Phillips to bring modern and contemporary art to eBay’s community through eBay’s Live Auctions platform

San Jose, California, 2015-9-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay and Phillips are proud to announce a new partnership that unites the world’s most vibrant online marketplace with the contemporary art and design-focused international auction house. Through eBay’s live auctions platform, online buyers will gain access to Phillips highly regarded 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, and Watches and Jewelry auctions.

Over the next year, Phillips will offer live-streaming auctions on eBay, beginning on September 17 in New York with “New Now,” a sale of collectible contemporary art, which focuses on what is happening right now in the contemporary art world. eBay’s global audience will be able to participate in auctions on the eBay marketplace using the company’s world-class software solutions and bidding technology. Auctions will be promoted by both Phillips and eBay, and will give buyers the ability to participate in traditional live auctions through real-time bidding.

“We’re excited to partner with such a well-respected international auction house specializing in contemporary art, underscoring our commitment in the art and collectibles space,” said Linda Campbell, divisional merchandise manager for Art & Collectibles at eBay. “Founded over 200 years ago, Phillips is a dynamic auction house that sells some of the world’s most important contemporary works of art, which we’re thrilled to make more accessible to our global eBay community and Phillips clients alike.”

Both eBay and Phillips have vast experience in the art and collectibles space, providing sellers around the world with the platforms to remain competitive, while offering buyers access to highly regarded and hard-to-find artwork and design objects. The partnership marks the continued commitment by both companies to invest in digital services to meet the evolving needs of today’s buyers and sellers.

“This is a significant initiative that allows Phillips clients to easily access our sales and bid on collectible art and design on a platform that spans the globe,” said Phillips Chairman and CEO Edward Dolman. “Phillips’ digital strategy has become an increasingly important aspect of the business, and this initiative is one more step in establishing Phillips as an international leader.”

The eBay marketplace provides a virtual entrance to live auction events, giving millions of active online buyers access to some of the world’s most established artists, designers, and makers, as well as emerging names in art and design.

About Phillips
Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st Century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London and Geneva, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world. Visit us at www.phillips.com.

About eBay
eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for discovering great value and unique selection. eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers around the globe, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Our vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology and open to everyone. We focus on empowering our sellers, not competing with them, and we create stronger connections between buyers and sellers with product experiences that are fast, mobile and secure. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re just as passionate today about connecting buyers and sellers as when we founded the company in 1995. For more information, visithttps://www.ebayinc.com/.

 

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Contacts:

Meg Blackburn, FITZ & CO for eBay
Phone: 212-620-7390
Email: meg@fitzandco.com

Camille Desprez, FITZ & CO for eBay
Phone: 212-589-0920
Email: Camille.desprez@fitzandco.com

Kim French, Phillips (New York)
Phone: 212-940-1229
Email: kfrench@phillips.com

Alex Godwin-Brown, Phillips (London)
Phone: +44 20 7318 4036
Email: 408-376-7528

Ryan Moore, eBay
Phone: 408-376-7528
Email: ryanmoore@ebay.com

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Phillips to bring modern and contemporary art to eBay’s community through eBay’s Live Auctions platform

Phillips to bring modern and contemporary art to eBay’s community through eBay’s Live Auctions platform

Carrefour Market partners with PHILLIPS and French start-up ECHY to test a revolutionary new hybrid fibre-optic lighting technology

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-2-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Market has entered into a partnership with PHILLIPS and French start-up ECHY in order to test a revolutionary new hybrid fibre-optic lighting technology. The system reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in stores by harnessing natural light, improving the visual comfort of customers in the process.

For Carrefour, 2015 is all about tackling climate change, and so it has joined forces with ECHY and PHILLIPS to develop an innovative new lighting solution in order to reduce its energy consumption.

The system developed by French start-up ECHY and PHILLIPS – a global leader in lighting solutions – is getting its first retail sector test at Carrefour. The Bonneval Carrefour Market (south-west of the Paris region) is where it is being tried out – it has been installed at the entrance to the store which is lit using sunlight. Lens panels installed on the roof capture natural light which is then transmitted via fibre-optics to the store entrance and distributed with the help of a hybrid lighting unit.

The light is completely natural, so it falls within the same area of the spectrum as sunlight. But it has none of its disadvantages (no ultraviolet, no heat). Store customers enjoy the sensations of well-being and visual comfort that it provides, while employees enjoy the very pleasant working environment that it creates.

Sensors ensure that appropriate lighting levels are maintained in the store throughout the day, regardless of outdoor weather conditions.  LED lighting kicks in automatically and gradually as soon as natural lighting levels are no longer sufficient to meet requirements.

With the help of this new system, the Bonneval Carrefour Market should be able to reduce the amount of energy that goes on lighting by 40%. This represents considerable savings, given that lighting is one of the major areas of energy expenditure for a store like Carrefour.

Carrefour will remain committed to tackling climate change throughout 2015  

By testing this new lighting system, Carrefour is continuing with the course of action that it embarked upon 20 years ago to tackle energy wastage. Carrefour has undertaken to reduce the CO2 emissions that its business generates by 40% between 2009 and 2020. To help it do this, the retailer has introduced a number of energy efficiency initiatives: energy consumption management is now centralised, doors have been installed on its fresh food and frozen food cabinets, air-conditioning is now regulated based on outdoor temperature, new energy-saving ovens and lighting systems have been introduced, and stores are now lit using LED lighting systems.

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Carrefour Market partners with PHILLIPS and French start-up ECHY to test a revolutionary new hybrid fibre-optic lighting technology

Carrefour Market partners with PHILLIPS and French start-up ECHY to test a revolutionary new hybrid fibre-optic lighting technology