On February 22, Valenciennes awoke with the pungent smell in the nostrils of a building of about 6000 m 2 which had gone up in smoke. Soufflet Alimentaire was going through its first big crisis. A month later, the Covid 19, the world‘s big bang, arrived. The food company appears to have crossed the minefield. Its director, Thierry Liévin, talks about the future.