Fnac signs agreement on Sunday working and evening working with its trade union partners

Ivry, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — CFDT, CFTC and CFE-CGC, the three trade union organizations that received 52% of the votes at the latest employee elections, signed an agreement on Sunday working and evening working with Fnac today (January 26, 2017).

Fnac’s Management is delighted by the signing of this agreement, which is the result of constructive negotiations with its trade union partners. The implementation of the agreement will enable Fnac to safeguard its competitiveness, while offering the highest level of rewards to employees who wish to work on Sundays, in terms of both remuneration and volunteering.

Nine additional Fnac stores, which are now located in the International Tourist Zone (ITZ) under the terms of the Macron Law, will now be able to open seven days a week, bringing the total to 21 stores in France. The employees of the 12 stores that already open on Sundays will enjoy the more favorable terms of the new group agreement.

The agreement, which applies to all stores concerned by Sunday working (regardless of whether they are open all year round or only on Sundays “decreed by the local mayor”) provides for triple pay for the 12 Sundays where business volumes are highest, and for double pay during the remainder of the year. Employees will be free to work or not work on Sundays, with several possible options for those who volunteer, e.g. every Sunday, every second Sunday, or on an occasional basis. The company will contribute towards the cost of having children and dependents looked after. Furthermore, under the terms of the latest negotiations, Management has increased its employment commitments, which are expected to result in the creation of around 80 additional permanent jobs at the stores concerned.

Following a volunteer registration period, the first Sunday worked under the terms of the agreement will be March 26.

PRESS CONTACT:

Laurent Glépin
+33(0)1 55 21 54 13
laurent.glepin@fnac.com

Alexandre André
+33(0)1 55 21 54 46
alexandre.andre@fnac.com

Source: Fnac

Fnac in partnership with Daphni launches new funding and support model for start-ups

A Ivry, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — By joining forces to launch the Daphni Purple fund, Fnac Darty is taking part in the creation of a new funding and support model for start-ups, once again reaffirming its commitment to digital technology and innovation in Europe.

Fnac has been investing for years in innovation and has formed close relationships with the start-up ecosystem. As new brands and technologies have emerged, Fnac has been a pioneer in the market for connected objects.

The partnership with Daphni is in keeping with the commitment on the part of the new venture Fnac Darty to bolster its role as an innovative player in a community of over 200 entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and corporate leaders. Specifically, this partnership will allow the two companies to be on the ground as new technologies and new uses emerge, and to strengthen the leadership of Fnac Darty when it comes to omni-channel commerce and the distribution of technological products.

Fnac Darty is using the unique community platform designed by Daphni to participate in a new virtuous venture-capital model built on a range of experiences and know-how. Its goal is to support the development of new European start-ups worldwide based on new digital uses. Fnac Darty employees fitting a variety of profiles have already joined the “daphnipolitan” community and will be working toward selecting and supporting the start-ups.

“Innovation,” says Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fnac Darty, “is an integral part of the history of Fnac and Darty. It is central to our strategy, as digital advances have enabled us to imagine a customer experience that’s more fluid and personalized than ever, both online and in our stores. Innovation is, of course, the focal point of our departments, especially at Fnac whose mission has always been to showcase innovative companies by putting their products in front of customers. When this adventure started, we were captivated by the Daphni project spearheaded by Marie Ekeland and her associates, a team full of talent, creativity and passion that has echoed our convictions when it comes to the opportunities of economic transformation offered by digital technology and new uses.”

PRESS CONTACTS:

Alexandre André
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 46
alexandre.andre@fnac.com

Laurent Glépin
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 13
laurent.glepin@fnac.com

Source: Fnac

Fnac opens new Fnac Connect store in Aubière with plans to open 10 Fnac Connect stores by the end of 2017

A Ivry, 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fnac has announced the opening, on September 9, of a new Fnac Connect store in Aubière, on the outskirts of Clermont-Ferrand. As a forerunner in the retail of connected objects, and one of the main smartphone and phone accessories retailers in France, Fnac strives to strengthen its leading position in these markets with the opening of around ten new Fnac Connect stores by the end of 2017.

The Aubière store launches Groupe Fnac’s partnership with the holding SEDADI, owner of the WELCOM’ brand, which specializes in telephony and has 53 stores in central France. This brand, which is under contract with the operators Bouygues Telecom and Coriolis, has extensive experience in sales of mobile contracts, phones and accessories. The Fnac Connect store will be installed on the premises of the current WELCOM’ Aubière store, with a surface area of 136 sq.m. and will employ a team of five employees.

The Fnac Connect concept was launched in 2014 on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, before being rolled out in the form of dedicated areas in all Fnac stores. More recently, it has been exported to Spain with the opening of a store in Bilbao.

Fnac Connect is entirely devoted to telephony and connected objects. Fully designed for a unique and enjoyable customer experience, these stores offer the widest range on the market (connected watches and bracelets, camera drones, headsets and speakers, accessories for the connected home, etc.), in addition to a highly extensive selection of stylish and trendy accessories. Customers have the freedom to access selfservice products, and demonstration areas allow them to discover their uses as well as the latest innovations.

About Groupe Fnac – www.groupe-fnac.com: Groupe Fnac is a retailer of entertainment and leisure products and consumer electronics. A leader in France and major player in the countries where it operates (Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Qatar, Ivory Coast), Groupe Fnac had a multi-format network of 205 stores (including 125 in France) at the end of June 2016, plus e-commerce sites, including Fnac.com, ranked France’s third most visited e-commerce site (approximately 10 million unique visitors/month). A standard-setting omni-channel retailer, Groupe Fnac posted consolidated revenue of €3.876 billion in 2015 and employs 14,100 people.

Press contacts:
Laurent Glépin
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 13
laurent.glepin@fnac.com

Alexandre André
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 46
alexandre.andre@fnac.com

Source: Fnac

2016 Start-Up Prize: Fnac partners with Intel to accelerate the development of 10 IoT start-ups

For the second year of the Start-Up Prize, Fnac is collaborating with Intel in an effort to accelerate the development of 10 start-ups in the area of the Internet of Things. French start-ups have until January 17 to apply for the Fnac Start-Up Prize. Ten start-ups will benefit from a personalized assistance program; three of these entities will sign a distribution contract with Fnac.

Ivry-sur-Seine, FRANCE, 2015-12-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Groupe Fnac announces the launch of the 2016 Fnac Start-Up Prize.

A leader and precursor to the distribution of connected objects, Fnac has contributed to the success of some of the main French players in the Internet of Things (IoT). Since the roll-out of dedicated spaces in all of its stores as of 2013, it has not stopped innovating, broadening access to connected objects and their uses. Through this new Start-Up Prize, Fnac wishes to go even further, stimulating innovation and assisting in the growth of French start-ups in the sector.

To do so, Fnac has partnered with Intel, a world leader in microprocessors. Intel is at the heart of the Internet of Things, with increasingly small connectivity and hardware solutions, which are efficient and easy to access, in an effort to remove the obstacles that entrepreneurs wishing to enter this market could face. Together, they designed a twelveweek program to accelerate the development of 10 IoT start-ups, regardless of their level of maturity or prototype design, and through to the distribution of the end products.

The start-ups have until January 17 to apply on the dedicated page at www.prixstartupfnac.com

At the end of the program, three winners will be appointed by a jury made up of personalities from the IoT ecosystem. These three winners will sign a distribution contract with Fnac and will benefit from a dedicated marketing and sales plan.

Main stages of the Fnac Start-up Prize:

  • Through January 17, 2016 : application
  • From January 18 to February 15 : selection of the 10 start-ups for the assistance program
  • From February 15 to May 15 : assistance and mentoring of the 10 start-ups selected
  • End of May – beginning of June : selection of three winners by emblematic personalities of the IoT ecosystem

About Groupe Fnac – www.groupe-fnac.com: Groupe Fnac is a retailer of entertainment and leisure products and consumer electronics. A leader in France and major player in the countries where it operates (Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Qatar), Groupe Fnac had a multiformat network of 189 stores (including 115 in France) at the end of 2014, plus e-commerce sites, including Fnac.com, ranked France’s third most visited e-commerce site (close to 10 million unique visitors/month). A standard-setting omni-channel retailer, Group Fnac posted consolidated revenue of €3.895 billion in 2014 and employs 14,500 people.

About Intel – Intel, which is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, currently employs more than 100,000 people in 63 countries, and serves customers in more than 120 countries. Intel creates and produces a broad range of essential technology, including microprocessors and chipsets, as well as hardware and software solutions, and services which, together, are used as the foundation for numerous IT devices worldwide.

Press Contact: Laurent Glépin: +33(0)1 55 21 54 13 – laurent.glepin@fnac.com Alexandre André: +33(0)1 55 21 54 46 – alexandre.andre@fnac.com

SOURCE: Groupe Fnac

Fnac now with 4 million FNAC card members

Ivry-sur-Seine, FRANCE, 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, Fnac announced that it now has 4 million FNAC card members. To mark the occasion, Fnac is celebrating the 4 jours uniques Fnac from November 26 to 29.

Fnac announced this week that it has reached the threshold of 4 million FNAC Card members. Its iconic loyalty program welcomed more than 400,000 new members in 2015 in France, the fastest growth in its history.

To mark this milestone and thank its members, Fnac decided to celebrate with a one-time event, 4 jours uniques Fnac, from Thursday, 11/26 (members’ night at our stores) to Sunday 11/29.

The 4 jours uniques Fnac event replaces Black Friday, although offers will remain exceptional. In addition, members get access to special discounts on select high-tech, TV, photography, CD and Blu-ray brands, in stores and on the Fnac.com site. Members can also participate in a contest to win some of the holiday season’s most popular products, such as PCs, tablets, drones, and telephones, or to have us pick up the tab for all purchases made during the 4 jours uniques Fnac.

Giving its members privileged access to culture and technology through special discounts and benefits has been central to the Fnac concept since it first opened in 1954. In addition to permanent discounts on most products (see box below), Fnac members have year-round access to exclusive offers, private sales events, and invitations to sneak-preview events. These cultural and sales events, which are extended throughout the year on social networks, give the community of Fnac members its dynamism and make it an audience of enthusiasts who identify with Fnac’s heritage and expertise.

The benefits of the Fnac Card:

  • A permanent 5% instant discount on Books, High-Tech, Kids, Stationery, Home & Design and 2.5% on purchases of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays credited to the member account
  • Private sales with discounts of up to 40%
  • Fnac Express+: free and unlimited 1-day delivery on millions for fnac.com products at €39 incl. VAT/year instead of €49 incl. VAT/year
  • Access to 18,000 shows at reduced prices, sneak previews, invitations, and other events
  • With the free Carte Famille, up to three people can enjoy the benefits of the same member account.
  • With the Fnac app, members have easier access to their account and benefits wherever they are

About the Groupe FNAC – www.groupe-fnac.com : The Groupe FNAC is a retailer of entertainment and leisure products and consumer electronics. A leader in France and major player in the countries where it operates (Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Qatar), the Groupe FNAC had a multi-format network of 189 stores (including 115 in France) at the end of 2014, plus e-commerce sites, including Fnac.com, ranked France’s third most visited e-commerce site (more than 10 million unique visitors/month). A standard-setting omni-channel retailer, the Groupe FNAC posted consolidated revenue of €3.895 billion in 2014 and employs 14,500 people.

Press Contacts: Laurent Glépin: +33 (0)1 55 21 54 13 – laurent.glepin@fnac.com Alexandre André: +33 (0)1 55 21 54 46 – alexandre.andre@fnac.com

SOURCE: Fnac

A FNAC OUVRE UN MAGASIN DE PROXIMITÉ À MONTPON-MÉNESTÉROL

Montpon-Ménestérol, 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — La Fnac poursuit son déploiement territorial et annonce l’ouverture d’un nouveau magasin franchisé au format de proximité à MontponMénestérol. Ce premier magasin Fnac en Dordogne ouvrira ses portes jeudi 26 novembre prochain dans la galerie Intermarché, en lieu et place de l’espace « Culture et Loisirs ».

La Fnac Montpon-Ménestérol sera dirigée par Marianne Larrue. Elle s’étend sur une surface de 600 m2 et regroupe 10 collaborateurs.

Les clients pourront retrouver les univers produits et services proposés par l’enseigne Fnac : livres, disques, DVD, micro‐informatique, gaming, téléphonie, son, photo, papeterie et carterie. Les services de billetterie, les offres de cartes cadeaux et coffrets cadeaux seront également proposés aux clients.

Le magasin bénéficiera également de la politique d’adhésion de l’enseigne. Les clients auront la possibilité de souscrire la carte « adhérent Fnac » et de profiter ainsi de nombreux avantages. Ils rejoindront les 5,5 millions de personnes dans le monde bénéficiant de ce programme.

De plus, grâce à la stratégie multicanale déployée par l’enseigne, les futurs clients de la Fnac MontponMénestérol auront accès aux 11 millions de produits disponibles sur Fnac.com. Ils pourront se faire livrer, dans leur magasin ou à leur domicile, un produit commandé en ligne.

Cette nouvelle ouverture renforce la stratégie d’expansion de la Fnac dans les villes petites et moyennes, là où elle n’était pas présente jusqu’alors. Le magasin de Montpon-Ménestérol constitue la 15ème ouverture au format de proximité en France.

*Horaires et adresse de la Fnac Montpon-Ménestérol
Galerie Intermarché
Zone commerciale Brion Sud
24700 Montpon-Ménestérol
Ouvert de 10h à 19h00 du lundi au samedi

Ouvertures exceptionnelles les dimanches :

  • 29 novembre : 9h30 à 12h30
  • 06 décembre : 9h30 à 12h30
  • 13 décembre : 9h30 à 18h30
  • 20 décembre : 9h30 à 18h30
  • 27 décembre : 9h30 à 12h30

CONTACTS PRESSE :
ALEXANDRE ANDRE // 01 55 21 54 46 // alexandre.andre@fnac.com
AUDREY BOUCHARD // 01 55 21 59 25 // audrey.bouchard@fnac.com

 

Fnac partners with VOD Factory for the launch of FnacPLAY, its video-on-demand service

Fnac announces the launch of FnacPLAY, its video-on-demand service, in partnership with VOD Factory. This service will offer films and TV series from all of the major studios for rental or purchase with the help of Fnac’s expert recommendations.

Ivry-sur-Seine, FRANCE, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Groupe Fnac, the top seller of physical format video on the French market, is expanding its offerings with the launch of FnacPLAY, its video-on-demand service developed in partnership with VOD Factory, the leading independent VoD company in France.

Building on its presence in the eBook and music streaming markets, Fnac continues to pursue its multichannel strategy and add to its digital cultural offerings. The brand is strengthening its presence throughout the video distribution chain while continuing its commitment to disseminating cultural works to the widest possible audience. Fnac customers will now have easy and permanent access to quality video content on all existing channels for rental or purchase.

FnacPLAY concentrates the best features of VOD and the highest level of quality service:

  • Films available four months after their theatrical release
  • …on all screens: PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android), and TVs with Chromecast
  • 2 options: o Rental: €2.99 including VAT to €4.99 including VAT for new releases; HD version: +€1 o Purchase in digital format: from €10.99 including VAT to €16.99 including VAT for movies, from €29.99 including VAT to €34.99 including VAT for entire seasons of series (up to 24 episodes)
  • Rented or purchased videos can be downloaded on the device of the user’s choice and be viewed offline
  • A diverse catalog of thousands of movies from all of the major studios, from blockbusters to major French and foreign classics, independent films, films for children, and much more
  • The best current series 24 hours after the US broadcast (available in late October)
  • Immediate access with a Fnac.com account
  • A simple interface tied to the fnac.com account with browsing by genre and selection by actor / director
  • Thematic selections, viewer opinions, and Fnac expert favorites
  • Coming soon: personalized recommendations based on FnacPLAY and fnac.com browsing and purchase histories.

With FnacPLAY, Fnac wants to offer its customers a unique and diverse video selection that combines the best of its digital and physical distribution, such as digital copies included in DVD boxes, pre-embedded videos in certain technical products (tablets, Chromecast keys), FnacPLAY gift cards and prepaid series cards (episodes 24 hours after the broadcast in the US), and special offers for members.

About the Groupe Fnac – www.groupe-fnac.com: The Groupe Fnac is a retailer of entertainment and leisure products and consumer electronics. A leader in France and major player in the countries where it operates (Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco), the Groupe Fnac had a multi-format network of 189 stores (including 115 in France) at the end of 2014, plus e-commerce sites, including Fnac.com, ranked France’s third most visited e-commerce site (more than 10 million unique visitors/month). A standard-setting omni-channel retailer, the Groupe Fnac posted consolidated revenue of €3.895 billion in 2014 and employs more than 14,500 people.

ABOUT VOD FACTORY
VOD Factory is the leading independent VoD company in France. VOD Factory develops ready-to-use customized multi-screen VoD and SVoD solutions to its clients, from catalog clearing to content marketing and dedicated platform development. With a catalog of 17,000 titles acquired from more than 70 content providers, including all major US studios, VOD Factory provides a facilitated access to 100% of the top 100 box office movies. Founded in 2013, VOD Factory is ranked 3rd among the “Top 100 French start-ups list” published in September 2015 by L’Express/L’Entreprise. www.vodfactory.com

Laurent Glépin: +33 (0)1 55 21 54 13 – laurent.glepin@fnac.com Alexandre André: +33 (0)1 55 21 54 46 – alexandre.andre@fnac.com