An informative visit to a branch of a well-known supermarket chain as part of the “Permanent Price Reduction” initiative was carried out on Thursday by the Minister of Development, Mr. Kostas Skrekas.
Mr. Skrekas spoke with employees and checked individually whether the commitments of the companies that have joined the permanent price reduction are being kept.
Permanent price reduction
Mr. Skrekas, speaking to ERT, noted that to date 650 products from 53 companies have joined the “Permanent Price Reduction” initiative.
The government’s new goal, after the initial 500, is for the products included in this initiative to exceed 1,000.
“We will win the battle”
The Minister of Development pointed out that the battle against punctuality is being fought on three axes, which are:
- Intensive anti-money laundering controls
- “Permanent Price Reduction” Initiative
- Household basket
Mr. Skrekas emphasized that “the battle against accuracy will ultimately be won with the help of consumers.”
In addition, he stated that a new function will soon be added to the e-katanalotis application through which citizens will be able to report cases of graft directly to the Ministry of Development.
Olive oil prices
Finally, with regard to the prices of olive oil, Mr. Skrekas argued that controls are being carried out throughout the supply chain and that where profiteering phenomena are observed, fines will be imposed, which will be announced.