Michel-Edouard Leclerc, President of the Leclerc Centers Strategic Committee, announced on Monday July 25 that some of the group’s stores could close
in certain time windows possibly to limit energy consumption this winter.
Shops may be closed during certain time slots […] We will have no qualms, we are fighting for our country“said Michel-Edouard Leclerc Information about France .
The industry has
took matters into their own hands and considers a number of scenarios
crisis to prepare for possible supply cuts next winter amid concerns of a complete disruption in Russian gas supplies to Europe.
An “Energy Crisis Protocol”
All in all, we should be able to guarantee French consumers […] not to have cuts that are too big, and when there are cuts, it’s primarily companies like ours that will adopt themhe pointed out.
Perifem, an association of distribution players and their suppliers dealing with technical issues (environment, safety, etc.), announced last Monday in a press release an agreement on a
Crisis Energy Protocol to be implemented on October 15.
This protocol, which envisages, for example, the deletion of illuminated signs at closing time and a reduction in the intensity of the lighting, was approved in particular by the managers of Auchan, Carrefour, Casino, Franprix, Intermarché, Leclerc and Picard.
This was announced by the Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, in an interview Sunday newspaper the forthcoming publication of two decrees banning neon signs between 1am and 6am except in train stations and airports open at night; and a ban on heated or air-conditioned shops keeping their doors open.