The Commercial Prosecution has intervened to solve the matter when it was reported that a number of cafés and restaurants had raised their prices during the mid-year vacation season, when families patronize these businesses. The businesses allegedly increased the cost of meals, drinks, and food to capitalize on the increase in customer traffic.
According to sources, 16 cooperative organizations have been targeted by the Commercial Control Department for allegedly driving up food commodity prices by up to 30%. The Ministry has demanded that the societies return the prices to their usual rates in light of these infractions.
The authorities’ action is intended to safeguard consumers from deception over the holiday season and guarantee fair pricing practices. In order to protect consumer rights and preserve transparency, the Commercial Prosecution keeps a close eye on these instances.