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August 2015

#Lille, 4 Things To Know About This Summer Economy

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Starbucks to Open in Euralille in September 2015

It’s a done deal! Starbucks is opening a kiosk location in the Euralille commercial center. This first event will likely be followed by the opening of another location in the city center in 2016.

Located on the first floor of the Euralille commercial center, the Starbucks uses an open kiosk design in an 80-square meter space. It will be part within a larger area designated for restaurants.

Brand franchise director Christophe Borgnis announced the plan to open a location in Lille’s downtown area during the first half of 2016. Several location options are currently being reviewed, Christophe Borgnis notes. He estimates that the American coffeehouse chain will open 15 new locations throughout the Nord Pas-de-Calais region.

After recruiting a full-time team of 20, including baristas and managers, the well-known coffee company is planning to have them start work at the end of August and is targeting a fall opening for the store.

 

Clic and Walk raises €3.5M to accelerate its European growth

In March 2015, we mentioned this start-up located at Plaine Images in Tourcoing (59). Clic and Walk has been surfing the crowdsourcing wave, collecting and summarizing key marketing and consumer-related data for its clients (see the article: Clic & Walk: the new mystery shopper company).

The company, with a network of 250,000 members known as “clicwalkers,” has just raised €3.5M from Fonds Ambition Numérique, Cita Investissement and Breega Capital (its original investor). This new round of funding will allow the company to expand within Europe. It will also provide for increased R&D to focus on creating even more powerful algorithms. These will, in turn, lead to faster data aggregation.

Clic and Walk counts L’Oréal, Orange, Peugeot, Axa and Coca Cola among its clients.

 

Ouistock is revolutionizing the storage industry!

A year after opening its doors, Ouistock already has a presence in 1,000 towns across France. And here’s why. This start-up specializes in facilitating storage sharing between private parties. This innovation makes it possible to offer the service at a rate that is two to three times less expensive than that offered by traditional storage companies.

In light of this meteoric success, the company is targeting further growth. Three private investors have stepped up to help the company realize its potential. They have invested €600,000. Francis Nappez, cofounder of Blablacar, Angélique Gérard, Director of Client Relations and Human Resources at Free, and Gonzague de la Tournelle, General Manager at Mobile Network Group, will help the start-up attain its goal of revolutionizing the storage industry.

 

Showroomprive.com: aggressive recruiting efforts

Last June, we let our readers know about Showroomprive.com’s arrival at Blanchemaille in Roubaix. Showroomprive.com is a European leader in online retail, bringing partner brands together for sale in the virtual marketplace. The company plans to add 125 jobs by the end of 2016. The job service agency in Roubaix recently published a list of open positions and now is the time to apply.

Positions are currently being filled locally for sales reps, online content proofreaders, graphic designers, photographers, staff to retouch photos, photo stylists, staff to prepare product samples, staff to serve as assistants to product models, and makeup artists. Detailed information about the qualifications sought for each of these positions can be found on the local job service agency’s website (http://www.mie-roubaix.fr/Showroomprive-cree-125-nouveaux#&panel1-1). Applications are being accepted at omassa@mie-roubaix.fr. Ready, set? Submit!

 

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