Farmers blockade Tesco depot in fresh protest
TESCO was again the target of a Farmers for Action protest last night as farmers blockaded, without warning, a major distribution depot at Hinckley, Leicestershire at about 8pm.
After a two hour stand-off, FFA leader Dave Handley said senior management were willing to talk.
“The trouble is they just don’t get it – they can’t accept farmers are not getting a fair share of the money in the supply chain because of supermarket power and downward price pressure on their processors. We were not just talking about milk, it was also about the ‘Hovis issue’ and also red meat.
“We had a good relationship with the police. There was no attempt to move us on and there was no trouble whatsoever.”
Mr Handley said another blockade was planned elsewhere within the week.
“I am afraid Tesco are beginning to believe their own spin,” he said.