Blame farmers for high bread prices?????

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Blame farmers for high bread prices?????

Dec 20, 2017 | 08:10 1 How about blaming the grocers who admit to price fixing aka collusionary tactics....

The weston family has admitted it...

Open market ....right....

From globe and mail....


""""""Grocery giant Loblaw Cos. Ltd. has admitted to participating in a scheme to increase packaged bread prices for more than 14 years, saying it will co-operate with a Competition Bureau investigation into the industry.

And Loblaw says it will start offering $25 gift cards on Jan. 8 to customers who declare they bought certain (as yet unnamed) breads at some of its (as yet unnamed) chains before March 1, 2015 – a gesture that the company says could cost as much as $150-million."""""""


Big deal 150 million ....chances are they made 10x that.....


Would be nice for cbc to replay their news bits about the price of wheat and increase in bread prices and then state what was really behind higher bread prices....

Maybe APAS or saskwheat could do a little lobbying on our behalf and make consumers aware of thieving by galen. ...
Last edited by bucket; Dec 20, 2017 at 08:16.
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Dec 20, 2017 | 08:22 2 funny this article hasn't been in western producer ??? our "farm" newspaper , lol Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2017 | 08:26 3 My wife asked me what was in her mini wheats the other day....

It was a rusty grain beetle....

Really she said...yup then I told her the icing was pigeon shit. ....

Consumers have no clue... Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2017 | 08:49 4 Remember the two price wheat system promoted by farmer associations a few decades ago?

Maybe that's where the idea came from. Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2017 | 12:20 5 Sure you're to blame - just ask Happytrails. Your production costs are too high and you passed that onto the consumer. "Costs of production always get built into retail prices" he said. Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2017 | 12:54 6 Why aren't they paying more for wheat instead of giving consumer a break? Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2017 | 13:51 7
Quote Originally Posted by the big wheel View Post
Why aren't they paying more for wheat instead of giving consumer a break?


Farmer sells to grainCo....grainco sells to miller...miller sells to baker....baker sells to consumer. ..


Where do think the money is? Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2017 | 14:13 8 Isn't it something like sixty loaves of bread to the bushel?

Not hard to figure out where the real money isn't! Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2017 | 19:01 9 Look if the system was working the westons would be jailed for price fixing and collusion.....

But it just gets OKed with a few gift cards...

Just like justine saying he won't take a holiday like that again....how about Justine paying us back the 500000 out of his trust fund .....and declaring the income Reply With Quote
Dec 21, 2017 | 08:40 10 Was pondering the what sounds like a multi company retail price fixing scheme , while we will never see a cent ask yourself how much wheat was not sold in Canada during that period because consumers were denied a lower price staple and either bought less or changed their choice .Certainly not the hit consumers had because of the reverse economics of it but it would have had some effect I would have to think on ending supplies and thus prices . It was over a long period there had to be an effect all the way through the chain to the farm gate wouldn't there? Reply With Quote
Dec 21, 2017 | 08:54 11 This comes as a big surprise?
You can't tell me the same isn't happening with grain companies buying our grain. What about gas prices every station changes prices within an second of each other. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Dec 21, 2017 | 08:58 12
Quote Originally Posted by wmoebis View Post
This comes as a big surprise?
You can't tell me the same isn't happening with grain companies buying our grain. What about gas prices every station changes prices within an second of each other.
Yup, can't help but to wonder why all the protein premiums and discounts are nearly the same from company to company! And an inverted schedule at that! If Px is in such short supply, why is the premium for high Px smaller than the discount for low Px. God, you just get tired of the games after a while. Reply With Quote
Partners's Avatar Dec 21, 2017 | 09:15 13 RP just raised there protien premium to 60 cents for every point from 30 cents..

6 cents per tenth.. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Dec 21, 2017 | 09:17 14
Quote Originally Posted by Partners View Post
RP just raised there protien premium to 60 cents for every point from 30 cents..

6 cents per tenth..
What's there base level? 14.5%,..... Bwahahahaha haha haa Reply With Quote
Partners's Avatar Dec 21, 2017 | 09:43 15 26.35 for 14.5..

4.09 for 13.5... Reply With Quote
Dec 21, 2017 | 15:59 16
Quote Originally Posted by Partners View Post
RP just raised there protien premium to 60 cents for every point from 30 cents..

6 cents per tenth..
sold some 12.9 px on that $6 for 12.5 base px ,P&h special the other day . paid 8 cents/tenth up after 12.5 . worked out pretty good for that little bit that we had under 13.5 . thought i was going to have to blend it with the 14.9 px . interesting tho, their px premium up after 13.5 is only 4 cents/tenth. RP here had 8 cents up after 13.5 px for a while . protein premiums are mind boggling this year
Last edited by caseih; Dec 21, 2017 at 16:03.
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Dec 21, 2017 | 16:18 17
Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
sold some 12.9 px on that $6 for 12.5 base px ,P&h special the other day . paid 8 cents/tenth up after 12.5 . worked out pretty good for that little bit that we had under 13.5 . thought i was going to have to blend it with the 14.9 px . interesting tho, their px premium up after 13.5 is only 4 cents/tenth. RP here had 8 cents up after 13.5 px for a while . protein premiums are mind boggling this year
yep lots of little tricks. It should really be a crime to pay less on the way up than they deduct on the way down. Reply With Quote