Rising energy prices in our country are unsustainable for families and entrepreneurs. Families and companies are in danger of getting into serious trouble. The 21 Limburg Food Corners of Group Bruno will close at night from 3 October, from midnight to 5 o’clock in the morning. “This is unprecedented and above all unaffordable,” says Luca Bruno of Group Bruno.
“Energy prices are going through the roof and it is unsustainable to keep our Bruno Foodcorners open for 24 hours. In recent years we have invested heavily in solar panels and many pizza ovens run on electricity. That has saved us some time in the past period. But during the winter months there is less sun and therefore less green energy.But it is mainly the gas pizza ovens that have become unaffordable.In our shop in Genk-Noord, for example, we have had an additional energy cost of 50,000. That is 2.50 extra per pizza. For the next 3 months, the energy prices are multiplied by 10, so simply unaffordable. But also incomprehensible given the falling trend of gas prices on the international markets. It seems that the energy companies are only are on super profits. We close our Bruno Foodcorners with a lot of pain in our hearts.”
“Even during the corona crisis, they remained open provided that all regulations were strictly followed. We will of course also turn off the lights at night, every little bit helps. This also has major consequences for the staff. 40 full-time jobs will disappear in the coming months, but we are trying to find a solution for everyone. We hope for the introduction of temporary economic unemployment soon. The companies also urgently need financial measures and interventions to survive this severe crisis. It is above all a pity that every day we have our more than 25,000 customers have had to abandon a bit, but it’s no different.”
Group Bruno will close 21 Limburg Foodcorners from 3 October between midnight and 5 a.m. and on Sundays and public holidays until 6 a.m.
The closure measure will take effect on October 3, 2022 and will run until March 31, 2023 for the time being.
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