The president of the strategic committee of the E.Leclerc centers acknowledged that “everything will cost more” during the end-of-year celebrations, while France is experiencing a period of inflation. A Christmas at a discount? The president of the strategic committee of the E.Leclerc centers Michel-Edouard Leclerc, guest of BFMTV this Sunday, warned consumers that inflation will affect Christmas products, including certain flagship products, this year. “Everything will cost more (…), it will cost more to offer toys to his children”, he warned. “Some consumers will make arbitrations by eating first price pasta (….) for offer their child a beautiful toy”, he said. To justify this increase, the entrepreneur recalled that few toys are produced in France today and highlighted the rising costs of transport. A “sustainable inflation” “On the other hand, it is the role of the trader, we are not obliged to pass on everything”, he assured. “There are heaps of products where you will not take our margins”, he promised, referring in particular to chocolate and confectionery. Michel-Édouard Leclerc deplored more generally the development of a form of “poverty consumption patterns” in France due to inflation. According to the president of the strategic committee of the centers E.Leclerc, who evokes a “real lasting inflation”, the rise in prices will continue in France in the coming months, even over a year. “I don’t know until it will go,” he admitted.