Leclerc stores may temporarily close this winter to conserve energy

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In the event of an imminent blackout this winter, we could “close shops at certain times”, assured this Monday, July 25, the President of the Strategic Committee of E. Leclerc shops, Michel-Édouard Leclerc, on France Info.

“We may close shops at certain times,” Michel-Édouard Leclerc said on France Info’s airwaves on Monday morning about the possible problems related to peaks in energy consumption in France next winter. “We will not have a mood, we are fighting for our country,” said the leader.

“For this winter, with the risk of blackouts, it would not be honest to ask the consumer to be sober if we ourselves are not exemplary,” he had previously suspended. “We will make sure that the doors of the refrigerators are closed, we will not run the bread ovens at peak times, these will be very concrete measures”, he explained, recalling that this will also be done in the interests of the dealers, “because the electricity bill is paid by us”.

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“The professionals have taken the file in hand and together we should be able to guarantee French consumers and users that they will not have to accept major cuts,” he hopes.

Turn off illuminated signs

Last week, the Perifem association, which brings together all distribution actors (including E.Leclerc) to act on energy or environmental issues, defined “common and concrete actions” to deal with the “risk of electricity shortages” announced by the became government for this winter”.

These measures, announced from October 15, on which professionals are now working, according to Michel-Édouard Leclerc, envisage in particular the extinction of luminous signs as soon as the shops close, the reduction in lighting or even a reduction in temperature this autumn and store at 17°C this winter in case of an official request.

President Emmanuel Macron declared on July 14 that the state was preparing an “energy sobriety plan” to manage the risk of shortages related to the war in Ukraine and called for “returning to a logic of sobriety together”.

These first measures had been taken by E.Leclerc, Carrefour, Système U, Les Mousquetaires Intermarché, Auchan, Casino, Franprix, Monoprix, Lidl or even Picard, and Perifem said it hoped the protocol “will serve as a basis for all associations.” would trade and distribution for the generalization of these measures”.

Kaddouri Ismail

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