French bakers slam supermarket chain over its price-cutting baguettes


A decision by the nationwide Leclerc supermarket chain to sell baguettes priced at just 29 euro cents has infuriated bread-making professionals who, in a joint statement by bakers, farmers and millers, said the move 'destroys values' and went against attempts to 'pay farmers fairly'. 

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French bakers have taken aim at a major supermarket chain that is offering inflation-busting low prices for baguettes, saying the move will undermine competition in one of the country’s prized industries, reports The Guardian.