Rising prices, rarity, even risk of shortage of certain everyday products have become commonplace in France. Consumers are already seeing supermarket shelves become thinner and some references are almost impossible to find. Even if they manage to find some, the prices have gone up to almost 50% compared to 2021.
Unfortunately, this phenomenon will persist since the supermarkets themselves have issued alerts. The French are going to have even more trouble find daily consumables. Here are the 4 products that will be in small quantities on the shelves. Get ready, the price of these references will go up.
The agro-food sector is the one that has seen a sharp increase prices in recent months in supermarkets. Among the first products to see a price increase, sunflower oil has been the rarest in recent months.
This raw material is increasingly difficult to find. Unfortunately, this has forced companies to use other types of vegetable oils as a substitute. They are then obliged to modify the recipes as well as product labeling in supermarkets.
According to Reuters, these everyday products are likely to run out by the end of 2022. If France cannot find a country for export, stocks will run out. Before reaching this stage, the French will see grain prices go up. This will be the case for corn, millet, rye, but also salt, sugar, and even meat.
According to Alliance Coop, the risks of exhaustion could affect other food products. This period is a good time to start planning the cultivation of tomatoes for processing. Unfortunately, there is a great risk that producers prefer to grow other products.
Certain products such as sunflower, maize, soybeans and sorghum are now selling at a high price. Since at the moment these products come from outside, French growers would like to take an interest in their productions. Alliance Coop warns that the risk of a radical change in production choices is real.
Several companies have stopped the production of sparkling water due to the absence of CO2. All companies that produce sparkling water and soft drinks encounter this problem in their production.
CO2 stocks are likely to run out soon. And this, in particular if the shortage due to gas price hike persists. The problem affects other food production companies that use carbon dioxide. This will have repercussions in supermarkets.
fish in the supermarket
The rise in the price of fuel is putting the fishing sector in difficulty. fishing boats had to stop their activity since weeks. Water crisis and drought add to the list of problems.
The high temperature prevented the proper exchange of water which caused the death of the molluscs. As a result, the production of clams and mussels has declined and the price of these products has increased.
In a few weeks, the French will see the drop in the quantity of fish in supermarkets and fishmongers. There will be a sharp price increase even with chilled fish.
According to experts, there is a possibility that fishing boats will not resume until mid-September. By the time it gets to that point, consumers will have hard to find fish costs.
🇬🇧🐟FLASH – France has consumed all fish and seafood from its waters for this year. All hexagonal consumption will be imported from this Monday. (Release)
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Shortage at the supermarket: the worst is yet to come?
According to the National Confederation of Direct Farmers, farmers are beginning to ration feed for animals. This is largely due to the explosion of costs and the crisis of food supply who come from abroad.
Farmers are forced to find substitutes to avoid buying expensive products. We must consider the risk that breeders can no longer guarantee cattle feed.
Furthermore, many supermarkets have noticed that the French start shopping to get supplies. Large retailers such as the Coop have even been forced to limit purchases per household.
The latter tell these customers that for the moment, there is no risk linked to the lack of products. The Coop has nevertheless decided to limit to four coins per membership card for everyday consumer products.
Energy is another serious issue in the food sector. The Confederation explains that companies in this sector need huge amounts of energy. And this, to ensure production processesprocessing and preservation of products.
Machines also need energy such as electricity to operate. However, the rise in the price of electricity is at a very high level.