Lidl: 'Cheap imports' versus local produce

PUBLISHED: 14:25 21 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:29 15 June 2010

TERRY Farebrother, the co-ordinator of Honiton Farmers' Market, was hoping the sudden rush to the Mackarness Hall would bring more business to the forecourt of St Paul's Church.

TERRY Farebrother, the co-ordinator of Honiton Farmers' Market, was hoping the sudden rush to the Mackarness Hall would bring more business to the forecourt of St Paul's Church.The monthly farmers' market was taking place at the same time as Lidl's open day, and Mr Farebrother was quick to draw a comparison."Producers are up there today promoting local food and Lidl is there promoting cheap imports. Lidl is piling them high and selling them cheap."With the credit crunch, people are thinking about the cost of living. You can understand that, but it is not always the case that items sold on the farmers' market are more expensive.


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