Consumer Affairs Division says grocery prices not impacted by October floods


    The Trade Ministry’s Consumer Affairs Division says the recent floods have not impacted prices at grocery stores across the country.

    The Division monitors prices at supermarkets across the country on the monthly basis, and in the wake of the flooding on October 20th, conducted a follow-up exercise.

    The items monitored ranged from canned food, produce and chicken, to bleach, soap and toothpaste.

    In that way, they were able to compare prices before and after the floods.

    Referring to 38 stores across Trinidad, it says very few price increases observed, and these were found to be normal changes and not necessarily a response to the floods.

    Some items were also found to have decreased in price, due to specials offered by vendors.