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The French industry of consumer goods should take better account of the consumers’ expectations

For the last ten years, while the French production of consumer goods has dropped of an average 0,5% per year, jobs in this industry have decreased by 4,5% per year. Although deindustrialisation and the economic crisis are the major reasons … Continue reading

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More customers in neighbourhood shops, frozen food and discount stores

For the past few years, the food trade has undergone dramatic change: the mass consumption model has been challenged, the forms of neighbourhood distribution are now increasingly diverse, the sales on the Internet are developing, drive-through for grocery shopping is … Continue reading

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Breakfast in France, a meal on a downhill slide

Many scientific studies have demonstrated the importance of a significant energy intake early in the day for the intellectual capacity, especially for children. In 1954, under the leadership of Pierre Mendès France, President of the Council of Ministers, children were … Continue reading

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Sustainable shopping outside city centres, a difficult challenge

The notion of “sustainable shopping” means shopping with a reduced impact on the environment, in terms of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, while favouring the economic and social interests of local food producers and territories.  Funded by the French Ministry … Continue reading

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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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