Since the beginning of confinement, few customers pass through the door of a Parisian bakery. The boss is very worried. He opened this business less than two months ago. And in recent days, its turnover has halved. “I am very worried. We're not safe. Financially, it is falling apart. We have a lot of expenses, a lot of employees. What are we going to do ?“says Mahmoud M’Seddi.
And he is not the only one to suffer this drop in attendance. For the profession, the epidemic represents a loss of 50 to 80% of turnover. At issue: customers who move less, and when they go out, they turn to mass distribution, faster, more efficient according to them. “It avoids going out several times, and I have no small shops nearby, which I have to do the big stores“, explains a woman. In Paris, but also in the regions, the situation is the same. In a baker near Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes), the stoves are half empty.
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