The year 2022 has been merciless with the purchasing power of French women and men. According to INSEE figures, inflation reached 5.2% on average over the year as a whole. Some everyday products have seen their prices double, triple… and even be multiplied by 10.

Michel-Édouard Leclerc, chairman of the strategic committee of the eponymous supermarkets, had shared a rather pessimistic view of inflation for the coming year.

In the Journal du Dimanche, he explained that the price increases should continue at least until next summer. “As distributors, we know three to four months in advance how prices will evolve through our purchasing centers,” assured Michel-Edouard Leclerc.

To improve the purchasing power of consumers, the government has called on large retailers to offer an “anti-inflation basket” to their customers by March 1, 2023, and for three months.

Invited to the Europe 1 set, Olivia Grégoire, Minister Delegate in charge of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Trade, Crafts and Tourism, explained that it was a question of a “basket of a fifty or so everyday products that would meet the needs of a family with children”.

“I am keen that there are also quality products, fresh, organic products and that it is not only a low price basket, but a daily basket”, continues the former government spokesperson. .

If the government wishes the implementation of this device, nothing forces the brands to accept it. “The government cannot be too directive and must allow freedom otherwise we violate the rules on competition”, according to Dominique Schelcher, boss of the System U supermarkets.

This “anti-inflation basket” will therefore be made available to customers on a voluntary basis… In our slideshow below, discover the supermarkets where it is already planned, and those that the executive has invited to participate to the project.