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Retail prices for sugar go up in supermarkets

Retail prices for sugar go up in supermarkets

By Dhanjay Deo
Wednesday 02/02/2022

Retail prices for sugar in supermarkets have gone up and is now being sold for around $2.76 a kilogram.

A 2kg sugar pack is now being sold for around $5.52 and 4kg of sugar will cost you around $11.03.

A 2kg packet of sugar used to cost around $3.50 before the price change and has attracted an increase of $2.

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission had announced last month that the new ex-warehouse price for 1kg of sugar is now $2.30, $4.60 for 2kg of sugar, $9.20 for 4kg of sugar and $57.50 for 25kg of sugar.

FCCC CEO, Joel Abraham had then stated that the ex-warehouse price change was effective for FSC and all retailers were required to make submissions to FCCC to obtain their approved retail price for sugar.

The Commission is yet to respond to our questions sent on the 20th of last month on why the FCCC did not release the retail prices for sugar just like when it does for fuel and gas prices where retail prices are announced and the FCCC also states the prices outside Viti Levu.

We had also asked whether retail prices will vary in supermarkets and what is the price ceiling that the FCCC is looking at.

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