Italian tomato manufacturer with €1 million electricity bill

Italian tomato manufacturer with €1 million electricity bill

The owner of a cannery near the port of Salerno, in southern Italy, received an electricity bill of one million euros, almost ten times more than in the same period last year. Businessman Francesco Francese published the two electricity bills for July 2022 and the comparative month for 2021 on social media.

According to the businessman, the invoice a year ago was an “acceptable” value of 120 thousand euros, since July and August are the hot phase of tomato processing. The July 2022 electricity bill of 978 thousand euros, on the other hand, surprised and outraged the manufacturer, who published a bitter comment in addition to the photos of the bills. “While our politicians compete for a seat in Parliament, business people are left alone in the middle of the energy jungle,” wrote Francese.

Pizzeria issues electricity bill

Many Italian entrepreneurs are saddled with high energy prices. The owner of a pizzeria near the northern Italian town of Cremona has issued his latest utility bills to justify the higher prices of his dishes. The innkeeper hung a photocopy of his latest bill in the window of his pizzeria in Roncadello. “I have to charge 10 euros for a Margherita pizza or I have to close the place,” said Alberto Rovati, owner of the Funky Gallo pizzeria.