Aldi sends bailiff to distribution centre blocked by farmers' protest
Aldi will send a bailiff to its distribution centre in Vaux-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg province, where farmers have blocked the centre for three days as part of ongoing protests, it was announced on Wednesday.
The farmers have been obstructing two Aldi distribution centres, one in Gembloux in Namur and the other in Vaux-sur-Sure.
Although stating that it supports farmers, the supermarket said it was time to put an end to the ongoing actions. "Farmers are holding their biggest partner hostage: retail," a statement said. "When nothing can be sold, nothing is bought from farmers either."
The company said it had attempted to engage in a dialogue with the activists, but their offers were rejected. "We are left with no option but to send a bailiff to avoid further waste of fresh goods, precisely those products that the farmers are taking to the streets for," the supermarket said. This currently applies only to the Vaux-sur-Sûre distribution centre.
According to the supermarket, the farmers' protest has led to shortages of certain products in shops in the affected region.
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