Paris, July 18, 2023 – Driven by a shared determination to provide innovative solutions at the best price to local regions, Les Mousquetaires Group, a major player in retail in France, and NW, the first French unicorn in energy transition and a major player in electric mobility in France, have entered into a partnership aiming to install high-power charging stations for electric vehicles at Les Mousquetaires stores (Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché, Bricorama, Brico Cash, Roady and Rapid Pare-Brise).
A partnership to boost purchasing power… As part of this partnership, Les Mousquetaires Group has joined forces with the NW Group to offer its customers high-power charging at the lowest price on the French market, i.e. €0.30/kWh.
…democratizing access to electric mobility. The partnership will install IECharge® charging stations across all French regions, focusing on rural and suburban areas, at the Group’s different brands (Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché, Bricorama, Brico Cash, Roady and Rapid Pare-Brise). This summer, this solution will be initially available in around a hundred points of sale, with the implementation of the first IECharge® stations on Mousquetaires parking lots estimated for 2024.
…highlighting French technological innovation. Rolled out within the Group’s brands, the IECharge® stations are connected to JBox® storage units and use the energy stored in the batteries to power the vehicles. Thanks to this system, the electrical grid is preserved, and no imbalance is created, even when several cars are simultaneously charging. This innovative process for electricity storage and electric mobility is patented worldwide.
This partnership for the rollout of the IECharge® solutions is a significant step that shows how committed NW and Les Mousquetaires Group are to improve the energy performance of points of sale.
‘Since its creation, Les Mousquetaires Group has strived to improve its price performance to be more competitive in all the regions where its brands have a presence. Affordability must be offered in both the products and the services we offer to our customers. The IECharge® solution is fully in line with this commitment and supports the energy transition efforts being made by the Group’ says Bruno Breyne, the Mousquetaires business manager in charge of Les Mousquetaires Group’s Energy Department.
‘Les Mousquetaires Group shares NW’s values: we are independent, and driven by a strong determination to provide high-quality and innovative solutions, at the best price, to as many people as possible and across all regions. I am proud of this partnership, which strengthens our mission to make the energy transition accessible to all’ says Jean-Christophe Kerdelhué, CEO and founder of NW.
About Les Mousquetaires Group
Created in 1969, Les Mousquetaires Group brings together more than 3,000 independent business managers as well as 150,000 employees serving the performance of almost 4,000 local points of sale in France, Belgium, Poland and Portugal. At the helm of their points of sale, the Mousquetaires business managers form a collective of entrepreneurs who are involved in the socio-economic fabric of their regions. The Group consists of the following brands – Intermarché, Netto (food); Bricomarché, Brico Cash and Bricorama (home improvement); Roady and Rapid Pare-Brise (mobility) – and has a food industry division with 56 plants, all located in France, an integrated logistics division, a real estate company and its own support services. A major player in retail, it had a turnover of €54.4bn, including gasoline, in 2022.
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