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  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
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Wiserlinks Knowledge

  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
  • This blog presents ideas for action.
 

Jean-Bernard Girault

Casino Group: Amazon and Monoprix join forces to innovate on behalf of Prime Now customers

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| 29/03/2018

Nasdaq Amazon and Monoprix today announced they are joining forces to bring grocery items sourced from Monoprix to Prime Now service customers in Paris and its neighborhood this year. Grocery items sourced from Monoprix will be available in the Prime Now app and web site through a dedicated virtual store. More than a banner, Monoprix […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Has Spotify answered its royalty problem?

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Reuters | 14/03/2018

Reuters In its much-anticipated filing to go public last month, Spotify revealed revenue growth was outpacing costs, suggesting the music streaming service was striking deals with the music industry that defeat the central tension in its business model. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Nestle buys majority stake in organic food company Terrafertil

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CNBC | 14/02/2018

CNBC Nestle said on Friday that it has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods. The move is the latest step by Nestle to expand its profile in healthy foods as it seeks to offset weakness in the packaged foods sector. Nestle did not say how much it […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Grocery delivery startup Instacart is almost a unicorn

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Focus Company | 14/02/2018

Fast Company On demand grocery-delivery startup Instacart has raised a new $200 million round of funding. In total, the company has raised $900 million–not quite unicorn status. The money will no doubt be used to fuel its rivalry against Amazon, which is expanding its online grocery delivery service Fresh and building out new programs through its […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

France’s Engie acquires two West African energy services companies

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Reuters | 17/01/2018

Reuters French utility Engie said on Tuesday it had acquired two West African industrial energy services companies – Afric Power and Tieri – in a bid to expand its business in the region. The two companies, which have offices in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, specialize in the manufacture and distribution of equipment […]

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SoftBank Flirts With Wireless Unit IPO that Could Be Japan’s Biggest in Two Decades

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Fortune | 17/01/2018

Fortune SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business—a move that could reportedly raise $18 billion and would accelerate the conglomerate’s transformation into one of the world’s biggest tech investors. A spin-off—potentially the biggest IPO by a Japanese company in nearly two decades—would give the unit more autonomy and […]

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Atos Bids $5.1 Billion for Gemalto to Form French Tech Giant

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Bloomberg | 13/12/2017

Bloomberg Atos SE made a 4.3-billion-euro ($5.06 billion) unsolicited bid for Gemalto NV with the backing of the French state’s investment bank, seeking to create a European leader in cybersecurity, digital technologies and payment services. Atos is proposing to pay 46 euros a share in cash, 36 percent above Monday’s closing price. It called the offer friendly and said it wants to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Europe’s biggest mall owner buys Westfield for $25bn

General view of Westfield shopping centre, London.

The Guardian | 13/12/2017

The Guardian Europe’s biggest commercial property company is to buy Westfield, the Australian company behind the UK’s two highest-earning shopping centres, in a $25bn (£19bn) deal that will create the world’s largest mall operator. Unibail-Rodamco of France, which owns Forum des Halles in Paris, plans to roll out Westfield centres in Europe and the US. The […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

How Apple’s Shazam Acquisition Fits Its Broader Strategy

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Forbes | 13/12/2017

Forbes Apple recently confirmed that it is acquiring Shazam, the app that allows users to identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials using short audio clippings. While the deal – which is reportedly worth $400 million according to Recode – may appear to be a steep price for a relative niche service, it is well below […]

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Shares in Ocado surge after company announces deal with French supermarket Groupe Casino

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Independent | 29/11/2017

Independent Shares in Ocado surged by more than 20 per cent on Tuesday after the online supermarket announced that it had struck a deal to cooperate with French retailer Groupe Casino. Ocado said that it had sealed a deal with Casino for the latter to use its e-commerce platform to help bolster its online business. As part […]

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