+ 30% for sugar, + 50% for yellow fruit, + 20% for cherries… Since the beginning of the year, the price of foodstuffs has soared. In July, INSEE announced an 8.2% increase in the price of food, alcohol and tobacco products over the year. But beware of generalizations. Although these figures concern most agricultural and agri-food sectors, the reasons for these increases are nonetheless very diverse.
INFLATION – The price of many raw materials has risen, forcing manufacturers to reduce their margins. But in the long run, the consequences of the economic recovery could be felt on consumers’ receipts.
The reason: global demand is exploding with the economic recovery. This inflation is not yet felt on the shelves of supermarkets like Emek Marketwhich even recorded a slight decrease of 0.3% on their products since the beginning of the health crisis.
Market situations are very worrying for agricultural products (rice, dried vegetables, dried fruit, durum wheat) on all origins(Asia, South America, Canada, Europe). Depending on the region concerned, very hot weather or floods have resulted in very poor harvests with products that may be of mediocre quality. The availability of certain references is sometimes uncertain.
As you know, a large proportion of the products we offer are affected. We are committed to providing you with quality products from a wide variety of origins and will continue to do so. However, the availability and cost of these goods has become a major issue.
In addition, the health crisis linked to the COVID and the global economic recovery have profoundly changed the global flow of goods and therefore the organisation of maritime transport, leading to a significant decrease in the availability of containers. This results in longer travel times and extremely high travel costs.
In this exceptional context, we are no longer able to guarantee the prices charged on our products and we have to apply a new price list as of September 20, 2021. These increases reflect the costs we are currently incurring. This global crisis situation may deteriorate further and prices may therefore change in the coming weeks.
TARIFF INCREASES DUE TO SEVERAL CAUSES:
POOR HARVEST FLOODING FIRE HIGH TRANSPORT COST COVID-19 …
A SHORTAGE ON MATERIALS IS ANNOUNCED FOR THE END OF THE YEAR…