Lidl stocking Dutch eggs: BFREPA responds

Responding to a story by The Grocer this morning which highlights that Lidl is stocking Dutch eggs alongside British eggs in some stores, CEO Robert Gooch said: “Retail demand for shell eggs has increased significantly over the past six weeks and that has, understandably, created some logistical challenges for retailers in keeping shelves stocked.

“The major retailers in the UK are traditionally big buyers of British eggs produced under the Lion scheme, and we are not aware of any current shortages of UK egg. We would hope that all retailers would stock British eggs wherever possible.

“The British Lion scheme has been such a success story for the past 30 years that most, if not all, shell eggs sold in the UK’s major retailers have been from British farms. It’s extremely rare for imported eggs from any production system to be stocked in these stores.”