When several weeks of confinement and a break in some of the productive sectors are completed in Spain and the rest of Europe, specialized butcher, delicatessen, poultry and shellfish establishments are still open throughout Europe, to supply consumers with basic products. of your diet.
This has been confirmed by the International Confederation representing professionals working in these shops (CIBC), through a report on the situation of the sector during the Covid-19 crisis.
In all European countries, security measures for both workers and customers have been increased, respecting safety distances, placing limits on capacity in establishments or modifying opening hours to the public.
In Spain, even financial institutions, in order to facilitate payment, have increased the purchase limit with a card without a security code, from € 20 to € 50 to avoid having to touch the POS. At the same time, some European federations, as in Spain, consider it essential that workers from specialized companies that are facing the public have protective equipment, and thus they have sued the competent authorities.
Different support in the media
One of the aspects that all our colleagues without exception highlight is the disparate support that the traditional food shops are receiving from the media and the authorities compared to other distribution formats.
In Germany, for example, the retail trade is valued and an effort is made to maintain a local food chain. However, in countries such as France or Austria, the media ignore specialized trade in the face of mass distribution. Such is the case, that in the free country the traditional markets have been closed.
In Germany, for example, the retail trade is valued and an effort is made to maintain a local food chain. However, in countries such as France or Austria, the media ignore specialized trade in the face of mass distribution.
Source: Agricultural Market of Binéfar.