Reduced lighting, closed refrigerators … Large-scale distribution is adapting to energy sobriety

Reduced lighting, closed refrigerators … Large-scale distribution is adapting to energy sobriety

Reduced lighting, closed refrigerators … Large-scale distribution is adapting to energy sobriety

In the face of rising utility bills and government demands to reduce energy consumption, retailers are transforming their stores.

Large retailers are competing with tricks to meet the 10% reduction in their energy consumption, requested by the government. This was announced Wednesday by Michel-Edouard Leclerc, president of the strategic committee of the E. Leclerc centers BFM-TV a 30% reduction in the intensity of lighting in its stores and the turning off of the lights “as soon as the last customers are gone“The warming, which representsa large expense item“, Sara “reduced to the order of one degreeapproach 19 degrees. These arrangements will be put in placefrom next week»In all stores. The president of Leclerc agrees, they will also allow “lower the bill“.”The distributor who will best control their energy costs will be the most competitive»Adds Michel-Edouard Leclerc.

For his part, Dominique Schelcher, president of Système U, asks “take stock of the seriousness of the energy price situation in large-scale distribution“. To the microphone of Classic radio this Thursday, he conjuresworks“in its stores to be installed”a complete rangeaiming at respect for energetic sobriety. “The most important point concerns the change of the production of the cold with methods that consume less“, points out. Dominique Schelcher also adds that the “the refrigerators are closed“,”the temperature dropped by two degrees»And installation«photovoltaic panels»On the roofs of the infrastructures. “But this will not be enough to cope with the surge in prices“, He regrets.

The Carrefour group, meanwhile, has already replaced its conventional lighting with LEDs and “100% of [ses] shops have been equipped with them since August“. The group also indicates the”implementation of centralized energy management tools and remote controls of lighting intensity“. On the shelves, 90% of Carrefour supermarkets are equipped with closed doors on the cold units, to avoid energy losses.”eco-gestureshe is also taught to conserve teams, such as turning off oven ovens after the last firing or cooling establishments with outside air at night.

For Carrefour, a 20% reduction in consumption by 2024

We will accelerate our energy sobriety plan and aim for an energy reduction of more than 20% by 2024, of which 10% will be achieved in 2022“, Specifies Carrefour al Figaro. Alexandre Bompard, CEO of the group, adds that “given the size of our network of stores, our role within our sector, in contact with thousands of suppliers and millions of customers, we want to participate in the national effort and show that we can, together, adding small and large gestures, in business , but also at home, they make a difference“.

The Casino group has underlined its energetic commitment since 2007 with the creation of its subsidiary GreenYellow. Like its competitors, the organization has equipped its shops with LEDs and closed doors on cold storage. It has also entered into energy performance contracts to reduce its reference consumption by at least 20%. Since 2008, solar power plants have supplied 150 stores, out of 11,500 across France. The group reports that between 2015 and 2021 its electricity consumption in kWh / m² was reduced by 11%.

Finally, the Les Mousquetaires group (Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché, Bricorama) announces “fully commit to do everything possible, in the shortest possible time, to reduce the energy consumption of the points of sale of its brands“, Without specifying the measures.

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