By Deirdre Tynan •
Published: 26 Aug 2021 • 12:00
Farmers groups consider the measure “positive” and ask other supermarket chains also raise the price of milk.
The price of milk sold in Mercadona will soon increase its price by three cents, a measure taken by the supermarket chain to satisfy the demands of farmers. The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (UPA) said it was a “positive step” that other supermarkets should also raise the price of milk.
Farmers are struggling with a “brutal rise in production costs in recent months”, according to the UPA.
The price increase however “must be followed by the rest of the large commercial areas and the dairy industry and must be combined with other advances” the union stressed.
Mercadona’s announcement not to sell milk below 60 cents per liter from September been received with “hope” by the sector.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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