THE Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is advising consumers to do comparative shopping.
The division made this statement after the Supermarket Association said its members had no choice but to increase prices due to suppliers hiking up their prices.
On its Facebook page the Consumer Affairs Division encouraged “consumers to focus on their bargaining power through comparative shopping and freedom to purchase or refuse purchase of any good or service.”
It stated, “Comparative shopping prior to making a purchase ensures that consumers capitalise on the best pricing of merchandise and services.
“The Division remains committed to providing the public with comparative prices on both supermarket and poultry goods.”