Every week brings its share of problems and for two years it doesn’t stop. fresh out of health crisis war breaks out in Ukraine. Last week, a carrier strike resulted in the closure of two stores. Lidl in Spain. Never seen! Our Belgian neighbors are having a hard time stocking up, forcing stores to take certain measures…
🇺🇦 Ukraine – EU agriculture ministers met on Monday to discuss the consequences of the war in Ukraine on the agricultural market. Some fear a global food crisis. MEP details @BenoitBiteau pic.twitter.com/70S6KUYKFQ
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War in Ukraine: supply problems in Europe
Three weeks after the start of the war in Ukraine, the Maghreb countries are already facing shortages of certain food products. The authorities of each country are taking measures to try to mitigate the effects of this crisis. https://t.co/4ZzQxXH5Y3
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On the Belgian side, the situation is getting more and more complicated on the shelves. For example, last week, Colruyt, which is the largest supermarket chain in the country, was the first to share the bad news. In fact, the brand is obliged to put limits on the sale of certain items. Consumers are limited in the quantities purchased. They can no longer buy more than two bottles of oil and two bags of flour per customer.
The sign still tries to be soothing to avoid panic among its population. In fact, he explains that there is no shortage (yet), but notices that the customers’ consumption has changed and she is not “more normal”, according to information from the Belgian agency. The Belgian company is not the only one that has announced these measures. Indeed, Lidl it had also declared limits on the purchase of oil, canned vegetables and also toilet paper.
The same on the side ofAldi, the store also has demand its distributors to limit quantities per customer. For example, consumers cannot purchase more than three pieces of oil, wheat flour, or bread mix on one receipt. The information will be disseminated to customers with large posters placed on the walls of the stores.
I think we seriously underestimated the risks of a war-related food crisis in Ukraine, in Africa, but also in Europe. It seems urgent to take preventive measures to limit inflation and shortages. https://t.co/cnYXGDwlS6
— Francois Gemenne (@Gemenne) March 17, 2022
When Emmanuel Macron speak war two years ago, here we are! “Currently, our supplier is able to keep up with production but, due to the sudden increase in sales of these products, the supply chain unfortunately cannot keep up”she explains.
Monday, March 21, 2022 The rise in the price of livestock feed, energy and the scarcity of raw materials will continue to raise the price of meat and will make the Socopa slaughterhouse in Cherré-Au (Sarthe) consider another year of … https://t.co/YzqykT9ORC
— Information from Sarthe (@SartheInfo) March 21, 2022
Customers no longer consume in the same way
The Belgian agency explained that the signal Carrefour analyzed” the store-to-store situation. The situation has evolved. Thanks to the messages they collected, several consumers changed their behavior and we noticed an increase in demand for certain products.” Thus, each store manager can implement their own measures. In fact, we do not all consume in the same way everywhere in France.
—Charlotte Bahuon (@ChaBahuon) March 19, 2022
For example, in Gijón, in northwestern Spain, German distributors Lidl announced last week the total closure of two stores, because they do not have enough products to put in the Ray for your client. This due to transport strikes. But, this is not the only reason that scares companies. In fact, the war in Ukraine is likely to make supplies even more difficult, and this, throughout Europe. Some specialists even speak of a food crisis in twelve to eighteen months. An unprecedented and unimaginable situation long ago. Where is the world headed to?
war on #Ukraine : fears about #fertilizerproduction #cereals, #oily… also fear for #food in certain countries: #pain #Petroleum… Keep reading @ReussirDepeche : https://t.co/w9bSmX1gDI @Agri_Gov @J_Denormandie @FranceAgriMerFR @intercereals @ANMF_MeunerieFr
– The Office (@ReussirDepeche) March 14, 2022