The entire agrifood sector is left with stocks

While bakers are counting on L’Épiphanie to boost their activity and build up the cash flow for the coming year, restaurateurs are relying on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve meals to close it in beauty. Obviously, all this is now upset and neither Christmas nor the evening of December 31st will come to save an already catastrophic year.

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Especially since with closed restaurants, the entire agri-food sector will find itself deprived of valuable outlets. Both producers and processors.
At the Rungis market, fish and shellfish wholesalers sometimes achieve up to 30% of their turnover over these crucial fifteen days. This year, with very weak demand due to the limitation of family reunions and the closure of restaurants, volumes will collapse.

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The other victims will be those who produce festive dishes such as poultry houses (turkeys, capons, etc.), cheese makers and chocolate makers who achieve 30% of their annual turnover in just three weeks in the month of December alone.
Champagne, a true exporting industry, is already expecting a “delicate” end of the year. With the closure of palaces, restaurants, Christmas markets and borders, the General Union of Winegrowers (SGV) of Champagne is worried. And for good reason: in the months of November and December alone, the champagne sector manages to sell 90 million bottles in a normal year.

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Small champagne producers organize themselves to sell what can be sold by dint of canvassing, deliveries, online sales and to works councils in order to “limit breakage”.