Jul 28 2014

McDonald's France should achieve the best year in its history

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 The French subsidiary

always the model student at McDonalds. If the global results of the fast food giant in the first half, published last week, disappointed, France stands out for its sustained growth. Despite the crisis and the purchasing power at half-restaurant sales company-owned and franchise of the Hexagon rose 4.8% since January. "We should manage to maintain this growth rate in the second half," said Jean-Pierre Petit, CEO of McDonald's1 France, with sales under the brand reached € 4.46 billion in 2013 ……

… "A portion of the sales growth comes from change in scope related to the opening of new restaurants (40 to 50 per year, Ed), another our effectiveness in the development of network performance, explains Jean-Pierre Petit, which celebrates its tenth anniversary next January at his post. France is the second subsidiary behind the U.S. in terms of profitability, and 2014 will be our best year in absolute terms. "

In a market where the crisis continues, King hamburger experienced a steady growth in business for several years. France, land of gastronomy, where he established in 1979, has become a very profitable market for the group. "McDonald's has succeeded in the synthesis of DNA and its American culture through the French lines, recipes, restaurant facilities and services tailored to the needs of the French," says Jean-Pierre Petit, citing jumble the use of Charolais meat, cheese AOC and its range of snacks and salads. The burger

come to the table chefs

"We have been able to evolve and innovate constantly, as the last example, the integration of new technologies in our restaurants and we were able to take into account the concerns of the French company in terms of quality, traceability and food safety, "develops the CEO Low fee payday loans. McDonald

France is a creative company that provides jobs "second chance" to young people without diplomas. The group, which employs 72,000 people in France, established 9000 net permanent positions between 2012 and 2014. It plans to create as many over the period 2015-2017.

According to its CEO, the development potential of the fast-food chain remains very important in France. If McDonald holds between 78% and 80% of the hamburger market, far ahead Quick2, KFC3 and KING4 Burger, who made his return to France a few months ago, and 63% on the fast food, its share falls 12.5% ​​on the commercial foodservice, which includes the restoration table. The latter market is stagnating for years. Meal a week is taken out of the house in France against one in three UK and two in the United States.

To gain market share, the company put on "a wide range and affordable prices for répondreà all market segments," and his heart business, the hamburger. The multiplication of an offer hamburgers in traditional restaurants and chefs table is welcomed by McDonalds. "It's very good. This gives acclaim to a quality product and natural. Multiplying the competition can widen the market, "says Jean-Pierre Petit.

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Jul 20 2014

Holiday workbooks are converted to digital

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 Réviser1

and have fun during the summer seems possible with applications2 notebooks holiday. A solution that always attracted more parents to judge by the number of downloads for some estimated up to 2 million. The advantage? The Child3 becomes autonomous. Parents not just see a tab where they can check the average and the development of the child. "It is even a tool with which we can share good times with family," says Jérôme Serre, of EduPad leader, creative startup of iTooch Papers vacances4 application. A

"more exciting" tool

The application iTooch Cahiers holiday

A fun and interactive side that goes up to develop a scenario: "The game Video5 side of an application is much more challenging than a traditional notebook," confirms Bruno Le Guern, founder of the Application Class Pass. For his first day on Class Pass, the child begins his adventure on a boat. The objective is to reach a deserted island after spending the first session of questions and consulted pages progress. In all, nearly 10 hours of adventure and quizzes. The desire to unlock points or stars is then stronger than scratching on paper. But no

either side "time" panic, the child will not become addicted because the majority of applications shall adjust work sessions from 5 minutes one hour. "The vacances6 are primarily made to rest, a holiday notebook should not become a constraint," insists Caroline Maitrot, Nomad Education. Applications

prices remain below the paper book that ranges from 3 to 15 euros. For Notebook iTooch holiday application it takes more than 3 euros, and more than 4 euros for Passport and iCahiers holiday Nomad Education. Question reliability, the opinions of parents iTunes7 are divided: some are considered too short by users as Passport Hachette8 Education, lack of pedagogy Learning with Waki, etc.

. Application "complement" paper notebook

One reason not to throw paper notebook! "The application must be considered as a supplement, especially in the context of écriture9" says Caroline Maitrot. But Isabelle Racoffier National President of AGEEM (General Association of Teachers Schools and Kindergarten classes public), the smaller éducation10 mostly through elements of everyday life: "On vacation, I would invite families make sandcastles, explore a museum or zoo. They provide opportunities to review the concepts of math, science, etc.. " Draw, play and visit are all activities that, regardless of age, to enrich and grow.

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Jul 16 2014

Camps: the slow disaffection

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Courses, cultural or sports camps, training … Under the name "camps" mingle public bodies, associations, works councils but also commercial companies and even individuals. Behind

enticing platelets and websites presenting any assurance of a well supported living? The death last week of a child of 8 years in the Ariege began again the confidence of parents in these camps which show a steady decline in attendance for twenty years. In 2013, a parliamentary report has warned the government on this disaffection. Mistrust and high cost of stay (from 400 to 600 euros on average for a given week by an association), the "colossal" no longer welcome on this day that 7.5% of children, against 15% in 1995. They are now 1.3 million to participate in the 50,000 annual trips organized by the "youth facilities" (ACM). Subcontractors

crooked, scams, companies in liquidation: parents may not know the bottom of the offer. "We must focus on the content of the project and the trip organizer," insists Anne Carayon, general secretary of the associative network in full air1 Youth. She encourages parents to check the profile providers behind the offer proposed by the mayors and councils, buyers of these stays catalog. "There are many players, it is true, but abuse remains marginal," says Cédric Javault founder Telligo, private market player summer camp for twenty years low fee payday loans. As for controls, "the state's job," he says. A stay in five controlled, according to the ministry. "In 400 trips organized by Telligo, twenty inspection reports we receive. This is more than in the restaurant or hotel, "says Cédric Javault. A

'quality label' to burnish their image

However, the Ministry of Youth and Sports 2a initiated discussions to improve their image. At the start, one, accompanied by a charter "quality label", should attest to the quality of their educational project. A label which is by no means a license. "The state does not issue any and empowers collective reception organizers of minors," said the ministry. The legal regime is the declaration to the prefectural authorities.

However, the organizers should be consistent with the health rules, safety and staff qualifications framing. Private or voluntary, organizations struggle in parallel to provide more guarantees seriously. "We own our shelters – one hundred – a guarantee of security," said Julien Coue, head of education and recreation project in the General Federation of PEP3, which is involved in the industry since 1915 and brings together 128 associations.


Jul 02 2014

American Apparel: escapades CEO put towards group-turvy

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Money, sex, Californian sun and financial dirty tricks. All the ingredients of a soap opera together in the battle between Dov Charney, the founder of the clothing chain American Apparel whimsical, administrators of the group. They have committed a crime of high treason on June 18, in the ousting of its PDG. Despite the 27% stake it held then (making it the largest shareholder), the contractor was unable to oppose this decision guaranteed unsecured personal loan. Dov Charney was a surprise last Friday by announcing he controlled 43% of the capital, through an alliance with a fund. Administrators responded the next day by adopting a "poison pill" (poison pill) to prevent founder still up capital.

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Apr 25 2014

Manuel Valls arouses distrust on economic issues

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 After months

atop the popularity of Manuel Valls1 it would begin its decline? According to a survey * BPCE-ViaVoice for Les Echos and France Info2, 64% of French do not trust the Prime Minister to improve their purchasing power in the coming months. Mistrust which currently focused on economic issues. After taking March3 end function, its popularity and satisfaction varied according institutes, between 41 and 58%. A flattering level for the new head of government, which dominates François Hollande4.

Last week, after the Council of Ministers, Manuel Valls detailed plan of 50 billion euros 5to finance pact in responsabilité6 for businesses and reduce the deficit. He also introduced measures for the poorest, including an envelope from June to August billion. But it seems far too limited to French. Lower contributions on wages up to 1.3 times the minimum wage from January 1 is considered "symbolic" 72% of them. A shared popular categories opinion (74%) and supporters of the left (55%) car warranty.

53% of French are also confident that their purchasing power will decline over the next three months, against only 9% believe that it will increase. Expenditure items that appear more "concern" are taxes (52%), electricity (37%) and food (35%).

After his policy speech to the National Assembly on 8 avril7, six French 10 already felt that the Prime Minister would "rather not effective" reduce unemployment and 56% doubted its effectiveness to "allow more social justice," according to a BVA poll for Aujourd'hui en France / Le Parisien and i-Télé8. A few days earlier, a Tilder/LCI/OpinionWay9 survey revealed that only 43% of French trusted him to revive the French economy, against 56%.

* This survey was conducted online from 11 to 16 April 2014 on a sample of 1,011 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over .


Mar 24 2014

Laurent Ruquier signed for "at least" two years on RTL

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Christopher Baldelli, president of RTL, said today in issuing Media Magazine France 5 on the transfer of Laurent Ruquier1 was part time. Debauched Europe 12, the host has signed "a contract of at least two years," he says, to replace Philippe Bouvard on orders Bigheaded. "The agreement that we signed with Ruquier Laurent covers several years, said Christopher Baldelli. He wants to invest." Choosing Ruquier Lawrence, aged 51 or 33 years younger than Philippe Bouvard, RTL hope he rejuvenate the audience a show whose average age is slightly higher than the "58-59 years" RTL and generate more advertising revenue? "Not at all, says the president of RTL. We do not reason like that. We are a generalist radio. All public interest me." "It is a gamble, a heavy and difficult decision that Phillipe Bouvard accepted. He also accepted that Bigheaded continues. This is elegant on its part." Pronouncing the word "bet", Christopher Baldelli remembers the previous 1999 when Philippe Bouvard had to give way to Christophe Dechavanne. Causing the loss of hundreds of thousands of listeners for RTL. ALSO READ: "Ruquier the Big Heads: a risky bet for RTL and Europe 13


Mar 22 2014

SFR Bouygues can still counter Numericable?

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Thursday night Bouygues1 launched a bidding war on SFR2, trying to convince her to give him Vivendi3 telephony subsidiary, at the expense of Numericable4. A bet may seem daring while Vivendi and Numericable Altice5 (its parent) are in exclusive negotiations. Under these conditions, Vivendi Can only watch this offer?

At the moment, the media group merely reply that his "Supervisory Board decided on 14 March to enter into exclusive negotiations with Altice for a three week period. " A statement that resembles a certain estoppel. "It's a bit like buying a house, between the promise of sale and the signing of the act, he spends some time during which the seller can not abandon the transaction without suffering the consequences" illustrates a close case. Vivendi could therefore bypass the bidding Bouygues and continue to negotiate with Numericable so as to finalize the sale of SFR in the coming days.

For others, the supervisory board "can not not look at an offer that is in the interest of the shareholders of Vivendi." Against the proposal Bouygues Telecom 6est best bidder of € 1.4 billion in cash compared to Numericable on the envelope to 13.15 billion euros. But Henri Lachman, a member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi and Chairman of the ad hoc committee had to decide on the tender would have argued last week that "450 million euros it can not refuse", referring to the gap between offers Numericable and Bouygues before the latter was the cash portion of its offer.  

If board members Vivendi watched the new offer before the end of the three weeks of exclusive April 4, they take a legal risk. Numericable would be entitled to go to court to file a civil complaint to request damages. "The law limits the risk to the costs already incurred by the complainant," however, says a close case. Others cite the contrary, a penalty clause which could reach tens of millions of euros for breach of exclusive negotiations. Can

Vivendi simply playing for time and drag the exclusive negotiations, so they do not end before the deadline of April 4? In this case, the meter would be in some way reset. "Legally, exclusivity is a commitment to negotiate in good faith," said a lawyer.


Mar 19 2014

"Greenpeace activists did not penetrate into sensitive areas Fessenheim"

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LE FIGARO. – An EDF nuclear power plant has been the subject of a new intrusion. Does not fit too easily be in your facility? Philippe

Sasseigne. – The answer is no. Our concerns about safety and security are constant, supported within the framework of our own nuclear detection systems which are added specialized police squads. In today's episode, our detection systems have warned us of a real-time intrusion, which was then allowed police to intervene in an appropriate way. I stress, and it is important that activists Greenpeace1 have entered at any time in areas sensitive to the Fessenheim.

Can you imagine a system of protection that is completely sealed infrastructure?

It depends what you are talking. Should implement walls 20 meters high all around nuclear power plants? Or install barriers that instantly annihilate lethal intrusion? In this case, imagination has no limits. We prefer the current system which is both fast protection, trained and specialized cash advance loan. The gendarmes interpose smoothly when they are able to do so. Meanwhile, we seek to constantly optimize our operation. Each year, some 200 million euros are devoted to the protection of EDF nuclear power plants and a program of € 700 million is expected over the coming years. We have nothing against the media activities of a particular organization. However, we formally dispute any illegal operation like the one that occurred at Fessenheim.

Will there be one day a fatal accident during an intrusion type of Greenpeace?

Can not exclude it. Those who smuggle in a nuclear power plant to take risks and the risk to others. At Fessenheim today, there were only minor injuries but no scenario should not be dismissed. We are under the violation of private property, it is an extremely reprehensible and we would like it to be more suppressed by the court.


Feb 27 2014

The crossover holiday disrupted by a strike at the SNCF

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 Great

crossover holiday promises to be heated for many skiers. The two main railway unions in the Rhône-Alpes region called for grève1 Saturday 1st and Sunday, March 2. They intend to protest against their working conditions and "restructuring SNCF2."

The strike notice will begin on Friday at 17 am and close at 8 am Monday. It may therefore severely disrupt departures and returns of 50,000 homes expected in the stations of the Alpine this weekend travelers. The

CGT3 and South Rail, who called the strike, however, reserve the right to raise their notice. Negotiations are currently underway between the two unions and the regional direction of the station on the organization of work. "Management must include in its proposal including a section on employment," the sum CGT in a statement.

"We are available 17 hours until Friday to find common ground"

Bernard Tournier, Secretary General CGT Chambéry railway

"We do not file a notice of strike on such a weekend without taking all elements into account. It is not a bluff. It is available until Friday 17 hours to make sure to find a common ground no teletrack payday loan. There are tens of thousands of travelers are expected. The real responsibility of management is to hear us, "pleaded Bernard Tournier, secretary general of the CGT railway Chambéry on RTL. But if discussions do not lead by Friday afternoon, "there will be very significant inconvenience to travelers," he warned. For its part, the regional branch of SNCF said that "all teams are mobilized for the strike did not take place."

The unions also raise against "the restructuring of the railway." Is a project to the group with the infrastructure manager Réseau Ferré de France, in order to stabilize the debt of the railway system. CGT and Sud-Rail fear that it is accompanied by job losses. "Management continues to eliminate positions in railway stations and on trains, said Julien Troccaz Delegate South Rail. 1,300 jobs have been lost since 2007. You can call it a social plan. "Contacted by AFP, the regional branch of the SNCF recalled that there was" no job cuts and no dismissal within the station. "… …..


Feb 13 2014

Gel promotion of civil servants: the great political danger

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Promising, Jan. 14, to achieve "at least € 50 billion" savings between 2015 and 2017 to keep its European commitments to reduce deficits and finance pact of responsibility for companies, Francois Hollande has placed bar above. But he had little choice: the head of state was obliged to give pledges of serious budgetary rating agencies, which have all placed under negative watch the rating of France. Launch such a savings plan is needed to prevent further deterioration of the hexagon that would undermine the credibility of "the policy provides" that the executive is trying to implement and would increase the interest rate today 'hui historically low, which the government finances its debt at low cost.

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