Supermarkets attack producer margins

by 5m Editor
30 June 2007, at 9:58am

UK - A main talking point is the downward pressure being put on pigmeat values by the supermarket price wars, says Traffic Lights.

This comes at a time when producers urgently need to see their returns improve to make up for soaring cereal prices which are starting to feed through the system.

Clear signs are emerging that it is farmers who are bearing the cost of the supermarket retail price competition with everyone else in the supply chain retaining their margins.

Militant action could be on the cards as well as more herds being culled during a summer of discontent.

5m Editor