“The postponement, first, and the cancellation of the curfew then will lead to a gradual recovery of consumption ‘away from home’, to which we hope will be added a partial recovery in tourism, but the return to pre-crisis production levels will not occur before the end 2022, as confirmed by the European Commission’s spring 2021 economic forecasts. At this moment, we need to give certainty to entrepreneurial activity to allow us to look at the post-pandemic with optimism and courage “. This was stated by the president of Assobibe, Giangiacomo Pierini following the presentation of the 2020 Catering Report by Fipe-Confcommercio, the Italian Federation of public businesses, which was held this morning in Rome and which was also attended by the Minister for Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti. “Today’s reassurance on an industrial policy to relaunch companies in the agri-food supply chain, avoiding penalties, will help protect the market but also habits, our lifestyle, our sociability and everything that has always characterized us and attracted investments in the our country “, underlines Pierini who says he is very satisfied with the message expressed by Minister Giorgetti on the sidelines of the presentation event of the Fipe annual report. “Catering, which for us represents 40% of the turnover in the sector, is an excellence of Made in Italy that must be protected and has an important social role”, he adds.
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