VIDEO. “If there are power outages next winter, it will be the companies who will take care of it first,” says Michel-Edouard Leclerc
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According to Michel-Edouard Leclerc, the stores of the same name have a “crisis scenario” in the event of an energy shortage this winter.
“If there are blackouts next winter, I assure you they will be the first companies like ours to adopt them.”promised on Monday 25 July to franceinfo the chairman of the board of Leclerc supermarkets, Michel-Edouard Leclerc. “We have a crisis scenario, that’s a scenario where the Russians turn off the gas where the Germans need a helping hand.”he explained.
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“We’re just thinking about it. What I want to send as a message is that the pros have taken the files in their handsadded Michel-Edouard Leclerc. All in all, we should be able to guarantee French consumers and French users that they won’t have excessive bills. In the event of a lack of energy “We can close shops at certain times and then we don’t have any concerns because we are fighting for our country”.
Michel-Edouard Leclerc also pointed out one “sobriety obligation” in turn : “It wouldn’t be honest to ask consumers to be sober if we didn’t set an example as a company.” Leclerc CEO explains: “We will make sure the refrigerator doors are closed to not bake bread if the regulator tells us there is a spike in usage.”
According to him, the electricity bill for a Leclerc center is now 450,000 euros a month, compared to 240,000 before the inflation surge.
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