12 04 2018
08 12 2017
17 11 2017
IFA’s response to the EU Commission call for views on how to make the food supply chain fairer highlights the importance of a Retail Ombudsman and price transparency.
03 05 2017
Speaking in Brussels at an event organised by EuroCommerce in the European Parliament, IFA President Joe Healy said unfair trading practices (UTPs) by retailers cost farmers and agri co-ops across Europe nearly €11bn each year.
Once again, the grocery market during the recent Christmas season saw too many instances of extreme below-cost selling (also known as predatory pricing) in fresh produce across Ireland and the UK. It was particularly excessive in Northern Ireland and across the UK, with prices as low as 19p for products in some outlets which represented only 10%-20% of the normal retail price.