Tag Archives: consumption

What are the practices which favor the “second life” of objects ?

The recent economic crisis has consequences on life conditions of the most precarious populations and is also an opportunity to question our consumption pattern. In this context using vs. owning is becoming a more spread reality. In 2011, 34% of … Continue reading

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The increasing importance of marketing in the retail sector

The retail sector development has been based on the democratisation of consumption thanks to a low price economic model. This model relies on a low price-oriented value offer . To be efficiently implemented, this model needs to work on the … Continue reading

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Environment : from good intentions to good practices

The ecological sensibility has widely spread during the last twenty years. Household’s ways of life strongly impact the environment through consumption, waste, heating, transports… French people are often accused to be all talk and no action concerning the planet protection. … Continue reading

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The French dietary pattern helps to limit the risk of being fat

Unbalanced diet and poor physical activity often lead to put on weight. Several surveys made by the CREDOC show that the relationship between people and food is slowly changing in France. The French pattern of dietary behaviour remains an institution … Continue reading

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The end of sales periods?

Every year in early January and late June, the sales periods have become a major event, sometimes mentioned as a «Shopping celebration». It’s definitely true for clothes. Buying during the sales used to be a «pleasure» but has now become … Continue reading

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