Noa Moussa 1:51 p.m., February 09, 2023

With high inflation, food products increased by around 13% over one year.

A situation that obviously weighs on the wallets of the French.

To deal with this, the government wants to set up an anti-inflation basket in supermarkets from March 1 for three months.

But the brands concerned do not seem to be following the schedule.

The Minister Delegate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Trade, Crafts and Tourism, Olivia Grégoire, wants distributors to adopt the anti-inflation basket from March 1, for a period of three months.

Originally, the idea was to offer a basket of around fifty quality food and non-food products at fixed prices in all supermarkets. 

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Only System U and Lidl follow the government

A project quickly fanned by Leclerc who did nothing to support it.

The Carrefour brand, for its part, recalls having already put in place anti-inflation measures from August 2022 and does not intend to put this basket on the shelves.

This Thursday morning, Auchan announces an anti-inflation plan but without a basket on the horizon.

For the moment, only System U and Lidl follow the government.

Even if in fact, System U has already put its anti-inflation basket on the shelves with 150 products.

Retailers invited to make efforts to limit price increases

This week, a little out of breath, the ministry of Olivia Grégoire gave new indications.

The project no longer consists of a discounted price basket, but an indicative list of products on which brands would be invited to make efforts to limit price increases.

The entry into force is scheduled for March 1, but this does not suggest a real anti-inflation effect.