After the self-tests negotiated at cost price in many brands including Système U and E. Leclerc, Intermarché announced this Thursday morning on Twitter to sell its FFP2 masks under the same conditions.
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At 0.23 euros per mask, the price is more than competitive.
By way of comparison Carrefour would sell it for 0.24 euros;
Leclerc 0.4 euro;
Auchan 0.5 euros and Franprix 0.75 euros, according to
They are most often sold in boxes of twenty or twenty-five.
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And the FFP2 are going like hotcakes at a time when the Covid-19 is panicking (more than 261,000 positive cases in the last twenty-four hours).
This Friday, these masks in the shape of "duckbills" are for example no longer available on the online catalogs of Carrefour and E. Leclerc.
They offer eight hours of protection, which is twice as much as surgical masks and better protect the wearer from external contamination.
It's great that supermarkets offer protective equipment at cost price.
What would be even better, it would be for it to do so in food, its core business
, ”commented to
Philippe Besset, president of the Federation of Pharmaceutical Unions of France (FSPF).
Stating that this is a leading product, a “
well-established marketing technique
”, the professional is confident about the level of production of FFP2 masks in France and in the rest of the world.
They are sold on average 0.4 euros in pharmacies.
Today sales are exploding but it is difficult to have figures in real time