Economy ministry to investigate Albert Heijn 1+2 free promotion

Economy ministry to investigate Albert Heijn 1+2 free promotion

A price promotion being offered in the Belgian Albert Heijn supermarkets has sparked a wave of criticism and complaint, as competitors and authorities see it as the outbreak of a price war that risks being as serious as the one that took place in the supermarket’s Dutch homeland. Albert Heijn (AH), a subsidiary of Ahold, which also owns the Delhaize supermarket chain, is offering a three for the price of one offer on selected lines, including breakfast pastries, pistolets, iced coffee, Soubry spaghetti, McCain oven chips, canned tomatoes, cereal bars…

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Is on-farm slaughter an alternative to factory farming in EU?

Is on-farm slaughter an alternative to factory farming in EU?

On-farm slaughter might improve animal welfare by eliminating unnecessary long-distance transport of animals according to Compassion in World Farming, a British NGO which is campaigning to end all factory farming practices. A panel debate took place this week (5 February) in the European Parliament in Brussels on the challenges and opportunities to on-farm or close-to-the-farm slaughter. “Let’s look at the big picture and change the system,” said MEP Jytte Guteland (S&D, Sweden) who hosted the event. “”We’ve seen the news that animal transport is awful so mobile slaughter is a…

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