On march 11, the government prohibited mass gatherings of over 500 people. Less than twenty-four hours later, the cake Shop, Katarina, with up to 75 employees and six stores in and around Malmö have lost their sales.
" A significant portion of our business is to deliver breakfast, coffee and cakes to the working environment in and around the city. However, as the companies sent it to the home of her staff, there was suddenly no one to deliver to. The change is so incredibly fast, I was out on a date, " says Robert Lundgren.
it took over the old konditorikedjan that have been around since the 1950's, for a little over a year ago. The idea was to expand. Back in april, a new store opened at the Triangeltorget in the middle of town. Now, the ride opening ceremony is likely to top.
" the Decor is stuck in Italy and Denmark, and, as we see in the other shops in the city that the tourists have stopped coming. The same way in the Emporia (ed. note. shopping centre in Malmö, sweden), People are not immediately inclined to go out and have a coffee in a shopping mall.
Instead, you can now look for the to adapt their business and stay afloat.” - But without the effort, I think, is that we had been very hard for me to pull it together here, in view of the huge försäljningstapp we have had in a very short period of time,” says Robert Lundgren. Photo: Anders Hansson,
" In the beginning was the alarm, clean in general about dramatically changing the playing field for everyone. And then we did not have to take any of the measures, no-one knew what was going to happen. Then it came to the government's anti-crisis quite quickly, and then we begin to ask, " says Robert Lundgren.
korttidspermittering in which the state takes a share of the wages and salaries paid, when the employer reduces the working hours, which has facilitated this, " he says.
" We did a immediate 60 percent of the lay-off of any of our staff. Along with the reduction in employers 'social security contributions there will be two of the very effective measures that will help the business in the here and now," he says, and continues:
"Now, the cut in employers' social security contributions, in and of itself, for a maximum of 30 people, so we can't use it to the full. However, without these efforts, I believe that we had been very hard for me to pull it together here, in view of the huge försäljningstapp we have had in a very short period of time.
but you can also think about the habits that you will come back and what stays behind. People are going to be sitting in the cafes of the future? We don't know yet, " says konditoriägaren Robert Clough.
a medium-sized business of the 40 billion contains several other provisions, among other things, hyresstöd, and a support which is designed to provide a state guarantee for a loan provided through the bank.
Hyresstödet, and how much it would be Robert Lundgren, have not had time to read up on, instead he is in a dialogue with the landlords and hope to have a solution by the way.
" When it comes to loans, there is no one to help us. Since we don't know for how long this situation will last, perhaps, we're just shooting the problems in front of us, and it will have to be paid back anyway. And what's to say that I have a greater chance of paying back in three months ' time?
the Shop, Catherine split up in two teams, who are working every day. In order to ensure the continuation of production even if someone were to be infected by the new coronavirus, may, the teams don't meet each other. The same applies to the konditorerna, which has a one-hour gap between your sessions.
" Many people are restless and find it hard to not be able to work and help out. It's hard to plan anything. This is the reality of the day was completely unrealistic for a ten days ago. There will be new rules of the game, and the daily flow of information from the people in charge.
the disaster cycle?
" there will be further restrictions on the ground that in other parts of Europe. People don't get to go out to do some shopping. But you can also think about the habits that you will come back and what stays behind. People are going to be sitting in the cafes of the future? We don't know yet.