Products do not arrive, and supermarkets will be out of stock at the weekend, says association


More than 70% of supermarkets in the regions most affected by the road blockages face supply problems, and until this Friday (4), consumers across the country may find it difficult to buy fruits and vegetables. This is what a survey by Abras (Brazilian Association of Supermarkets) indicates, released at a press conference this Tuesday afternoon (1st).

According to Marcio Mila, vice president of the association, even if the flow of vehicles is practically normalized, the blockades made by coup plotters on more than 300 Brazilian roads will lead to shortages within three days.

“For those who get their supplies at Ceasa, the products are not arriving, and the reflex is being immediate”, says Mila.

Meat, dairy and bakery products are also among those that suffer the most from blockages because they spoil along the way.

Abras outlined greater concern with São Paulo in a “delicate situation” with the coup acts. “There are still blockages at Castelo and Régis, which worries us”, says Mila.

“We are also concerned because consumer movements intensified in supermarkets this afternoon”, says the representative of Abras. Action can accelerate shortages.

Earlier, in a statement, the institution stated that its president, João Galassi, personally asked the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), for help to unblock roads across the country.

During the morning of this Tuesday, Apas (Associação Paulista de Supermercados) stated that it has guided its 4,500 associated supermarkets to anticipate logistics in relation to their stores and distribution centers, in view of the undemocratic acts observed on Brazilian roads, which contest the defeat. from current President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) in this year’s elections.

Questioned by Sheetthe two largest food retail groups in the country, Carrefour and Pão de Açúcar (GPA), claim that so far the problems are punctual.

Other regions where the association identified major supply problems in supermarkets are Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and the Federal District.

The Asserj (Association of Supermarkets of the State of Rio de Janeiro) says that the situation of stocks in supermarkets in the state of Rio de Janeiro is “regular”.

“The networks with greater storage and logistics capacity will normalize the chain around three days. But for smaller stores, it will take a little longer”, he says.

Despite the inconvenience, Abras discards price increases on products. “[Os itens] have already been negotiated and are on the way”, says Milan.

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