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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.

Brady’s fiscal 2014 sales were $1.23bn

Sign 'em up! Brady provides signage for production units

By Joseph James Whitworth

Brady claims it has solved the problem of food safety requirements preventing industry from using lean and safety signage in production units, resulting in a higher than average number of accidents.

Ractopamine ban to drive up Russian meat prices

Ractopamine ban to drive up Russian meat prices

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Introducing a pre-export inspection for ractopamine on meat imported to Russia could hit the Russian market badly. Experts estimate that if the issue is not resolved quickly, Russia may lose 42% of all meat imports, creating a sharp rise in prices.

Record prices hike projected in Ukraine

Record prices hike projected in Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat prices in Ukraine are expected to grow to record levels by 2013, as a result of a fall of key production this year, an increase in the cost of feed, as well as in political factors, according to the Ukrainian meat industry experts

Irish farmers stage costs protests

Irish farmers stage costs protests

By Nicholas Robinson

Farmers in Ireland have launched a number of protests against what they claim was retailers’ ignorance of the escalating costs primary producers are facing.

Concern over global pork supply

Concern over global pork supply

By Nicholas Robinson

Pig farmers throughout the world are warning consumers of a shortage of bacon and pork next year.

Polman: 'breakthrough' innovation

Unilever: Things will get worse before they get better

By Elaine Watson

Life will only get tougher for Unilever in the second half of 2010, but things could improve in 2011 as its Genesis innovation programme starts to bear fruit, cost inflation cycles out and rival Procter & Gamble (P&G) starts to run out of steam,...

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