This Thursday, July 7, is the last validity of the program of Prices Care that leads the Ministry of Internal Trade, and while the Government advances in negotiations with businessmen, from the province of Buenos Aires they warned that there is a shortage in the gondolas.
This, given that the Ministry of Production, Science and Technological Innovation of the province initiated a control and surveillance campaign in supermarkets to verify compliance with the Program and ensure that there is always stock of products with Prices Care.
In said control process in the products of Prices Care the ministry noted: “After several weeks of observing good compliance by the chains, Problems in the supply of products from the food basket, beverages, personal hygiene and cleaning are registered again”.
The official statement from the Production portfolio also indicated: “In terms of compliance with prices and signaling of the products in the basket, good indicators remain.”
According to the complaint, there are supply problems in chains such as: Carrefour, Changomás, Coto, Día, Disco, Jumbo, Vea and Vital, who argue that the problem is due to the lack of supply from suppliers.
During the control operation, “imputations were also made for lack of identification of the price per liter and kilo (unit of measure), lack of previous price in offers, and sale by weight without a label with content specifications.”
And it was found that “Businesses carry out food divisions and do not set prices clearly”which is one of the requirements of the program.
How are the negotiations with the businessmen going?
From the Secretary of Domestic Trade led by Guillermo Hang, they reported that they are advancing with the negotiations with the businessmen, in order to update the validity of the Programwhich expires this Thursday.
Among the novelties that will be presented will be an increase in prices; while it remains to be defined whether more products are included, as the Government wishes, or others are excluded, which has been the request of the businessmen.