According to a study by Fevia, the federation of the Belgian food industry, 4 out of 10 companies indicate that they could temporarily suspend or reduce their production in the coming weeks. Why ? Because, for the moment, they are producing at a loss.
“In question, the explosion of costs at four levels: raw materials, energy, packaging (cardboard, aluminum, plastic) and transport”, summarizes Nicholas Courant, spokesperson for Fevia. “The war in Ukraine accentuates a situation that was already difficult due to the coronavirus pandemic. »
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