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Inflation: Bruno Le Maire puts pressure on manufacturers to lower food prices


DECRYPTION – While inflation reached 14% in supermarkets in February, the rise will continue, with an expected peak in June.

The government is once again stepping up to fight against the inexorable food inflation.

A few weeks after having imposed an “anti-inflation quarter” on the shelves of supermarkets, he draws a new measure.

Its objective: to advance the ebb of inflation by a few weeks.

For now, food prices continue their upward trajectory.

Inflation reached 14% in supermarkets in February.

The rise will continue, with a peak expected in June.

In a report published on Monday, the Banque de France predicts

“increased persistence”

of this inflation throughout the first half of the year,

“could be reinforced”

in the coming weeks.

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On March 1, manufacturers and distributors agreed on the prices they will apply for the coming year.

Their discussions resulted in a price increase of around 10%, which will gradually be reflected on the shelves by the start of the summer.

These annual negotiations are a…

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Source: lefigaro

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