After the wave, the tsunami. On the set of RMC / BFMTV, Michel-Edouard Leclerc, the president of the strategic committee of the eponymous group, assured that the galloping inflation which is grabbing the budget of French consumers was far from being temporary.
“The inflation that is brewing is double-digit inflation (…) So in the face of what is a wave of inflation and after the one that there has already been, we are heading for a tsunami”, he said. he lamented.
The boss of the E.Leclerc group denounced increases in anticipation and speculation, and sounded the alarm about an upcoming price explosion on the horizon of the Christmas holidays.
“There is a new round of negotiations that the law organizes, so we have tariff requests arriving in all the distribution groups and our collaborators at Leclerc tell me There is no request for an increase of less than 2 figures”, says Michel-Edouard Leclerc.
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The entrepreneur invited all buyers in distribution but also buyers in industry to “put themselves in combat mode to avoid hitting the French with an inflation wall”.
As the Huffington Post recalls, a report by the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF) published on November 6 revealed the significant price increase experienced by certain food products in one year, “with for example 60% for oils, 22% for flour, 20% for pasta and 16% for poultry”.