INCA: How to protect consumers from accuracy

INCA: How to protect consumers from accuracy

Accuracy and profiteering are plaguing consumers and the president of the Institute of Consumers, Giorgos Lehouritis, spoke about the barrage of price increases that is in full swing in hundreds of consumer products, such as food and dozens of other products that a household supplies.

According to Mr. Lehouritis, the controls are not sufficient, while in the next period there are other big increases in products. As the president of INKA pointed out, most of the complaints concern excessive prices, while the bad situation that prevails causes complaints from both producers and consumers.

When a consumer buys the same product at the same price but in a smaller quantity, he must immediately file a complaint with INKA, concluded Mr. Lehouritis.

New wave of price hikes on 400 products until the end of February

According to Realnews data, in the next few days and until the end of February, depending on the stocks that the supermarket chains have in their warehouses, the prices of 400 products from 30 different product categories will increase by an average of 11%.

These are, however, increases made by individual food industries and commercial enterprises and not by all food industry companies.

In particular, the products that will be repriced in the next period are the following:

 

  • Ice cream up to 21%,
  • cereals up to 20%,
  • sugar in sachets up to 20%,
  • household cleaners and detergents up to 20%,
  • shampoo up to 20%,
  • feed up to 20%,
  • juices up to 18%,
  • cheeses up to 18%,
  • bottled and carbonated water up to 16%,
  • bread up to 15%,
  • dairy up to 15%,
  • jams up to 15%,
  • lagana 12%,
  • croissants bagels, dips and crisps up to 12%,
  • aluminum foil up to 12%,
  • olive oil up to 11%,
  • baby creams up to 10%,
  • chocolate up to 10%,
  • cookies up to 8%,
  • wine up to 15%,
  • beer and cider up to 15%,
  • vinegar up to 7.5%,
  • frozen vegetables and frozen doughs 7%,
  • espresso coffee 6%,
  • egg white 6%,
  • 4% iced tea and
  • fresh milk 3%.

These price increases are added to those that take place in January and concern 500 basic goods, at an average rate of 10%, as the same newspaper had revealed with its publication in December.

Market players point out that industries and commercial enterprises will continue to send inflated invoices to supermarket chains in the near future.

The increases, as estimated, will move at lower rates due to the de-escalation of the energy crisis and the fact that consumers are now turning their backs on those products where a significant price increase is recorded.