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Adequate supply for Christmas

Tevita Vuibau
Sunday, December 22, 2013

THE Consumer Council of Fiji has thanked suppliers of chicken around the country and says there should be an adequate supply of chicken around the country this festive season.

With chicken a must on many festive lunch and dinner menus, the council said its latest survey revealed that most chicken sizes and types were available in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa.

"The council's monthly price survey of chicken has seen more decreases than increases in price when comparing January and December prices," she said.

"The surveys are done every second Tuesday of each month and covers selected retailers in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa.

"The surveyed prices are 'normal prices' and does not cover specials or promotion that retailers provide on ad hoc basis or prices of chicken in small shops."

The council noted that prices varied between outlets and consumers could get good deals if they looked around.

"For example two supermarkets within walking distance of each other were selling Crest No.12 chicken for $12.50 and $12.95, a difference of 45 cents,

"Consumers can save money if they spend some time surveying prices in supermarkets.

"It is advisable to not spend their grocery money in one supermarket but spread their shopping, looking for the best prices."