The farmers’ protests continue, with dire consequences for the retail sector. Trade federation Comeos is sounding the alarm. “We fully understand the situation of the farmers, but the distribution centers must now be cleared urgently, otherwise legal action will follow,” said CEO Dominique Michel.
For the Comeos trade federation, the farmers’ protests can come to an end. CEO Dominique Michel says he fully understands the difficult situation of farmers, but emphasizes that “most of farmers’ problems are located at European level”. The CEO emphasizes that Comeos is willing to sit down with farmers “to see what we can solve together with the government and the food industry at Belgian level”. Although, according to him, the situation will become precarious if the distribution centers remain blocked. “Our essential job, namely supplying our customers, is now at risk. And so the blockages must be lifted,” concludes Dominique Michel. “The supermarkets have now gone to court and we have eviction notices. If there is no improvement in the coming hours, the supermarkets will make effective use of this. We hope that it does not have to come to this and that after this long week the blockages will disappear everywhere.”