The list will include the products of the Care Prices program, so the current values will continue to run until January 7
The new head of the Ministry of Internal Trade, Roberto Feletti, announced on Wednesday an agreement with the main mass consumption companies and supermarket chains to maintain stable prices of 1,247 mass consumer products -which include those of the Care Prices program- for 90 days, until January 7, 2022.
In a meeting with the press, Feletti pointed out that The price agreement includes producers, suppliers, supermarket chains, wholesalers and retailers, and implies “rolling back the prices of more than 1,247 mass consumption products to October 1 for 90 days, until January 7 of next year”.
For this, each of the companies that participated in the agreement must send the price lists signed by their legal representative.
The next step includes their publication this Thursday, so that consumers can have information on the 1,247 mass consumer products that make up the agreement, which include items such as:
Food (such as peas, oil, cheeses, noodles, hamburgers, or dulce de leche)
Drinks (coffee, beer, milk, soda or juices)
Toiletries (deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste)
Cleaning (swab, sponge, bleach, furniture polish, among others).
This list will also include the products that make up the Care Prices programTherefore, the current values will continue to run until January 7, the official reported.
The agreement is with the main mass consumption companies and supermarket chains
Feletti said that the Ministry of Internal Trade aims to adjust “the government’s income policy with the price policy. The indicator that we are going to use to define this situation has to do with the correlation of the impact of the basic food basket on the salary of a formal worker “.
“This ratio, when our Government began, was 9% and today it is 11%, that is, despite the fact that they had joint ventures, it did not manage to offset the price of food in the purchasing power of wages.“, the official pointed out.
During the meeting with the businessmen, Feletti also introduced the brand-new Undersecretaries Débora Giorgi and Antonio Mezmezián, who will lead the Undersecretaries of Policies for the Internal Market and Actions for the Defense of consumers, who are in the orbit of Internal Trade.
From the Ministry of Internal Trade they reported that the objective of the meetings was to initiate the “communication channel” with the private sector and explain the guidelines with which the Secretariat team will work in this new management.
In this context, Feletti assured that it seeks to “seal an agreement to give consistency to the National Government’s income policy and increase the purchasing power of Argentines. We want to reconcile their profit margins and business plans with the expansion of the consumption by quantity and not by prices “.
“We need to stop the ball so that the food does not continue filing the wages“, he added, to later convey his invitation to “work together so that Argentines can celebrate the holidays as a family, after a year in which the tradition could not be fulfilled.”
Take care of access to the products of the basic basket
This list will also include the products that make up the Care Prices program
The call also had among its axes the need to propose guidelines aimed at ensuring access to the products of the basic basket for consumers, expanding markets and discussing the programs of the Secretariat, the Gondolas Law, in addition to strengthening the monitoring of initiatives.
For the private sector, the representative of Vital, Eduardo Pochisnky; from La Anónima, Nicolás Braun; de Coto, Guillermo Calcagno; by Day, Martín Tolcachir; of Changomás, Matías Grondona and Juan Quiroga; of Carrefour, Pablo Lorenzo and Francisco Zoroza; from the United Supermarkets Association (ASU), Juan Vasco Martínez.
They were also by Savore Entre Ríos, Héctor Pavan; de Savore Pergamino, Nelson Figeredo; from Savore Lanas, Juan Carlos Menchikian; from FABA Savore, Fernando Savore; from the Argentine Chamber of Supermarkets (CAS) and the Argentine Federation of Supermarkets and Self-services (FASA), Pedro Oroz and Víctor Palpacelli; from Diarco, Pablo Bertolissio; from Maxiconsumo, Víctor Fera; from NINI, Pablo Tome; by Makro, Pedro Balestrini; Yaguar, Matías Montalván and Nicolás Prat; and from the Argentine Chamber of Distributors and Wholesale Self-Services, Adrián Scharovsky.
As for the companies that produce mass goods, the authorities of the Coordinator of the Food Products Industries (COPAL), Daniel Funes de Rioja and Carla Martin Bonito attended; from Swift, Alejandro Spataro; from Alicorp, Jonathan Gerszberg; from Ledesma, Claudio Terres; de Sancor, Carlos Olano Melo; from Prodea, Ignacio Sainz Trapata; from Ilolay, Luis Andreo; from Danone, Diego Buranello; de Cabrales, Diego Polli; from Coca Cola, Esteban Agost Carreño; from Unilever, Karen Vizental; and Fecovita, Marcelo Saraco, among others.