Brittany-based Prince de Bretagne has stressed the cooperative’s continued commitment to supplying its customers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our market gardeners and their employees are 100 per cent committed to being able to supply the volumes of fruit and vegetables necessary to feed both the French population and to meet export demand,” it said in a statement.
“These women and men continue to work, vegetable production is ongoing and harvesting is being maintained to ensure fresh produce is offered to the market,” the statement continued. “We are maintaining our production while protecting Prince de Bretagne producers and employees as much as possible.”
According to the marketer, precautions include keeping a safe distance apart during harvesting, limiting contact when exchanging goods and various health recommendations. Most support staff are working from home.
“Given the reduced workforce available in fields, glasshouses and packing stations, all of this is not without difficulties, but we are doing our best to ensure the supply of food,” the company stated. “The freight transport sector and logistics chain have remained active in order to supply sales outlets. Our shippers have also stepped up and maintained their transport services to ensure the transport and flow of Prince de Bretagne vegetables.
“We would like to thank all of our supportive and committed partners during these hard times, as well as Prince de Bretagne employees.”