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Second penalty for supermarket

Mere Naleba
Thursday, December 06, 2012

THE Cost U Less supermarket has been ordered by the Suva Magistrates Court to pay a fine after the Fiji Commerce Commission filed a case against the supermarket for selling products at an excessive price.

The matter was called before Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman where it was heard the commission, after conducting a check of the supermarket, found it selling 10kg packs of flour for 24cents more than the price it should have been sold at.

While hearing the summary of facts, Magistrate Lakshman said consumers needed to be protected and that it was the court's duty to do so.

Cost U Less supermarket is not a first offender as they were earlier fined $500 for overcharging.

"We want businesses to prosper but at the same time consumers have to be protected," Magistrate Lakshman said.

"The message should be clear and that people should know that if you want to be in business, you should know the law."





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