Retailers received a warning from producers of bread about the imminent increase in prices for products. Manufacturers have listed a number of reasons for justifying such a step, putting among them, and the depreciation of the Russian national currency.
On Tuesday the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to the letter of the two largest enterprises of Krasnoyarsk for the production of bread. Representatives of several bakeries and an informed industry source confirmed the information of the publication.
In his Epistles manufacturers complain about rising prices for flour and automotive fuel, raising the minimum wage, taxes, and also dollar exchange rate growth.
The selling prices of bakery products will have to raise in connection with this, on average, 8% — 12%, warn the authors of the letters. While bakeries in Central Russia and other Russian regions are exactly the same in talks with retailers, said in comments to the newspaper, the Executive Director of “Rusprodsoyuz” Dmitry Vostrikov. According to him, on one of the enterprises in the Rostov region, output prices since October increased by 5% and the other large bakery from Volgodonsk raised them all to 10%. Negotiations about raising prices for bread maintained with all major retail chains, said the newspaper’s source in the industry.
Manufacturers point to increased risks of unprofitability.
“Throughout this period we kept the price, despite the fact that production of some items of our products became unprofitable even with the current measures of optimization of production costs”, — stated in the letter from manufacturers to retailers.
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