This as a new thread although it is prompted by another recent thread.
We often hear complaints from farmers regarding poor prices.
I worked in British manufacturing all my working life. British manufacturing has the same problems, customers, especially the big ones like the energy companies demanding lower and lower prices, and if you do not deliver, they go elsewhere in the world. The only way British manufacturing remains viable is by driving it's suppliers prices down and primarily by improving efficiency. Manufacturing does not get the protection that farmers get, two poor months profits usually mean redundancy or worse, shareholders are even more cutthroat than customers.
So why don't we here British manufacturing complaining like the farmers ?
Also in my experience we are keen to know where our food comes from but not so much with manufactured goods (individuals don't have control over man manufactured products as they are not sold directly to the man in the street. The business i was in primarily supplied energy companies, government departments and large engineering companies.
Whilst I am concerned about the farmers problems, I am more concerned about manufacturing, they are the ones who provide jobs.
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