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Coronavirus: supermarkets reassure their supply "if everyone remains reasonable"


During containment last spring, after the rush of customers on certain products, there were stockouts. Before the anno

During the containment in the spring, many people had rushed for the packages of paste or toilet paper ...

This time to avoid such a phenomenon and even before the announcement of the new restrictions that will be announced by the government, the brands prefer to anticipate by wanting to be reassuring.

"We will find everything you need without difficulty in the coming weeks" if "everyone remains reasonable," says Jacques Creyssel, the boss of the Federation of Commerce and Distribution (FCD).

According to him, distributors have prepared for all scenarios, from the extension of the nighttime curfew to the hypothesis of partial or total re-containment.

“Unfortunately, we have the experience of containment in March, we can clearly see the products that are the subject of high demand.

But the stores will remain open, there will be enough products and therefore no worries for customers and consumers.

There is no need to stock up, ”he adds, while acknowledging that the demand for certain products is already strong.

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"We have a little bit of experience, we saw what preceded the confinement of March, it taught us a certain number of things as well as upstream, to manufacturers", continues Thierry Desouches, carrier. Comment from Système U. “Since the release of containment, we have stocks slightly higher than they normally are for products that are said to be


, such as pasta or canned vegetables.


There remains a question for distributors: "Today, the curfew at 9 p.m. leads to the closure of food stores" at normal times but "if it were brought forward, it would be necessary to know whether this leads to closing earlier", explains Jacques Creyssel who could then ask for authorization to open on Sundays "to spread out as much as possible the arrival of customers so that sanitary conditions are respected.




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Source: leparis

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