The economic situation in France is increasingly complex. With inflation, shortages and product recalls, the daily life of the French has completely changed. Fortunately, many supermarkets and major retailers are making efforts on their pricing in order to reduce the bill at checkout.
Inflation is currently breaking records, but it has not yet reached its peak according to the analysis of the National Institute of Statistics and Statistics (INSEE). Indeed, the latter expects inflation to exceed 7% next September. The daily life of the French is very upset. Going to supermarkets has become a concern for some, so purchasing power is declining. But many measures are being taken to help those whose possibilities are restricted so that they can continue to live fairly normally.
The government proposes various measures to control income for inflation. Thus, many social benefits benefit from re-evaluation. Pensions are revalued at 4% giving a total of 5% with last January’s increase. The minimum aging threshold, or ASPA, will also be increased. In addition, APL, RSA and others are also increased. The government does not forget the students, and is proposing an increase in grants from level 0 to 7. The €1 meals will not stop immediately and will be extended until at least the end of the year. So many aids are underway, including food vouchers, to better try to help the French during this difficult period.
Supermarkets are doing their best
Supermarkets also try to help their customers as much as possible. There are many offers, for example the necessities are cheaper. There are also supermarkets that use loyalty points to get more promotions. Some do not hesitate to cut their profit margins so that prices for the general public are lower. This was especially the case for school supplies.
In fact, laptops have increased due to the cost of raw materials. Paper pulp seems to be getting more expensive than it has been in the past forty years. Manufacturers don’t have much choice but to make their products more expensive. But there are plenty of ways to lower your running score. For example, buy the best budget brands.
The savings that can be achieved with the highest budget
The price difference between the branded product and the supermarket branded product is undeniable. Here are some concrete examples. For sandwich bread, between HARRY’S and Carrefour, 9 cents saved. For a dishwashing product between Paic and Carrefour, the difference is already 1.09 euros. A difference of 92 cents between Tropicana and Carrefour. About 1.16 euros between Carrefour and Lay’s. Enough to tip the scales in favor of the supermarket brand.
Save 20 cents for Signal and Carrefour toothpaste. For olive oil, the difference is staggering, €2.50 between Puget and Carrefour. The pasta also has a big difference in prices, 40 cents between Panzani and Carrefour. Toilet paper at the same time 60 cents difference in Lotus and Carrefour. For the little Swiss, it’s 25 cents between Gervais and Carrefour. And lastly, the difference but not least the apple compote. The latter saves 2.32 euros if you take the Carrefour brand instead of Andros.
All these savings are achievable if one takes mass market brands instead of more expensive brands. This can make a big difference to your receipt.