At the opposite pole, Mr. Mario Cretu, Corporate Affairs Manager, Carrefour, considers that cooperation between Romanian producers and large store chains is absolutely necessary, in order to promote Romanian products, giving some examples of projects supported by Carrefour in recent years: "Creste, Romania Bio", " We open Romanian Wine" and "Cooperativa Varasti".
Next, Mr. Paul Anghel, Director General, ANPC, drew attention to the need for increased quality of the products sold, it being important for Romanians to eat less and quality and not too much and bad. Therefore, supermarkets should knock on the door of producers and not the other way around.
USAMV Rector, Mr. Sorin Campeanu, continued the series of debates, arguing that in order to have the desired results, all forces and powers should be channeled into research, association and education.
Both Mr. Mihai Toader, Auchan Retail Romania Production and Sourcing Manager, as well as Mr. Valer Hancas, Corporate Affairs & Communication Director, Kaufland Romania and Moldova, also supported the point of view of the representatives of the big supermarkets, which is not always shared with that of the farmers, each having different interests and needs.
In conclusion, the Minister of Agriculture spoke, Mr. Adrian Oros, who raised the problem of subsidy hunters, drawing attention to the deficit trade balance and the low degree of commercialization of Romanian products.
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