‘Past efforts to bring retailers into line have foundered’
Sligo News File Online
ICSA president Patrick Kent has welcomed comments by EU Commissioner Phil Hogan regarding his plans to introduce legislation ensuring a fair share of food retail prices for farmers.
Mr. Kent also sounded a note of caution, however. “Bringing forward such legislation will require the power to scrutinise whether multi-national retailers are taking excessive margin from products like beef and lamb at the expense of the primary producer. In the past efforts to bring retailers into line have foundered due to a lack of real political will to grapple with this issue,” he warned.