50 % Decrease in the number of complaints after putting the price on the products

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Thursday - 7 June 2018 - 11:25 AM


Ministry of Supply launched intensive campaigns on stores, to ensure that traders committed to the decision of putting prices on goods. The Minister of Supply Ali Meselhy had issued in October a decision to oblige all parties and companies producing, importing, manufacturing, packaging and supplier of food commodities to record the sale price on each package. Last December, the ministry retracted a decision to oblige producers, importers and distributors to record prices on food commodities and required all points of sale to advertise the selling price in a clear place for the consumer.


What we should pursue here is how that intensive campaign will affect the small retailers and small retail shops, because large supermarket chains usually displays the price visible for goods, but small shops and stalls are not doing.


"There are more than 400,000 sales outlets across Egypt, and the government does not have the means to control all those outlets," said one of the food sector's representative. He expected that in the beginning there would be very intensive and public campaigns on a number of stores, and then the campaigns will reduce. In any case, we will have a clearer picture of what is going to happen by the end of next week.