Reed MIDEM announces MAPIC Food & Beverage in Milan, Italy on 23-24 May 2018

Cannes, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Reed MIDEM, organiser of MAPIC, MAPIC Italy, MAPIC Russia, MAPIC China Summit and MAPIC India, today (17 November, 2017) announces the launch of MAPIC Food & Beverage in May 2018.

The new two-day event will be held in Milan, Italy on 23-24 May 2018 at MiCo – Milano Congressi.

Since the EXPO 2015, creating a legacy with its focus on nutrition and sustainable food, Milan has established itself as the World Food Capital City and is today the main stage for events, projects and debate on food-related issues.

Food and Beverage has become a key factor in enhancing the customer experience within retail destinations. MAPIC Food and Beverage aims to be the most effective international marketplace dedicated to Food & Beverage players within the retail & real estate industry.

MAPIC Food & Beverage will offer an exhibition area where international F&B retailers can showcase their concept to real estate professionals looking at expanding their foodservice retail mix. In contrast to the MAPIC in Cannes, retailers will be the exhibitors and real estate professionals will come as visitors. MAPIC Food & Beverage will be a unique, international and powerful business platform.

“For the first time, we are launching a MAPIC event entirely dedicated to a specific segment, food and beverage, and not a local market,” explained Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC markets. “MAPIC Food & Beverage and MAPIC Italy will be held on the same dates and in separate but connected venues. This new event will benefit from the dynamism of the Italian food & beverage sector, while being completely international.”

More information on MAPIC Food & Beverage on the website www.mapic-foodandbeverage.com

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions: 
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

For more information, please contact:

My-Lan CAO – Press Director
Tel.: +33 (0)1 79 71 95 44
mylan.cao@reedmidem.com

Constance GARCIA Y SANTOS – Press Officer
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 65
constance.garciaysantos@reedmidem.com

Source: MAPIC

Accenture opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan

Accenture opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan

 

Company’s largest innovation hub for retail, fashion and consumer goods industries

MILAN, 2017-Jun-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today (May 31, 2017) opened its largest innovation hub for the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries in Milan.

Located in the heart of Porta Nuova, the city’s up-and-coming innovation district, the new Accenture Customer Innovation Network (ACIN) is part of Accenture’s global network including facilities in Bangalore, Chicago, Manila and Singapore.

The Milan ACIN provides clients with an environment where they can imagine, explore, discover and develop ground-breaking digital customer interactions and tackle the big challenges facing consumer companies today — from harnessing social media to applying the next wave of artificial intelligence.

Driving innovation is the guiding philosophy of the ACIN, which draws on Accenture’s deep industry experience in fashion, retail and consumer goods industries and provides clients with access to an innovation ecosystem that includes start-ups, industry experts, universities and technology partners.

At the ACIN, clients are taken on an innovation journey and challenged to rethink existing business models and the customer experience. By showing them the art of the possible and developing a concrete roadmap, the ACIN can help organizations launch disruptive products and services and get them to market quicker.

Angelo D’Imporzano, senior managing director of Consumer Goods and Services for Europe, Africa and Latin America at Accenture said, “The Milan ACIN can support organizations as they seek to be more competitive, connect them with the wider ecosystem, and create new business opportunities at a time when innovation has never been more critical to Italy’s growth. The country’s heritage in fashion and food makes Milan the perfect location for helping our clients better understand emerging trends and consumer segments and for ensuring that disruptive ideas are turned into innovative solutions to drive business performance.”

“Digital technologies are converging, consumer expectations are rising and business operations are under constant pressures to stay ahead of their peers,” said Sander van ’t Noordende, Group Chief Executive of Accenture’s Products operating group. “Consumer-facing companies need to constantly innovate to ensure flexibility and agility across every business function. Our new innovation network in Milan is an integral part of the Accenture Innovation Architecture, which brings together capabilities from across the company – from research, ventures and labs, studios, innovation centers and delivery centers to help clients develop, scale and deliver disruptive innovation.”

Accenture employs 12,000 professionals in Italy, which — in addition to being home to the ACIN — is a base for other Accenture innovation and delivery centers, including the Liquid studio in Milan, the Digital Acceleration Center and Life Sciences Center of Excellence in Rome, the Industry Solution Center for Automotive in Turin, and Technology Delivery Centers in Naples and Cagliari. Accenture opened its first innovation center in Italy in 2006, dedicated to the fashion and luxury sectors, and has continued to invest in new capabilities, assets and human resources.

“Accenture’s continued investment in Italy shows our commitment to the country’s innovation economy,” said Fabio Benasso, Accenture’s country managing director for Italy. “We have established a series of hubs here that support clients across all industries as they accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Our new Milan ACIN represents a global go-to hub for companies striving to be at the forefront of innovation and provides our teams with an environment to help clients reimagine new business models and explore future customer experiences.”

The opening ceremony for the ACIN, which is located at Piazza Gae Aulenti 8, was attended by Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Contacts:

Aleks Vujanic
Accenture
+ 44 7500 974 814
aleks.vujanic@accenture.com

Armando Barone
Accenture
+ 39 3485608969
armando.barone@accenture.com

Source: Accenture

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Fendi inaugurates its first flagship store in Milan

Fendi inaugurates its first flagship store in Milan

 

Paris, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the recent Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, Fendi inaugurated its first flagship store dedicated to the Maison’s distinctive universe of home furnishings and design. With an exceptional location on via Montenapoleone in the heart of Milan’s famous “Quadrilatero della moda” and just a few steps from the Fendi boutique, the new store features Fendi’s vast savoir-faire, applied to an exceptional lifestyle collection.

An intimate atmosphere reigns in the Palazzo Carcassola Grandi in Milan, where Fendi Casa recently opened its first flagship. This 16th century palace with interiors decorated with frescos and inlaid wooden ceilings welcomes the Fendi universe for the home, a distinctive combination of expert craftsmanship and elegance.

Materials including leather, bronze and marble create an interplay between design accessories and spaces that showcase the items in the Fendi Casa Contemporary collection. The color palette is defined by elegant contrasts with a continuous balance between light and dark tones.

With its minimalist aesthetic, the 400-square-meter space welcomes the contemporary mood of the Conrad armchair and the  Ford table. New pieces designed by Toan Nguyen and presented at the Milan Furniture Fair – including the Soho Lite sofa and the Blixen armchair – are joined by lamps designed by Italian architect Marco Costanzi.

This new store and its collection bridging fashion and design perfectly resonates with the codes of the Maison, says Pietro Beccari, President and CEO of Fendi: “The opening of the first Fendi Casa store on Via Montenapoleone marks a major step for Fendi in the world of design. This space is a tribute to our DNA, expressed in the close proximity to the Fendi boutique – both physical and in terms of values.”

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Carrefour Express “Urban Life” opens in Milan

Carrefour Express “Urban Life” opens in Milan

 

Milan, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first revolutionary concept, Carrefour Express “Urban Life”, is now operating in Milan, which is not just a local supermarket, but also includes a “dining area for a tasty breakfast, a rich or light lunch break, to eat right there or to take home or to the office, a lounge bar to enjoy an appetizer together with one of the more than 200 Italian and international beers, a coworking space where you can work in comfort or just spend some time relaxing in peace.

The new concept store, located in Milan, at Corso Garibaldi 49, in the heart of Milan’s nightlife, offers more than 120 m2 of space on two floors. An innovative proposal that meets the changing needs of customers in bustling cities like Milan, where there is an increasingly strong need to combine pleasure, work and socializing.

Carrefour Express has actually redesigned and transformed the supermarket shelves into new areas, such as the cafe area, with a wide selection of desserts for a snack or for breakfast, or the gourmet deli department, with the option to order pizza, the Tokyo Street area, where the sushi is prepared fresh every day, or the artisanal ice cream counter. There are not only ready-made meals for quick take-away service, but also a rich gourmet offering, with constantly changing recipes that are suitable for all tastes, whether traditional or international, that you can enjoy in the dedicated dining area.

For those who don’t mind waiting in line for a little while, do not miss the salad bar and the juice corner, where the best seasonal products are prepared fresh every day, including fruit salads, yogurt, vegetable salads, soups, juices and smoothies. Customers can also create their own salads and plates to suit their needs and tastes.

But the absolute innovation is definitely the lounge bar with sofas, where Happy Hour is served every evening from 6 to 9 pm in the real Milanese tradition.
Keeping the region in mind, which is a characteristic that has always distinguished Carrefour Express, is also highlighted with the more than 100 products produced in Italy, which are made available to customers so they can taste the best of the Italian gourmet world.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

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