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News - Finland: Supermarkets are least expensive for organic items, but small shops can still compete on prices

News - Finland: Supermarkets are least expensive for organic items, but small shops can still compete on prices | Finland | Scoop.it

In the comparison, the difference between the least and the most expensive food baskets was more than EUR 20. considering we are talking of a basket of items that cost EUR 48.77 in the most expensive case and just EUR 25.93 in the cheapest example, this difference speaks for itself.

A consumer for whom the most important selection criterion is the inexpensive price will pick up his or her organic produce from a supermarket that belongs to a large chain.
The comparison showed that the cheapest food basket can be found at a grocery store that belongs to the S-Group (Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta SOK).

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Finnish authorities report high organic compliance - FoodNavigator.com

The vast majority of organic food operators in Finland were in compliance with EU regulations last year, according to the national food safety agency Evira’s report following the 4367 inspections in 2010 – but control decisions should be taken more quickly...
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