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‘High’ retailer margins blamed for organic prices

By Katy Askew

Retailers who make “high margins” on organic products have been accused of pushing up the price of bio produce and contributing to shortages in France by consumer association UFC Que Choisir.

HKScan said it may have to cut costs and bolster sales to improve profitability

HKScan looks to sales to lift profits

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor HKScan may need to lift sales in 2017 to improve poor profitability, according to the company’s chief financial officer Tuomo Valkonen.

JBS brand Seara saw export revenue drop by 5% thanks to rising cost of raw materials

JBS profits rise but headwind intensifies

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat business JBS posted increased net revenue for the second quarter of 2016, but said it faced “significant cost increases” in raw materials, particularly in Brazil.

Ukraine pork prices are under significant pressure

Ukraine hits pork production problems

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine's pork production costs have spiked by nearly 28%, from UAH15 (US$0.58) to UAH19 (US$0.73) per kilogramme over the past two years, while pork prices are under significant pressure, according to reports.

“Where there is a price difference, you are paying for the extra care organic farmers place in the environment and on animal welfare, Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett said

UK shoppers pay 89% more for organic food: survey

By Eliot Beer

UK consumers are paying an 89% premium for organic products at the major supermarkets, according to a survey, while more than half of organic shoppers think they pay too much.

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