Spanish growers hit out at Salad & Veg shortage in the UK , blaming UK supermarkets...
VEGETABLE growers in slam the British press over its coverage of the salad shortage.
British media have accused Spanish producers of storing the vegetables in Spain in order to sell them later at an increased price. Citing the main supermarkets as their source of information.
Fernando Gomez, head of the Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters , has hit back at this criticism as totally false.
The UK press have featured photographs of empty shelves in British supermarkets compared with those in Spain which are still full with lettuce , salads and other vegetables.
Gomez pointed out that the British shelves were marked with a 59 -70 pence price tag, In Spain the same product was on sale for €1.15. (approx £1) If they don’t have lettuces it’s because they don’t want to buy them” he said, the low British price is ‘shameful.’He also pointed out that Spanish growers could not be ‘secretly storing’ lettuces, because they are perishable and don’t last in storage.According to Gomez, the ‘aggressive’ buying and price competition of British supermarkets is to blame for the shortage, not the Spanish producers/