French protests cause chaos to Spanish tropical fruit supplies

French protests over increases in fuel prices have affected supplies of Spanish tropical fruit to Europe, with severe delays to shipments. Other customers, including large retail chains, have cancelled orders. […]
Mon 03/12/2018

French protests over increases in fuel prices have affected supplies of Spanish tropical fruit to Europe, with severe delays to shipments. Other customers, including large retail chains, have cancelled orders. Some Spanish companies have even suspended shipments of fruit to the EU until the blockages of the French motorways come to an end. Sigfrido Fruit report that two shipments of the firm’s fruits have been suspended one lorry is stranded on the motorway. Frutas Reyes Gutiérrez has seen a drop in sales of up to 80% in France as a result of the clashes.