Supermarket war on Eggs unsustainable
Free-range egg prices at Aldi, Woolworths and Coles have reportedly fallen by up to 40¢ a carton in recent weeks.
Egg Farmers Australia chief executive John Dunn told ABC the move had contradicted previous statements by Coles and Aldi, which he said had made commitments to phasing-out caged eggs from stores.
Spokespeople for the supermarkets said the corporations had borne the brunt of the price change.
But Kinross Farm chief executive Philip Szepe was unsure if the campaign would be sustainable long term.
‘‘I think it will at some point impact on our bottom line, but I’m only basing that off what has happened with the dairy and bread sectors,’’ Mr Szepe said.
‘‘The supermarkets are always competing on price and eggs are in the spotlight at the moment, and next month it’ll be another sector.’