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It's Worth It: A Clever Consumer Magazine Hosted by Faustine Bollaert

A consumer magazine with a light-hearted tone. The rise in prices and the decline in the purchasing power of the French are very topical issues. With the new magazine "Ça vaut le coup," airing Saturdays at 5:05 PM since November 18, 2023, France 2 has opted to tackle these issues in a much lighter ...

24
Nov
2023

Shortage of raw materials: beware, the composition of products may change

re only possible for a limited time and under certain conditions. Manufacturers must apply to the DGCCRF, the General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control, via a derogation request form. Moreover, a manufacturer can change the composition of a product only if : ...

13
Sep
2022

The revaluation of the SMIC: how does it work?

the lowest incomes. - Half of the gain in purchasing power of the basic hourly wage for workers and employees (SHBOE). In addition, if the consumer price index increases by at least 2% compared to the index observed when the amount of the SMIC last changed, the minimum growth wage is auto ...

19
Dec
2022

Beauty: how are cosmetics tested?

This does not mean that other brands test on animals... It is simply a bogus marketing argument, which provides no additional guarantee to the consumer. This mention has no interest since it simply means that the product complies with current European regulations, like all other cosmetic p ...

23
Sep
2021

Where can I find eco-friendly eyewear?

Recycled plastic waste Among the consumer brands, Optic 2000 offers a collection of frames made from marine plastic waste. If you choose Sea2see brand eyewear at Optic 2000, your purchase helps to recover the plastic waste that pollutes the oceans. The same approach also exists in other count ...

07
Oct
2021

Video games, music, VOD: the legal guarantee of conformity is extended to digital content

What does this guarantee consist of? According to the Consumer Code, merchants are required to guarantee consumers against defects in the conformity of the goods they sell them. The legal guarantee of conformity applies in the following cases: - the product sold does not conform to the use ...

27
Jan
2022

Consumption: the QR Code will replace the barcode

cts you to a website, a PDF document, an image or a video or even to an application to open... This black and white square thus allows to give the consumer all sorts of information, such as the origin of the product, its composition, its use-by date or even its instructions for use (whether it is ...

27
Feb
2023

Clothing and footwear: how does the textile repair bonus work?

What does the textile repair bonus consist of? The Textile Repair Bonus is a discount that consumers can take advantage of if they choose to have their clothing or shoes repaired instead of throwing them away. The purpose of this measure is, of course, to make our goods last longer for ecological ...

16
Nov
2023

Origin Info: 5 Things to Know About This Indicator

igine Info" initiative, which is expected to be trialed starting from the summer of 2024, is slightly different. This new indicator will not enhance consumer information about the origin of raw products, but rather about the origin of ingredients that make up a processed food product. It must allow ...

14
Mar
2024

Why are meal kits the new culinary revolution?

include all the necessary pre-measured ingredients to cook a variety of dishes. The kits come with detailed recipes that also meet the new demands of consumers: to have new culinary experiences with menus that must remain balanced and tasty. The success of meal kits is thus due not only to the adva ...

15
May
2024

Shrinkflation: How to Outsmart Deceptive Business Practices?

ile the price stays the same or may even increase. Although this practice is not illegal, it has been criticized by the Foodwatch organization because consumers are unable to detect it at the time of purchase. As a consumer, you are the victim of deception, believing you are purchasing the same pro ...

20
May
2024

Filtered carafes

various decrees, including a lead content that must not be exceeded. However, the appearance, smell, or chlorinated taste of tap water leads to some consumer mistrust. Development of the bottled water market In 2003, bottled water consumption was 149 liters per capita in France and this sector repr ...

29
Jan
2007

The mobile phone: history and evolution

over $100 million in research costs. It wasn't until the early 1990s that cell phones became small enough and cheap enough to interest the average consumer. In France, the first Telephone mobile (pictured above) appeared in 1992. The mobile phone boom From the 1990s onwards, Phone mobile model ...

18
Jan
2008

Organic fragrance: advantages and disadvantages.

Benefits of organic perfume The organic perfume is aimed at all those who are looking for chemical-free beauty products. Its main advantage is that it contains 100% natural ingredients. As a result, organic perfumes are devoid, in their composition, of synthetic materials used in conventional perf ...

28
June
2010

Organizing an eco-friendly Christmas: tips and tricks

eatment or a massage and other gift boxes - toys made of natural materials and without batteries Also remember to limit packaging, which is a big consumer of paper! Also be aware that glittery or metallic gift papers are not recyclable. Favor Recycled paper and reusable packaging (like a wicker ...

20
Dec
2013

Stockbroker : 5 tips to choose your online broker

g in a search engine the name of the brokerage company and the word 'review'. This will flush out the reviews that customers have posted online on consumer forums. Also, if you have any doubts about the honesty of a stockbroker and want to make sure their practices are not fraudulent, you can ...

13
Apr
2022

6 ideas to boost your purchasing power immediately

f discounts offered online at partner merchants, via affiliation. This discount (iGraal...) is applied after the purchase, with a refund made to the consumer. In short, you buy something and you get money back. In the end, your shopping cost less and instead of getting a coupon you get cash. Fin ...

01
June
2022

Piccoma : Do you know the world leader in webtoon ?

d of turning the pages to read the story, the reader scrolls down the boxes on the screen of their cell phone. Webtoons are comics adapted to today's consumer tools, communication vectors and uses. Piccoma, How does it work? The Manga and webtoon app has not become number one in Japan and the worl ...

16
June
2022

The end of the mandatory receipt: what does it change?

the endocrine disruptors bisphenol A and S. What are the alternatives? The end of the paper receipt from January 1, 2023 will be a big change in consumer habits and some are not hiding their concern... In particular, they fear that they will no longer be able to follow the evolution of price ...

24
Nov
2022

Purchasing power: the anti-inflation basket in 5 questions

food inflation does not lie 'on a basket as small and poorly defined'. 'How 50 products could meet the diversity of needs according to the types of consumers?', protested Olivier Andrault, in charge of the mission agriculture food for UFC-Que choisir. The consumer association is also concerne ...

14
Feb
2023