Supermarket chains Auchan and Monoprix have announced that their establishments will make room for certain traders forced to close by re-containment, while local elected officials and small shops denounce an injustice favoring large-scale distribution.
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From Monday, November 2, as a measure of solidarity, Auchan is making its physical platforms available to traders affected by the closure of their store,
" the French hypermarket giant announced on Saturday in a statement.
The group mainly intends to welcome booksellers.
Auchan offers to open spaces for them in its hypermarkets in which they would have the opportunity to continue their role of advice and taking orders and hand over the books ordered by their own customers,
” explains the group.
A storage area will also be offered to them
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Florists, shoemakers, booksellers ...
More broadly, it also intends to open its withdrawal counters to merchants who usually serve as deposits for parcels distributed by Mondial Relay messaging so that they can continue this specific activity.
The day before, it was the Monoprix chain, owned by the Casino group, which announced in our columns that it would welcome booksellers, florists, toy merchants and shoemakers in its stores.
Since we have the right to open, I consider that we have a duty to welcome traders who have an obligation to close
", declared the leader of Monoprix, Jean-Paul Mochet.