Ex­cuses fail on food prices

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Now let me get this straight. From 2004 to late 2015, the spokes­peo­ple for gro­cery gi­ants Sobeys and Su­per Store, as well as other smaller op­er­a­tions, un­fail­ingly blamed in­creases in the cost of their prod­ucts on the in­creas­ing cost of fuel and there­fore the trans­port of goods to P.E.I.

Dur­ing the past year the price of fuel has de­creased re­mark­ably, but some­how that has not re­sulted in any de­crease at all in the price of the goods sold at th­ese stores.

In­cred­i­bly, Sobeys, Su­per­store and oth­ers are now blam­ing the still-in­creas­ing cost of goods to the con­sumer on the fall­ing value of our dol­lar, which, by golly, is at about the same value it was at in 2004 when this all be­gan. Gary Naylor, Vic­to­ria West

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