The Government will put an end to a series of meetings with different businessmen of the food industry, to define the increases of the 700 products included in Care Prices, for the last part of the year. This Monday, the ruling party will sit down to negotiate the prices that will remain in gondolas until next January.
As it was learned, the businessmen will present a request for an increase corresponding to 5%, the same increase that was highlighted last July. Next Thursday, October 7, the deadline to determine what will be the value of the products integrated in Care Prices will expire.
The Government, reports from the Ministry of Internal Trade in charge of Paula Español, will seek that the percentage of increase is lower than expected by the businessmen. Español asked the owners of the companies involved to pause the increases in the rest of the products that are not within the economic program.
With a strong reinforcement in the controls so that the prices agreed in gondolas are respected, it will be sought that the pocket of the Argentines suffers the least shock. It is worth remembering that this year the Maximum Prices program was invalid, so each increase must be authorized. In addition, a program similar to Precious Care was presented for neighborhood stores.