Large specialized retail brands such as Decathlon, Ikea or Fnac-Darty will join the distribution actors’ protocol aimed at reducing the energy consumption of stores, the organization France Commerce announced on Monday July 25th.
“We’re pleased to see the mobilization of major retail brands in the face of this challenge of energy sobriety and reducing our electricity consumption.”said in a press release Jacques Creyssel, spokesman for France Commerce, which brings together grocery and non-food private labels.
The efforts of these brands linked to France Commerce (Boulanger, Electro Dépôt, Brico Dépôt, Castorama, Decathlon, Fnac-Darty, Ikea, Leroy Merlin) illustrate this “The responsible nature of [leur] Industry that has long been committed to reducing its environmental impact”.
“I welcome the announcements by the large specialist retailers (DIY store, household appliances, furniture, etc.) that they will reduce the power consumption of their branches”reacted Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition. “By mobilizing the big players in distribution, smaller brands will also be able to join this effort without fear of losing their appeal.”she added, recalling the target of reducing national energy consumption by 10% within two years.
An Energy “Sobriety Plan”
According to France Commerce, the protocol provides in particular for the deletion of luminous signs as soon as the store closes, reducing the light intensity inside before the public arrives and even if it is present during critical periods of consumption. , the decrease in the ambient temperature of the points of sale or even the interruption of air renewal during the night.
The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, said on July 14 that the state was preparing one “sobriety plan” Energy to deal with the risk of shortages related to the war in Ukraine, calls “Together back to a logic of sobriety”.
The Perifem association, which unites all distribution players, presented itself last week “joint and concrete actions”but announced on October 15 which experts are now being worked on to deal with it “Danger of blackouts announced by the government for this winter”.
The first actions were taken by E.Leclerc, Carrefour, Système U, Les Mousquetaires Intermarché, Auchan, Casino, Franprix, Monoprix, Lidl and even Picard, and Perifem said it hoped the protocol would work “fundamentally to all trade and distribution associations for the generalization of these measures”.