There is a warning about a pact between 16 distribution chains to lower prices…

There is a warning about a pact between 16 distribution chains to lower prices…
There is a warning about a pact between 16 distribution chains to lower prices…

The use of the leche as product claim on supermarket shelves is once again at the forefront of complaints from farming organisations. Upa warned on Wednesday of a “possible coordinated strategy” between at least 16 distribution chains to “bring down prices” of the leche.

The union estimates that the production costs The prices for farms are currently around 50 cents per litre, they are between 20 and 25 cents in the industrial sector and are at least 15 or 20 cents for distribution. Thus, he warns that the bricks below the 77 cents As they have detected in some points of sale in recent days, they would represent a sale at a lossa practice that prohibits the Food Chain Act.

The agricultural organization is documenting these offers to report them to the Food Information and Control Agency (Aica), which calls on it to act to “stop the destruction of value of a product as sensitive as milk.”

After confirming that this basic food “is once again the object of practices that have been proven to be abusive, such as reckless descent of the price”, the representatives of the cattle breeders also address the distribution itself to ask it “not to force reductions” that could put the companies against the ropes farms.

Protest in supermarkets

Upa launches this SOS a week after, in Galicia, representatives of Agrarian Unions forced the withdrawal of cartons at 73 cents in two Lidl supermarkets in Santiago. The organization piloted by Roberto García fears that this type of “abusive offers” will serve the industry “to perpetrate a new lowering of the prezthat of the milk in origin”, which will be added to them four applied in the last year. At the beginning of August it’s time renew contracts and the threat of another adjustment still looms.

The producer price

The average price paid to Galician farms for May deliveries was 46.9 cents –before applying VAT and quality premiums–. Since the historical maximum of 58.9 cents reached in February 2023, the accumulated fall is around 12 cents.

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