The president of the Confederation of Employers of the Hospitality Industry of Spain, Jose Luis Yzuel, assured today in El Foco that “the hospitality industry is above the employment it had in 2019”. But, despite this good data, the sector is experiencing a delicate situation due to the inflationary spiral in which we find ourselves mired and the shortage of qualified labor. The inflation at 10.2% With constant rises in food, they are shooting up the shopping basket both in homes and in restaurants.
Thus, the list of brutal increases does not end and we give some examples: oil, which is now 44% more expensive than just a year ago. The melon has risen 139% compared to a year ago; watermelon 50%; bananas 170%; pear tomato 60%; eggs more than 25%; oil 44%; green pepper at 50%, cucumbers at around 40% and so we could continue with each of the foods that are marketed.
Given this scenario, Yzuel acknowledges that they will have to raise prices,
Although he admits that it is very difficult for them to do so. Regarding the summer
He tells us that they foresee it positive, even better than in 2019.
As for the Loss and Waste Prevention Law
food, assures us that they are going to table amendments because “there are
meaningless points” and who expect to be “heard”.
On the other hand, it analyzes the second Decree of anti-crisis measures of the Government and affirms that “it generates great legal instability. There are measurements that are wrong. We are in a delicate situation, but the Executive does not reduce expenses. We have more and more ministries, more general directors, more advisers…”. The truth is that as Yzuel himself points out, 700,000 workers in the hospitality sector they have been in ERTE, but there has been no official in the same temporary employment regulation file.
The hotel industry is today above the employment it had in 2019,
but despite this, the sector is experiencing a delicate situation. Due to the
economic situation, restaurant prices have risen and
continue to rise within this inflationary spiral. In June, it
they placed a 5.5% above, little percentage if we compare it with what
that raw materials such as oil are rising, which currently costs 44% more than a year ago. The hotel industry responds to a critical situation for the sector.