Bakeries ask the Government for help to solve their “delicate situation”


The Spanish Confederation of Bakery, Pastry, Pastry and Related (Ceoppan) has asked the Government this Wednesday for a crash plan to alleviate the “delicate situation” that the traditional and artisanal bakery is going through in Spain, as announced in a note. The Confederation has requested to be considered essential and intensive sector in energy consumption and that it be included in all existing mitigation measures.

Specifically, some representatives of the sector have transmitted to the Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, Fernando Mirandaand the general director of the Food Industry, Jose Miguel Herreroa battery of measures to try to mitigate the current situation, which has been impacted by the excessive costs that cannot be passed on to the final consumer, the decrease in consumption and the uncertainty about the evolution of the crisis.

The representatives of the bakery sector have also pointed out among the causes of their complicated situation the Difficulty finding qualified workersThe problems of business successionas well as the definitive closure of bakeries greater than 5% in the last year, which has resulted in shortages, not only of bread, in the rural area.

Battery of proposals

During the meeting, the bakery sector explained to the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture what were the reasons for calling the power outage last Friday at the national level. In this way, Ceoppan has presented a battery of proposals in this shock plan that demand that the Government in which it appears be considered as a essential and energy-intensive sectoras well as include it in all existing mitigation measures.

It also calls for mitigation measures to be implemented to micro, small and medium enterprises of essential sectors, including bread in the catalog of occupations that are difficult to cover, reducing the barriers to the importation of raw materials and not adopt interventionist price measures.

Regarding the pstrategic proposalsthe confederation calls for support for the bakery as a neighborhood business and thus boost consumption in emptied Spain, for campaigns to promote bread and the creation of the ‘Best Bread in Spain’ category in the Spanish Food Awards, and their inclusion in state banquets.

Ceoppan has reiterated the importance of revising the Regulations Law on Packaging and Packaging Wasteso that the continuity of the Ecoembes-Ceoppan agreement is not jeopardized and that greater support is provided for Vocational Training in the sector.


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