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Campaign Spotlight: Bring Back the Memories as Intermarché Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a Heartwarming Campaign by Romance

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Intermarché is back with a new opus from the saga “we are Producers and Retailers to help you eat a little better every day”.

In 2017 Intermarché moved millions with a 3-minute film that allowed the brand to pre-empt an emotional territory previously unseen in its category. We discovered a young man who changed his eating habits in order to win the affection of a store cashier, set to the tune of Mouloudji’s song “l’amour l’amour”, which has since had its own revival.

This unique advertising saga, which reflected the brand’s repositioning to focus on eating better established Intermarché as a leader in growth in France, ahead of all its competitors. The campaigns also went on to win the Grand Prix Stratégies and the Grand Prix Effie in France.


For this new opus, Intermarché takes us into the daily life of an elderly man who recently lost his wife. He chances upon an old recipe box, and decides to make a dish with her secret recipe, a quest that will revive the memories of his one true love, like Proust’s infamous madeleine.

This time, Benjamin Biolay, sets the tone with a cover of Cole Porter’s famous American standard “C’est Magnifique”. This moving song isn’t well-known but is the perfect rendition to accompany this emotional story.

In the new spot, we find the signature elements of Intermarché’s ongoing saga, with the same team behind its creation: an epic story that speaks to everyone, created by Romance and directed by Katia Lewkowicz, a 3-minute format and a French song that becomes its own character within the film.

“In a market where all our competitors have repositioned themselves, it’s imperative that we stay one step ahead by deploying our fight for “better food” everywhere. The year we turned 50 was the perfect opportunity to showcase a generation that grew up with the brand.”

– Vincent Bronsard: Strategic and Operational Marketing Manager of Intermarché

“I am delighted that we are bringing Intermarché into popular culture by building a unique territory. This consistency is a guarantee of long-term success when it comes to the brand’s image and business.”

– Christophe Lichtenstein: President of Romance

“It’s a real challenge to renew such emotion in each film, the result of 6 months of work and dozens of tossed scripts before taking the risk that it’s this story that needs to be told.”

 – Alexandre Hervé: Creative Director of Romance

“C’est Magnifique” premiers on TV March 24th and March 27th in cinemas.


Brand Credits 

Strategic and Operational Marketing Manager : Vincent Bronsard

Brand and Communication Manager : Camille Sassi

Brand and Communication Director : Vincent Fièvre

Advertising Manager : Augustin De Vulpian

Advertising Director : Lucie Ducos

Agency Credits

President : Christophe Lichtenstein

Creative Director and Copywriter : Alexandre Hervé

Copywriter and AD : Julien Rézette

Associate Director : Marie-Laure Dangeon

Account Manager : Thibault Loué

TV Prod : Émilie Talpaert

Post-Producer : Valérie Raguenel

Production Credits

Production : Grand Bazar

Director : Katia Lewkowicz

Chief Operator : Laurent Tangy

Editor : Thierry Hoss

Stylist : Sonia Philouze

Head Decorator : Clement Price-Thomas

Producer : Juliette Desmarescaux

DOP : Hugo Mérival

Production Coordinator : Léa Villain-Barachet

Sound Production : THE

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