Specialized brands will imitate supermarkets to reduce their energy consumption

Specialized brands will imitate supermarkets to reduce their energy consumption

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The main specialized distribution brands, such as Decathlon, Ikea or Fnac-Darty, will join the protocol of distribution actors that aims to reduce the energy consumption of stores, the France Commerce organization announced on Monday, July 25.

“We are delighted with the mobilization of the big retail brands, in the face of this challenge of energy sobriety and reduction of our electricity consumption”Jacques Creyssel, a spokesman for France Commerce, which brings together food and non-food commercial brands, said in a press release.

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The efforts of these France Commerce affiliated brands (Boulanger, Electro Dépôt, Brico Dépôt, Castorama, Decathlon, Fnac-Darty, Ikea, Leroy Merlin) illustrate “The responsible nature of [leur] sector, which has long been committed to reducing its environmental impact”.

“I celebrate the announcements of large specialized stores (DIY, electrical appliances, furniture, etc.) to reduce the electricity consumption of their establishments”reacted Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister of Energy Transition. “By mobilizing, the major distribution players will also allow smaller brands to join these efforts without fear of losing appeal”he added, recalling the goal of a 10% reduction in national energy consumption in two years.

An energetic “sobriety plan”

According to France Commerce, the protocol notably provides for the extinction of illuminated signs as soon as the store closes, the reduction of light intensity inside before the arrival of the public and even when it is present during critical consumption periods. , the fall. in the ambient temperature of the points of sale or even the interruption of the renewal of the air during the night.

The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, explained on July 14 that the State was preparing a “sobriety plan” energy to deal with the risk of shortages linked to the war in Ukraine, calling for “return collectively to a logic of sobriety”.

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Last week, the Perifem federation, which brings together all distribution players, presented “common and concrete measures”announced since October 15 but in which professionals are now working, to face the “risk of power outage announced by the government for this winter”.

The first steps have been taken by E.Leclerc, Carrefour, Système U, Les Mousquetaires Intermarché, Auchan, Casino, Franprix, Monoprix, Lidl and even Picard, and Perifem said he hoped the protocol would work. “basic to all trade and distribution federations for the generalization of these measures”.

The world with AFP

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