Sunflower oil is hard to find right now. The reason ? The war in Ukraine, a country which alone provides 50% of world production, just ahead of Russia and its 28%… Inevitably, prices are rising and those who fear shortages are buying more than usual.
In Saint-Étienne as elsewhere, fast food restaurants that use large quantities of oil on a daily basis are directly impacted.
“Scarcity? We are right in it, recognizes Anthony Bonnet, co-manager of La Brochef, in Chavanelle. Normally we go to Metro (1) , but there are days when we go there and there is nothing. It’s really a gamble every time. They even started rationing. »
So managers are turning to smaller suppliers, getting good deals with…