While the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) accuses the American giant Walmart of imposing its “exorbitant fees” on suppliers, the American giant announces that it will now offer Quebec pork on a large scale in its stores.
“The quality of Quebec pork being undeniable, we are very excited to offer this local meat to our Quebec customers,” Cyrille Ballereau, regional vice-president, Walmart Canada said in a statement Thursday.
Boneless and bone-in pork chops, pork tenderloin, ribs, roast shoulder, ground pork … Walmart will offer pride of place to this Quebec product, said the multinational.
“As the largest pork processor in Quebec, Olymel is proud to be part of this Walmart initiative to showcase local products,” said Réjean Nadeau, CEO of Olymel.
“Quebec breeders respect high standards in terms of health, respect for the environment and animal welfare, so there is reason to be happy about this announcement which will benefit the entire community,” added David Duval, President of the Éleveurs de porcs du Québec.
$ 3.3 billion
For its part, Walmart recalled that it has sourced from suppliers based in Quebec for more than $ 3.3 billion in products to support the economy here over the past year.
Remember that last September, The newspaper had indicated that the Union of agricultural producers (UPA) had asked the Competition Bureau of Canada to initiate an investigation into the American giant Walmart because of costs described as “exorbitant”.