Bakeries In Lebanon Increased Bread Price On Distributors

Nabil Ismail l Lebanese Examiner

On Monday, May 18th, a number of protesters gathered in front of the Ministry of Economy and Trade in , to protest against the high living expenses. Among them were bread distributors.

These distributors expressed their anger about receiving a one thousand gram bundle of bread from bakeries for 1,500LL, which doesn’t give them any margin to make a living.

“We came to the Ministry of Economy and Trade to claim our rights,” a spokesperson for distributors said. “We have a right to receive a commission as distributors as 1,500 LBP is the price set by the Ministry of Economy for the consumer.”

These workers appealed to Minister Raoul Nehmeh to find a solution that will do justice to all involved: bakeries, distributors, and consumers.

They also appealed to the Minister to restore the weight of the bundle to 900 grams so the 2,400 Lebanese citizens who work in this field can earn a fair livelihood.

Noting that the decision of selling bread to distributors at this price came on Sunday.


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