“Michel-Edouard Leclerc does not rule out closing his shopping centers in the event of a lack of energy! » Editorial by Charles SANNAT – Insolentiae

My dear impertinents, dear impertinents,

Michel-Edouard Leclerc does not rule out occasional store closures to save energy

“In the event that Russia stops gas supplies, Michel-Edouard Leclerc is considering several crisis scenarios. He doesn’t rule out closing his stores “during certain time slots” to limit energy consumption this winter.

Michel-Edouard Leclerc, Chairman of the Leclerc Centers Strategic Committee, announced on Monday 25 July that some of the group’s stores could close during specific time slots if necessary in order to limit energy consumption this winter.

Shops may be closed during certain time slots […] We will not be whimsical, we fight for our country, explained Michel-Edouard Leclerc on Franceinfo.

The sector has taken matters into its own hands, considering a range of crisis scenarios 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, they are primarily adopted by companies like ours, he stressed.

Perifem, an association of distribution players and their suppliers dealing with technical issues (environment, security, etc.), announced last Monday in a press release an agreement on an energy crisis 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.

The Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, in an interview with the Sunday newspaper, announced the forthcoming publication of two decrees banning neon signs between 1am and 6am, except in train stations and airports open at night, and the ban on heated or air-conditioned shops ‘to keep their doors open’.

The talk of the signs going out and the doors closing!

Of course, the doors of air-conditioned or heated shops must be closed. It’s common sense.

Of course, turning off neon signs after midnight isn’t a bad idea either.

But to believe from then on that these shovels will allow France to win the war against Russia is frankly worthy of the 7th Company and Chef Chaudard!

Closing the doors will never compensate for even a tenth of the consumption of the air conditioning or heating in question! Nothing more than turning off the shop lights will save the planet, and even less Germany, from the lack of Russian gas!

No, the important thing about this information is that your Leclerc center may be closed!

yes closed

It’s no longer a lack of mustard or oil, it’s the whole mall closing down.

Foresight has a bright future ahead!

A few weeks ago I shared with you the series Collapse, the first episode of which begins in a supermarket where the electricity is turned off.


It all starts here and it’s no coincidence.

Food, the quintessential need, is also the weak link in our sophisticated and efficient system.

Without energy there is no production or transport or delivery.

Let’s not be naive or fearful.

If the Leclerc centers have to turn off the lights and keep their stores closed, it’s going to be one hell of a mess because obviously the others are going to do the same.

Without energy there is no supply chain.

We therefore do not have to prepare for the end of the world, but for the moment for the most likely risk of “breaks” in normality and “cuts” in our daily lives.

To prepare means to plan without panic and without fear. Foresight is a very beautiful idea, a very beautiful concept that has enabled humanity to prepare for tomorrow since the dawn of time. In our world of assisted living, where everything falls to us ready-made, including the meal prepared and delivered by an Uber Eats right up to the 15th floor of a tower, foresight is an idea that hasn’t just been forgotten , but also, worse, an idea that is widely scoffed at today.

Are you planning? So you are pessimistic at best, paranoid at worst with conspiratorial tendencies!

Your stash of ravioli (which is a parable to talk about what everyone needs depending on their situation) will allow you to avoid going to a Leclerc center on the rare days it’s open in the general rush hurry Your stash of ravioli allows you to balance the whims over time and upgrade the ordinary.

You can go further by doing like Leclerc and creating your energy contingency plan to, in turn, offset any cuts and disruptions. The file is online for subscribers in your readers’ areas here. If you want to register, you can find all the information here.

I don’t know anyone who complains about taking too many precautions.

Plan ahead, be resilient!

I wish you happy holidays, finally to those who, like me, are lucky enough to be able to go. I wish those who return in August to take care of the house a good return. I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for your daily interest, for your comments, for your support and for your always friendly and benevolent messages. Thanks to each of you. I’ll meet you at the beginning of the school year and of course before if the news calls for it. Finally, thank you for your precious support, repeated year after year, that makes this adventure possible. It is your commitment that makes my independence possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It’s already too late, but all is not lost.

Prepare yourself!


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