion announces that it has acquired, as part of its Epopée Immo... [atom_content] =>

Le Breton Épopée Gestion announces that it has acquired, as part of its Epopée Immo Rendement I vehicle, five assets (office buildings and messaging platforms) for a total amount of 28 million euros. This new operation is accompanied by fundraising of 33 million euros, thus bringing the target size of the fund to 170 million euros.

Ronan Le Moal and Charles Cabillic, co-founders of Epopée Gestion are advancing their pawns. As part of their 3th vehicle, the Épopée Immo Rendement I fund, intended for real estate in medium-sized cities on the Atlantic coast, they acquired, in December 2021, with Foncière Magellan, a portfolio of five assets. This one, amounting to 28 million euros, consists of a building in Nantes fully leased to the École Supérieure des Professions Immobilières, co-ownership lots in the Le Lotus office building in Rennes, mainly leased to Pôle Emploi, and three courier services leased to DPD France (subsidiary from the post office). This real estate operation was carried out with the assistance of Tourny Meyer.

After this acquisition, the Épopée Immo Rendement I fund holds 33 assets and reached a real estate portfolio with a market value of 110 million euros as of December 31, 2021, 88% of which are located in its target area of ??the Atlantic Arc (Brittany, Normandy, Pays de La Loire and New Aquitaine regions).

In order to continue its investments in 2022, Epopée Gestion has also justraise new funds of 33 million euros. Coupled with bank financing arranged by Hélia Conseil with Groupe BPCE, this capital increase should enable it to make new acquisitions. Objective: reach a real estate portfolio of more than 170 million euros. : “We are pleased to announce this fundraising, which confirms the attractiveness of our investment thesis based in particular on the quality of locations and signatures, in growing Atlantic Arc markets, driven by new needs. . This third closing will allow us in 2022 to continue to use real estate as a formidable lever for the sustainable development of territories to participate in the territorial and economic deconcentration of large cities and to promote regional accessibility?, conclude Ronan Le Moal and Charles Cabillic, co-founders of Épopée Gestion.

Épopée Gestion (29) raises ?110 million for real estate projects on the Atlantic coast

[date_timestamp] => 1642870713 ) [9] => Array ( [title] => Autocars Maisonneuve drives with CFTR [link] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/autocars-maisonneuve-drives-with-cftr/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Sat, 22 Jan 2022 15:55:38 +0000 [category] => BusinessAutocarsCFTRdrivesMaisonneuve [guid] => https://brandnewstores.com/business/autocars-maisonneuve-drives-with-cftr/ [description] => The family business from Belleville-en-Beaujolais has joined Compagnie Française des Transports Régionaux. A win-win operation... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The family business from Belleville-en-Beaujolais has joined Compagnie Française des Transports Régionaux. A win-win operation for the two players in road passenger transport.

A regional mobility operator in France, the CFTR group has 17 subsidiaries covering the Ile-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France and Normandy regions. The acquisition of the family business Autocars Maisonneuve, present in the Rhône, Ain, Loire and Saône-et-Loire regions, enables CFTR to double in size on the second largest public road passenger transport market in France.

?This merger is an opportunity to considerably strengthen our presence in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Autocars Maisonneuve is a very fine regional company that operates on its territory with the same quality of service requirements for travelers as all of our companies. By integrating CFTR, the company will benefit from our strategic expertise enabling it to meet the technological, environmental and economic challenges of tomorrow’s mobility,? explains Stéphane Guenet, CEO of CFTR.

Road passenger transport market concentration

The operation is also welcomed by Jean-Baptiste Maisonneuve who remains president of the company created by his grandfather 60 years ago. With 350 employees and a fleet of 300 coaches, Autocars Maisonneuve is a heavyweight in road passenger transport in the territory. Indeed, the carrier, which generated ?22.5 million in turnover in 2021, operates 15 regular lines and carries 15,000 students every day. Not enough to consider the future serenely. ?We had not reached the critical size in the region. In a context of concentration on the road passenger transport market, this merger with the CFTR group reduces the need to grow at all costs while leaving us a great deal of autonomy,? says Jean-Baptiste Maisonneuve.

Possible acquisitions in Ain, Loire and Saône-et-Loire

Turned towards the continuation of its development, the Beaujolais company plans external growth to establish its place in the region. “We are attentive to opportunities for the takeover of SMEs, particularly in Ain, Loire and Saône-et-Loire,” said the president who, after having regained part of the activity lost in 2020 due to the health crisis, is counting on 2022 turnover comparable to 2019. Autocars Maisonneuve, which generates 50% of its activity with school transport, 25% with regular lines and 25% with occasional tourism, is thus targeting ?24 million in turnover.

?3 million invested for 15 new gas vehicles

The energy transition is the other challenge to be met. Over the past 12 months, Autocars Maisonneuve has invested ?8 million in the greening of its fleet. Fifteen new gas vehicles, representing an investment of ?3 million, have just joined the company for the Sytral market. “At the end of the 1st quarter, we will have 50 natural gas coaches”, indicates Jean-Baptiste Maisonneuve. This renewal of the fleet will continue, but the manager stresses the urgency of developing the network of charging stations.

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The family business from Belleville-en-Beaujolais has joined Compagnie Française des Transports Régionaux. A win-win operation for the two players in road passenger transport.

A regional mobility operator in France, the CFTR group has 17 subsidiaries covering the Ile-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France and Normandy regions. The acquisition of the family business Autocars Maisonneuve, present in the Rhône, Ain, Loire and Saône-et-Loire regions, enables CFTR to double in size on the second largest public road passenger transport market in France.

?This merger is an opportunity to considerably strengthen our presence in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Autocars Maisonneuve is a very fine regional company that operates on its territory with the same quality of service requirements for travelers as all of our companies. By integrating CFTR, the company will benefit from our strategic expertise enabling it to meet the technological, environmental and economic challenges of tomorrow’s mobility,? explains Stéphane Guenet, CEO of CFTR.

Road passenger transport market concentration

The operation is also welcomed by Jean-Baptiste Maisonneuve who remains president of the company created by his grandfather 60 years ago. With 350 employees and a fleet of 300 coaches, Autocars Maisonneuve is a heavyweight in road passenger transport in the territory. Indeed, the carrier, which generated ?22.5 million in turnover in 2021, operates 15 regular lines and carries 15,000 students every day. Not enough to consider the future serenely. ?We had not reached the critical size in the region. In a context of concentration on the road passenger transport market, this merger with the CFTR group reduces the need to grow at all costs while leaving us a great deal of autonomy,? says Jean-Baptiste Maisonneuve.

Possible acquisitions in Ain, Loire and Saône-et-Loire

Turned towards the continuation of its development, the Beaujolais company plans external growth to establish its place in the region. “We are attentive to opportunities for the takeover of SMEs, particularly in Ain, Loire and Saône-et-Loire,” said the president who, after having regained part of the activity lost in 2020 due to the health crisis, is counting on 2022 turnover comparable to 2019. Autocars Maisonneuve, which generates 50% of its activity with school transport, 25% with regular lines and 25% with occasional tourism, is thus targeting ?24 million in turnover.

?3 million invested for 15 new gas vehicles

The energy transition is the other challenge to be met. Over the past 12 months, Autocars Maisonneuve has invested ?8 million in the greening of its fleet. Fifteen new gas vehicles, representing an investment of ?3 million, have just joined the company for the Sytral market. “At the end of the 1st quarter, we will have 50 natural gas coaches”, indicates Jean-Baptiste Maisonneuve. This renewal of the fleet will continue, but the manager stresses the urgency of developing the network of charging stations.

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