“If the situation persists, it will force us to take temporary measures at the production level,” the company warned in a statement.
Grupo Gallo warned on Wednesday that if the suspension of road freight continued, the company would be “forced to temporarily suspend production activities at the different factories it owns in the country”, including its group headquarters in El Capio (Cordoba). ) , “due to the inability to handle the stock accumulated in the warehouse”.
As a source in the food group explained to Europa Press, this is due to “the impact of the protests that have affected the normal functioning of distribution channels since last week, following the call of the freight sector defence platform to prevent products from leaving our warehouses. quit”.
The company clarified that “since the protests began, Grupo Gallo has maintained normal activities at all factories and has restructured its logistics to be able to undertake the storage of pasta production”.
However, “after seven days of not being able to deliver the product, the warehouse is at maximum capacity, and if this persists, we will have to take temporary measures at the production level, which will be imminent at the factories”, including the El Carpio plant.
In light of this situation, Grupo Gallo warned that “if the current situation persists, there is a real risk of shortages at the point of sale in the short term”, highlighting “what is already happening on the shelves of major supermarket chains”.
Likewise, the company believes that “it is imperative that the agents concerned find immediate solutions to avoid a shortage of basic consumer goods such as pasta, flour and breadcrumbs in shopping baskets and in Spanish households”, produced by Grupo Gallo.
In this sense, the company called for the “responsibility of all parties involved” and called for “the construction of the necessary dialogue framework to reach an agreement that would allow a return to normalcy and avoid major consequences that would have a structural impact on industrial production activities”.