March 8, 2014
Supermarkets deny rumours of food shortage
The United Supermarkets Association (ASU) denied a possible food shortage in businesses located in the City and the Greater Buenos Aires areas as a result of the price freeze agreement with the Government.
The organization explained that the lack of availability of certain products is due to the long carnival weekend and an increase in public demand, for what they assured that the situation should be going back to normal “by Thursday or Friday”.
The ASU issued a statement after several newspapers indicated that the shortage of several food products in many supermarkets in the City and the Greater Buenos Aires area was a result of the price agreement.
“After a four-day weekend, and as a result of excellent sales, some products will undoubtedly need to be restocked. Between today (Thursday) and the first hours of (Friday) morning, the situation will go back to normal,” a statement said.