At the end of July, buyers noticed a shortage of some types of dairy products in stores. First of all, interruptions affected milk with a long shelf life. This week, the situation was discussed in rather emotional tones even at a large meeting on the economy. The thinned assortment has two influences: the difficulty with packaging due to the appearance and a sharp increase in prices on the Russian market, where part of our “milk” flows. And if the second problem is solved, including by administrative methods, then it is more difficult with packaging, writes office life.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning right away that not all manufacturers have areas with packaging. For example, at Savushkin Product, we assured that there is currently no shortage of milk packaging.
“The growth rate of consumption in the general market of drinking milk for 7 months of the average year by 109% compared to the same period last year is the results of the figures in the company. – And for 8 days of the results of August, compared to the same period of August last year, we have grown in the supply of milk in Belarus by 39%.
But there are other situations as well. For example, in early July, a document in the production of dairy products appeared on the Web – Milkavita OJSC spoke about the difficulties with Tetra Pak packaging, which was used to bottle milk and cream with a long shelf life. The enterprise Worked on the remnants of packaging. The newest “Milkavit” participated in the conference from Bashkiria. The visit ended with an agreement on supplies to a Belarusian packaging company. Margarita BolychevaThe Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Congress Activities of Bashkiria said that two options for the delivery of packaging have already been approved.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food assures that Belarusian manufacturers are currently seeking and purchasing supplies of the supplied packaging, cooperating with manufacturers in China and friendly countries. Lottery lots have already been delivered to bring back the assortment familiar to people.
While the issue is being resolved, many Belarusian producers are actively changing over to the production of milk in PET bottles and film in order to avoid mixing volumes.
PET bottle in excess. What about film?
There are companies in Belarus that contaminate PET bottles and film. For example, OAO Mogilevkhimvolokno, which also produces food products, is currently experiencing seasonal demand.
– Our production is loaded and working in full. I can’t say that we noticed a serious demand for film. Every year in the summer, applications for the production of ice cream and cocktail packaging increase.
The specialist emphasizes that the enterprise may be ready for a sharp increase in film consumption, but production capacity dictates its own conditions.
We cannot increase volumes. You can’t jump higher than the ceiling,” Mogilevkhimvolokno explained. — We also have some problems with film raw materials, including due to collection.
There is no serious demand from Belarusian dairy plants at the production of packaging from PET “UniPlastBel”. But it is possible that the demand for PET bottles will increase in the near future.
“Because dairy plants need to realize their capacity anyway. 90% of them make their own bottles. And there is no shortage of PET containers now. That is, both production and raw materials for its manufacture in everyday life. Enterprises mainly consume billets, which are consumed in Belarus and Russia. In addition, there are no operations to replace some types of packaging with PET bottles at all.
The only nuance, which is noted in UniPlastBel, is that “milk” in PET containers is found for a maximum of 10-14 days. And the question of the availability of packaging during the shelf life still remains.
Tetra Pak expects no changes for Belarusian enterprises
After EU acceptance, imported packaging materials and components for Tetra Pak were found in the fifth package. In early June, the company requested permission to sell in Sweden, but was denied.
At the same time, in the comments of Office Life, the Russian CJSC Tetra Pak JSC reported that “deliveries to the Belarusian enterprise are continuing now.”
The company recently took on the responsibility of increasing the level of management, as well as ensuring the availability of essential products.
— The new company increased its work as an independent organization under a new brand, which focused on the production of material packaging at its plant in the Moscow region, as well as on the reliable development of chains intended to be used in the calculation of distribution shares. In fact, the solution gives greater flexibility to establish supply chains.
The question of how the departure of Tetra Pak from the Russian market will affect the exceptional work of the plant in the Moscow region with Belarusian enterprises was commented at Tetra Pak JSC as follows:
— At the time of implementation, we do not allow changes for enterprises in Belarus and apply the maximum restrictions to ensure the safety of enterprises (food enterprises) and the availability of food.
“Now everyone already knows what needs to be taken with a margin”
The work of Belarusian representatives and manufacturers of negative impact on the entry of Belarusian and Russian furs into the EU countries.
The representative of the company of the industry contract manufacturing of packaging products “Jazz Decor” of export, that due to restrictions, strict logistics has expanded.
– Due to the fact that the cars are racing, European trucks cannot drive around Belarus. There are queues at the border, which also take time, the company explained.
According to the representative, not everyone on the market was ready for such consequences. And now everyone already knows what to pick up with a margin. Deliveries of volumes of orders are ensured, and there will be no interruptions.
We supply factories. There is no information from producers that milk production volumes are falling. Perhaps there are problems in retail chains – they cannot agree on prices, etc. d.
PionerProduct supplies for Belarusian dairy plants. The customer company works with only one supplier from Russia.
– At the moment, the complexity is that the available opportunities and prices have increased. That is, consumption at factories is constant, hence the conditional shortage of dairy products in some stores.
Nevertheless, everyone tries to solve the problem by finding an alternative. They analyze prices, the market and switch to the use of PET bottles or film, the company says.
An important point – for the packaging of dairy products, not only milk, firka or fermented baked milk, there is a complete list of kitchen utensils that must match.
– If the cardboard is not of very good quality, then the bag can quickly “swell up”. We worked with a factory that had Finnish cardboard. Were affordable quality and their customers. But due to the conclusion, the Finnish cardboard was not available, and I had to work with what I had.
According to the representatives of the company, at present the turnover of enterprises in the eastern markets, but everything there depends on quality and price.