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Selling mask : almost 100 million euros of turnover for large distribution

This is a box full for the large-scale distribution. Authorized to sell the masks from the 4 may, it achieved a turnover of 94 millions euros in just three weeks.

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Although the French are to be equipped even before the lifting of the containment, as 36% had a the beginning of may, they are massively made in their stores of big distribution to obtain one. Thus, from the 4th to the 24th of may, the masks, surgical or fabric, have represented 16% of the growth of consumer products and even 22%, for the first week, details the firm Nielsen.

The large distribution achieved 94 million euros of turnover with the sale of masks. Nielsen

In detail, 32 million euros of turnover has been made in the first week, 36 the second and 26 the third. Within the large-scale distribution, 57% of sales were made by supermarkets, while these account for 37% of the turnover of the consumer, says Nielsen.

Accusations of "stocks hidden"

the announcement of the sale of masks by the large-scale distribution had been followed by a controversy, being accused of having formed a "stocks hidden". Upon the authorization of sales, the large distribution announced significant quantities of masks available in their shelves arousing the indignation of the health professionals many of which have failed of protective equipment in the early days of the health crisis. "Where were these masks when our doctors, our nurses, our pharmacists, our surgeons, our masseurs-physiotherapists, our pedicures-chiropodists, our midwives, but also all of our personal in direct contact with the disease, trembled and fell every morning?", if they were outraged, describing the major signs of "the war profiteers".

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Alexandre Bompard, CEO of Carrefour, had, for example, announced on BFM TV that his group would "225 million surgical masks and fabric", while "the 170 million face masks and three-ply" were secured in Leclerc as of April 30. Of the volumes that have been able to suggest that the large distribution was made up of stocks, sleeping in their warehouses until they can be sold.

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Nothing serra as before. LOL, it is worse.

Arnaud45le 29/05/2020 23:38

And then ? It must not be confused with turnover and profit. We would like to be a little more serious in the treatment of the subjects...

ArtCelticle 29/05/2020 23:01

Where are the 10,000 respirators promised by Macron on 22 march ? have they been stored in the large-scale distribution, to be put on the market later, or was this a promise is bogus from the small banker ????

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