ON THE JDD
"We are there, the future has become the present". In a column published in the Journal du dimanche , François Asselin, president of the Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CPME), discusses the generalization of hypers without cashiers and warns: "The first losers will be consumers."
To trade, "a human relationship"
This position comes after the opening of a Casino hypermarket on a Sunday at the end of August, in Angers, without any teller being mobilized. "The goal, bypassing the regulation on Sunday opening and the hazards of employee employment, is to cope with the Internet, which knows neither the day nor the night, by widening the access time window. at the store ", explains François Asselin. He warns: "If this initiative were to become widespread, it would be a tsunami for the cashiers' job."
"Is the technological bidding really the solution?", He wonders again. "Trading is not just about trading goods, it's about building a trusting human relationship."