ccz.jpgConsumers have called on retailers to desist from their usual tendency of adjusting upwards prices of basic commodities towards the festive season.

As the festive season fast approaches, local consumers have raised concern that retailers may unscrupulously increase commodity prices as has become the trend over the years.

Consumers who spoke to ZBC News said retailers’ should change their behaviour as they usually take advantage of employees’ bonuses and hike prices.

In an interview with ZBC News, Consumer Council of Zimbabwe, Deputy Executive Director, of Mrs. Rosemary Mpofu said consumers should shop wisely towards this coming festive season to avoid being taken advantage of as demand for goods increases.

Towards the end of last year, the food basket increased by 0,06 % to US$136 ,76 in October 2010 from US$129,56.

 

Similarly the food and detergents basket was on an upward trend moving from US$139, 88 in September to US$149,28, reflecting 0,05 % increase.