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BFREPA Finds Gross Imbalance in Egg Supply Contracts
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is seeking to reform supply contracts between farmers and packers after lawyers found terms of agreements are grossly imbalanced in favour of buyers.A team of legal experts from Birketts LLP examined contracts provided by producers and found numerous areas requiring improvement.They include pricing and payment terms – which vary massively between agreements – and termination which, in some cases, is weighted entirely towards packers.BFREPA chief executive Robert Gooch has today opened up a dialog with 41 packers outlining the organisation’s areas of concern and asking for ...
Eggcellent News from France: The European Egg Market Just Got Even Better!
This week's segment features European Egg Market Reporter Ben Leveau and covers all the...
Urner Barry Debuts Expanded European Egg Market Coverage
Urner Barry, the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry, will be launching expanded coverage of the European Egg Market beginning Friday, January 4th.
In addition to the egg products market that traders have relied on for over 20 years, Urner Barry will now provide European market coverage for barn and free-range liquid and dried egg products. This expansion adds 16 new and unique quotations to the series, providing unparalleled market insight into product trading throughout Europe.
Benjamin Leveau, stationed in Toulouse, France, will be anchoring this endeavor from within the region. His proximity and expertise in commodity trading allows for more frequent contact with key market participants as well as specialized commentary and...
BFREPA to Launch Model Contract to Ensure Fairness and Restore Confidence to Free Range Egg Producers
The British Free Range Egg Producers Association is to create a model supply contract for its members to use with packers to ensure fairness and confidence throughout the sector.
Speaking at the organisation’s annual conference in Coventry today BFREPA Chief Executive Robert Gooch said many of the contracts he had seen from producers “aren’t worth the paper they are written on”.
Mr Gooch asked BFREPA members to send him copies of their contracts so terms could be assessed by specialist contract lawyers.
With new entrants building their first sheds and existing businesses expanding, Mr Gooch said it was vital all producers had rock-solid agreements in place...
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