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French Farmers Buy Back Their Own 'Cut Price' Potatoes From Calais Supermarket

Published on Sep 25 2014 6:34 AM in Supply Chain

French Farmers Buy Back Their Own 'Cut Price' Potatoes From Calais Supermarket

French farmers, who are members of the National Union of Potato Producers, have protested against the "cut price" produce on sale in supermarkets by purchasing their own products at a Calais supermarket this week. 

The farmers entered the Carrefour supermarket in Calais and filled their shopping trolleys with the potatoes on sale in the store.

The potatoes were sold to the farmers at €2.90 per 25 kilos. The farmers said the store price was a lot cheaper than their own costs. On buying back their own produce, they then decided to donate the food to charity.

Following the event at the supermarket, the Carrefour store promised to remove the potatoes in question from sale.

However, the farmers are unsure of the future and may take further action on pricing issues.   

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