The head of Zalesya called the change in price tags a reaction to force majeure
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Prices for dairy products of the brand “Zalessky farmer” recently increased by 10%. This is the third increase since December 2021. The change in price tags is due to force majeure circumstances that have arisen in Russia – the rise in price of high—protein feed and veterinary drugs, changes in logistics for the delivery of packaging from “big” Russia. This was announced by the chairman of the Board of directors of the Kaliningrad agro-industrial holding “Zalesye” Andrey Romanov on the live broadcast of the platform “We explain.rf” in the account of the regional government.
“This is our reaction to what is happening, how the cost price is getting more expensive at many stages. […] We cannot afford to work at a loss, because as soon as we fall to this level, we will probably last there for a month and a half. And then we just physically won’t be able to produce products,” Romanov explained.
According to him, the cost of milk in the Kaliningrad region increased by 28%. At the same time, the businessman said that prices for dairy products of the agroholding in Moscow and St. Petersburg are higher than in the Kaliningrad region.
“We specifically at the end of January did an analysis of prices for dairy products in the European part of Russia for comparable positions,” Romanov said.
“The price of dairy products has not changed for almost two years. For the first time, we increased prices by 5% on December 1, 2021, we had another 5% increase in February — and this was due to the introduction of labeling and additional costs from this process,” the head of the agricultural holding summed up.
RBC Kaliningrad wrote about the rise in price of dairy products in the Kaliningrad region in November 2021. Then the increase was at the level of 5%. Milk processors called it economically justified.
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