Continuing severe Belgian floods force temporary closure of Galler chocolate
Galler Easter chocolates for sale in Brussels, which has been badly hit by flooding
Continuing severe floods in Belgium have caused key disruption to the region, including impacting on a number of business operations including premium chocolate brand Galler in Liege, reports Neill Barston.
Fresh downpours over the weekend hit the country for the second time within a week, with areas around Brussels reportedly the worst affected on Saturday.
According to international media, a total of more than 210 people have died as a result of flooding in Western Europe, with Belgium and Germany reportedly suffering the most casualties.
Galler, which has based its headquarters in the village of Vaux-sous-Chèvremont near Liege since the 1970s, was forced to close its site due to the surrounding flooding.
The company posted the following statement on conditions, the company expressed its concern for those who had been affected by the extreme conditions.
It said: “Our hearts and thoughts are with our Valcaprimontois neighbours and all those affected by the floods. Our workshop and shop in Vaux-sous-Chèvremont have been hit hard but we remain positive, as together we will rise again. This is the strength of the Liège spirit.
“Time for damage assessment and assessment. Our production is stationary but our stock in Herstal has not been touched. So your supply of chocolate is guaranteed for now. The Vaux-sous-Chèvremont shop is closed until further notice, the Liers shop is accessible again and the Chocolate-Bar de la Médiacity will likely reopen in a few days. We will keep you updated on the situation. Thank you for your support,” added the business, which has continued to expand its presence in Europe, producing pralines, ice cream and macarons amid its broader range of products.