Aldi submits Irish beef cost and retail pricing info to taskforce review

Aldi has submitted information relating to its cost and retail pricing across its fresh Irish beef range to the Beef Market Taskforce’s review, the multinational retailer has confirmed.

The information will be used by professional services firm Grant Thornton for three reports it has been commissioned by the taskforce to compile.

The three reports cover: competition in the beef sector; market and customer requirements; and the price composition of the animal along the supply chain.

Commenting on the matter, John Curtin, group buying director of Aldi Ireland, said:

Aldi has submitted cost and retail pricing information across its entire fresh Irish beef range to help facilitate the beef taskforce’s review of market and consumer requirements for the Irish beef sector.

“Aldi is fully committed to making a constructive contribution towards the beef taskforce’s work and the future of the Irish beef market,” Curtin added.

Latest taskforce meeting

The topic of the Grant Thornton reports was a key talking point at the last meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce that took place on Thursday, June 25.

Other topics discussed at the meeting included Bord Bia’s efforts to establish a grass-fed standard for Irish beef, and to seek protected geographic indication (PGI) status for grass-fed beef.

Meanwhile, it was also strongly suggested by stakeholders that representatives from the individual beef processors should show up to the task force in future – rather than being represented by Meat Industry Ireland (MII).