The second vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz and the head of Agriculture, Luis Planas, look favorably on the agreement reached in France between the Emmanuel Macron executive and large retailers, whereby each supermarket offers its customers a basket of products basic products at reduced prices, under a common logo with the French flag and the ‘anti-inflation quarter’ label. Each establishment will have the freedom to establish its own list and set the price. The measure will be in force until next June. In addition, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has pointed out that his department will publish the margin figures for farmers and distributors. All of the above is viewed favorably by the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, who has powers in the matter, and the Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz. They also do not look badly at the Carrefour France ad
They also do not look badly at the announcement by Carrefour France, which it will propose to its customers. It is about putting an end to a concern shared by the rest of the European partners: the sharp rise in the price of food which, in France, was 14.5 % in February compared to the same month of the previous year. It should be remembered that, in Spain, it reached 15.4% in January (the most recent month with complete data). In this context, given the discreet results that the VAT reduction on products such as vegetables, eggs, milk and cheese is reaping, what happened in France has aroused the support of Díaz y Planas, although with nuances.
The Second Vice President and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, believes that what happened beyond the Pyrenees is feasible in Spain. “Since last summer I have been pointing out not only that this was possible but that it is essential”, she has defended herself in statements to the media during an act in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). In this sense, she has registered that she has been demanding a decision in this line for months and has maintained that offering “one of the products, whatever, with a limited price” is something absolutely “legal”.
In addition, in line with the requests of consumer organizations such as FAcua, he recalled that article 13 of the Retail Trade Law opens the door to fixing prices or marketing margins of certain products under circumstances assessed as if they were It deals with basic necessity products or they are produced under a monopoly regime or through administrative concession.
Planas: the distribution sector is “mature and competitive”
On this occasion, Díaz has coincided with the Minister of Agriculture Luis Planas with whom he maintained notable differences and publishes regarding the former’s proposal to cap the price of food. In this regard, he has indicated that the French government is now proposing “similar” anti-inflation measures to those already taken by the Spanish Executive in December. They are measures that seek a “balance in the chain” and the “containment” of consumer prices.
They are measures that seek a “balance in the chain” and the “containment” of consumer prices, added the minister who asked about the Carrefour announcement in France believes that the Spanish distribution sector is “mature and competitive” and ” is in a position to carry out similar initiatives” to the one carried out in France.