For Jacques Creyssel, the general delegate of the Federation of Commerce and Distribution, the freezing of the prices of certain products is a measure “out of time”.
To protect the purchasing power of the French, Jean-Luc Mélenchon wants to block the price of certain basic necessities. Concretely, the leader of Nupes, who came third in the first round of the presidential election, wants their price to be decided by the government and the producers. The State would then take on the role of retail chains which negotiate prices with producers each year.
“I’m not a big supporter of Soviet policies on the economy. Quite frankly, it’s completely absurd”, reacts on our antenna Jacques Creyssel, general delegate of the Federation of Commerce and Distribution (FCD).
A measure “out of time”
“We have rising costs and some want us not to reflect this increase in the selling price, as is the case today. So on these products, who will pay the difference? The state? If it is the state that pays it, then we enter an administered system. And how are we going to decide which product is blocked?”, he wonders, invited this Monday from the Grand Journal de l ‘Eco.
To limit breakage, retail chains could consider catching up on other products. Here again, this proposal is not satisfactory for Jacques Creyssel.
“We are going to consider that we must block the price of the package of pasta but that we are going to increase that of the oil… In the name of what?”, Regrets the general delegate of the FCD. According to him, “putting in place mechanisms in which the market is completely suppressed” is “out of time”.