Articles tagged 'consumers'

Balooning prices dampen Xmas 23 December 2017 HARARE - Thousands of ordinary Zimbabweans who had anticipated having a decent festive season — on the back of promising policies by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government — risk enduring a bleak Christmas as retailers have hiked prices of foodstuffs. This comes as Mnangagwa's government th...
Meat Vat hike 'turns us into vegetarians' 6 February 2017 HARARE - “Zanu PF has successfully turned the majority of us into vendors, now they want to convert everyone into vegetarians,” joked 25-year-old Privilege Mawaya. This comes after the government decided to introduce a 15 percent value added tax (Vat) on several basic foodstuffs with effect fr...
Afdis cheers consumers 20 April 2016 HARARE - Listed wine and spirit maker African Distillers (Afdis) has given local imbibers something to smile about following yesterday's launch of a new promotion that will see consumers walking away with various prices — including a house. Afdis marketing manager Donna Marowa said the promoti...
Marginal rise in food prices 12 December 2013 HARARE - Food prices rose slightly in November after stagnating for months, the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ ) said yesterday, amid declining disposable incomes. The marginal rise in prices last month was attributed to shop-owners marginally hiking prices. Rosemary Siyachitema, CCZ exe...
Consider consumer needs 13 November 2013 HARARE - How can we ever forget what happened when the Zanu PF government introduced price controls on most food commodities in the mid 2000s? By forcing shop owners to sell goods at prices which were not economically sustainable, supermarket shelves emptied almost overnight. Many supermark...