extend the program "Cuts Care" of meat

extend the program "Cuts Care" of meat

The agreement will be in force until September 7 / Photo archive Gustavo Amarelle

The Secretary of Commerce and the refrigeration companies and supermarkets agreed this Friday to extend Until 7 September the prices of the “Cuts Care” program, which includes in this period average increases of 1% for the seven most representative varieties of consumption and that allow to offer agreed values ​​below those of the market.

“We seek to restore order in the prices of the Argentine table. Thanks to the commitment and joint work of the national government, the industry and the supermarket chains, we reached this agreement that seeks to restore order in prices,” said the secretary of the area, Matías Tombolini.

The agreement will be in force until September 7 and the parties promised “to continue working to maintain it for another month,” the official added in a statement released after the meeting.

“We also seek to increase the volumes offered and thus improve supply in participating stores”he added.

Thus, the national government guarantees the offer for consumers throughout the country from Monday to Friday in more than 1,000 outlets that include the large supermarket chains Coto, Jumbo, Plaza Vea, Disco, Carrefour, Walmart, Changomas, La Anónima and Día%, the wholesale chains Vital and Makro, and butchers affiliated with the Union of the Argentine Meat Industry (UNICA) and the ABC exporter consortium.

In this stage of Cared Cuts, the price per kilo of the cuts is: strip of roast, $736; empty, $965; kill, $938; skirt, $483; roast lid, $736; buttock, $1,009; and palette, $817; while for Patagonia (cuts are bone) a differential of 6% is added.

Present at the meeting in the Federal Hall of the Secretary of Commerce were the president of the Consortium of Frigoríficos Exportadores ABC, Mario Ravettino; the president of the Union of the Argentine Meat Industry, Gustavo Valsangiacomo; the Executive Director of the Association of United Supermarkets (ASU), Juan Vasco Martínez; and the commercial manager of the Vital company, Tomás Annoni.

In addition, the president of the Argentine Federation of Supermarkets and Self-Services (FASA), Víctor Hugo Palpacelli, participated virtually; the president of the Chamber of Supermarkets (CAS), Ricardo Zorzón; the vice president of the Federation of Argentine Regional Refrigeration Industries (FIFRA), Daniel Urcía; the manager of Institutional Relations of MAKRO, Martín Iriarte; and the commercial director of that entity, Juan Manuel Zappacosta.

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