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Carrefour And Système U Agree To Raise Milk Prices

Centrale Envergure, which negotiates on behalf of the Carrefour and Système U groups, has announced a deal with all large dairy producers in France, including Sodiaal, Yoplait, Lactalis, Savencia, and Eurial, to raise the price of milk.

This deal will bring the price of conventional GMS France quality milk to €375 per 1000 litres, excluding premiums, for Sodiaal and Yoplait; €385 for Lactalis and €386 for Savencia, all premiums combined; and € 790 per 1000 litres for Eurial on goat's milk.

Better Remuneration

This agreement marks the third consecutive year when the supermarket chains have agreed to provide better remuneration for dairy farmers in France.

The deal sees Carrefour and Système U work with more than 30,000 producers of cow and goat milk through private or cooperative processors, producing more than 800 million dairy products manufactured in France and sold in the retailers' stores.

Brands that are a part of the deal include Président, La Laitière, Lanquetot, Lepetit, Chaussée aux Moines, Yoplait, Yop, Petits Filous, Perle de lait, Entremont, Candia, Cœur de Lion, Le Rustique, Caprice des Dieux, Tartare, Richemont, Soignon.

Egalim Law

Since the implementation of the Egalim law, which ensures payment of fairer prices to farmers for their products, Carrefour and Système U have been fully committed to supporting the dairy sector.

In January of this year, Carrefour added a new semi-skimmed UHT milk to its 'Filiére Qualité' (Quality Line) range and pledged to provide fairer remuneration for its 326 partner producers.

© 2021 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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