May 22, 2022

Leclerc temporarily sells fuel again at cost price

The operation will extend over the entire duration of the school holidays. The large distribution group Leclerc has decided to sell fuel at cost price every weekend from February 5 to March 6.

As reported Capital, Michel-Edouard Leclerc, president of the brand’s strategic committee, explained in a press release published on Tuesday 1is February, that “the prices of energy, food products and services continue to increase and weigh on the budget of the French”.

No tax reduction

“While many of them will also be traveling for their holidays, we have therefore decided to once again offer fuel at cost price to protect their purchasing power”, he argued to justify the launch of this new operation.

Already in October, the brand had launched a similar operation, before its competitors Carrefour and Casino followed suit.

Asked about the rise in fuel prices at the end of January by France info, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, ruled out a drop in taxes on diesel and gasoline. “I don’t think it’s the right solution, firstly because the French won’t see the color: for 10 cents of reduction, it costs 5 billion euros and that’s 5 euros less on the full », he explained.

Before specifying: “I don’t want to put specific leads on the table. The philosophy would be this: to help those who have no choice but to take their vehicle to go to work. »

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