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Low-cost in the air and on the ground, low-fat and high profit


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Low-cost in the air and on the ground, low-fat and high profit

European travellers have been suffering as Air France pilots went on strike in a dispute over cost cuts. They are angry about the carrier’s plans to expand its budget operations.

This comes as Europe’s airlines try to work out how they can adjust to a changing market dominated by low-cost airlines.

The personal transportation market is also changing, looking at a lower cost model. Traditional taxi drivers don’t like that idea and they caused chaos across Europe this summer by protesting against Uber, a car-sharing service popular in many countries, but facing legal challenges in places.

Healthy food is another competitive market. No-fat, low-sugar and gluten-free food is getting more and more popular. And it looks like what is better for you is also better for companies in terms of profits.

We look at all of those topics in this edition of Business Weekly, please watch the video

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