Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Consumers and vendors feeling price pinch*

The prices of some produce available at the Tunapuna market earlier this month.

Every Thursday Patricia Murray heads to the Tunapuna market to purchase seasoning, vegetables and ground provision needed for her soup business, which she runs on the weekend.
Two Thursdays ago she was forced to leave behind christophine, as the price skyrocketed from $8 to $16. A bunch of chive, for which she normally pays $3, cost between $5 and $6 last week.
“I’m buying less because things have gone up. Sometimes I can’t even buy what I want because it is just too costly,” she told Express Business. She said despite the rising prices, she has not increased her soup prices because of her customers.

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