Several major retailers are taking action to reduce their energy consumption

Major retailers want to reduce their energy consumption. The brands Auchan, Carrefour, Casino, E.Leclerc, Franprix, Les Mousquetaires Intermarché, Lidl, Monoprix, Netto, Picard and Système U have agreed on an “energy efficiency” plan, they announced in a press release released on Monday. July 18 was published. reports Huffpost. Deployed in the fall of 2023, from October 15 to be precise, this plan includes measures ranging from extinguishing illuminated signs as soon as stores close to reducing lighting. Objective: to reduce the energy consumption of the stores of the main retail chains.

This one “common and concrete measures” are defined by the Perifem Federation, whose mission is to operate “engage all distribution players to create a more responsible commercial ecosystem”we can read on her website.

More concrete, the neon signs of the stores of the concerned giants will be extinguished as soon as they closeand no longer an hour later as is now the case. Lighting in areas intended for sale is halved before the shops open and 30% during the “critical consumption periods”. Air exchange is also interrupted at nightdescribes the press release.

“The time has come for energy sobriety. This will profoundly change our consumption habits.”

Thierry Cotillard, President of the Perifem Federation

This “sobriety plan” of the big brands reflects the announcements of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, recalls the Huffpost.

The distribution giants are only adapting to a situation that is now critical for them too. According to the Perifem Federation, it is actually “essential to reduce energy bills and mobilize together to avoid too great an impact on consumer prices”. Especially since the Élan law will oblige store brands to reduce their energy consumption by 40% by 2030.

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