Second-hand products are coming to supermarkets

SURVEY – Inflation and shortages are driving a growing market. Signs with stores are doing it with voluntarism.

The sale of second-hand products is no longer the prerogative of Boncoin, Vinted or Back Market. The good old signs with stores, previously dedicated entirely to the sale of new products, are gradually opening their shelves to second-hand products. Telephony, then clothing, were the first sectors to take the measure of this shock wave that is the rise of the second hand, and to react. Now, almost all sectors are working on it. “We have the intuition that the second hand has the same potential as e-commerce twenty years ago”, explains Daniel Broche, the CSR director of United.b, the parent company of Boulanger and Electro Dépôt, which recently acquired a stake in the refurbisher Recommerce. “At the time, some distributors let pure players develop without reacting, believing that e-commerce was not their job, and that they weren’t targeting the same customers. It was a big mistake. If we want to keep our leadership, we…

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