Retail Price Wars a Real Threat to Farmers

IFA Dairy Chair Stephen Arthur said there is only one loser when supermarkets engage in price wars and that is the farmer. The latest announcement of a reduction in the retail price of butter follows a cut in the retail price of milk announced last weekend. “We have seen supermarkets use dairy products as loss […]

IFA Welcomes ECJ Ruling On Dairy Substitutes

IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn today (Fri) welcomed this week’s judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which stated that “purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products”.   Mr Finn said fresh […]

Meat Processors And Supermarket Retailers Profit At Expense Of Livestock Producers – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has accused meat processors and supermarket retailers of profiteering on the back of livestock farmers, who took part in a protest at Tesco, Supervalu and Aldi outlets in Maynooth, Co Kildare on Tuesday afternoon.   John Bryan led members of the IFA Executive Council from their monthly meeting in Dublin earlier today to […]

VFI Welcomes Consumer Group Report Condemning Price Hikes and Price Matching

Below Cost Alcohol Supplemented by Increasing Prices for Household Staples   The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed this week’s report by the Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) on price hikes and perceived price matching by the country’s biggest supermarkets. The report showed the price for a basket of goods up 12% when compared […]