Egg producers slam Tesco’s ‘anti-competitive pricing’

Irish farmers have attacked Tesco saying the supermarket giant is attempting to make small egg producers unviable in the the Republic.

“Tesco increased prices for local branded eggs by up to 30% while at the same time maintaining own-brand eggs at the original lower price,” IFA National Poultry Committee Chairman Alo Mohan said.

“This makes branded eggs less competitive against Tesco’s own-brand products, and in the producers’ view, this is anti-competitive as the primary producer gets no more of the extra margin foisted on the product.”

Mr Mohan said he wanted Tesco to promptly change its pricing policy to stop discriminating against local brands which have received widespread support from farmers and provide good prices to producers.

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