Predicted Pricerise as Painful as Expected

08 May 2008
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Predicted Pricerise as Painful as Expected

Last summer we were pleased to have signed supply contracts before the prices started to rise. Whilst this meant we were able to hold prices stable, it did not help us to cope with the unprecedented increase in sales for certain products post Christmas. For the first time to date we were unable to buy additional product at any price.

As early as last summer we warned that we would not escape major price increases this year (2008) and sadly that time is now upon us.

We have now concluded most contracting for the year and as ever have opted for UK supply where at all possible for quality and traceability. We will need to supplement with additional tonnage from abroad as forages are short in the UK, but quality will be the watchword.

The price increase we need to pass on to balance our books is about 26%. Some products are not increasing and others are rising by more than this.

There will be some increase in van delivery charges and an improved service for those of you in our direct pallet delivery areas. Direct parcels will remain unchanged for the time being.

Please be assured we will always reflect any change in supply prices as soon as we can.

For details of the increases please consult your local supplier either by phoning your usual contact or by typing your postcode into the “How To Order” page of this website.

Price increase date is Monday 12th of May 2008

Thankyou for your continued support.

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