Faced with the consequences for businesses of Storm Ciaran on the night of 1er as of November 2, the Breton Association of Agro-Food Companies (ABEA, 200 members) asks distributors “to approach the situation with understanding and common sense regarding suppliers who would have difficulty supplying in quantity or within the deadlines initially allocated, and to be in a constructive approach to find the best solutions”.
Call to insurers and public authorities
ABEA also calls on the insurance world and public authorities to be particularly present alongside economic players who have suffered from the storm. “We must not hesitate to report the difficulties. I thank all the employees and the intervention services mobilized in the face of this storm. Once again, companies throughout Breton are hard at work to carry out their mission to feed each and everyone. We would particularly like to thank all the actors in the agricultural and agri-food sector mobilized to find solutions”, declared Rémi Cristoforetti, general director of the Coopérative le Gouessant and president of ABEA.
Hénaff, Savéol, Cooperl: damage to businesses
Several companies communicated on social networks like the Hénaff group in Pouldreuzic. The SME has seen roofs blown off, and is still experiencing power and telecommunications outages. For Savéol, a tomato and strawberry production cooperative in Plougastel-Daoulas, where the President of the Republic visited on November 3, it was the greenhouse windows that exploded. In Côtes-d’Armor, Cooperl has noted difficulties in supplying pigs due to traffic restrictions and difficult conditions on certain roads.