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Pick n Pay accused of increasing hand sanitiser prices amid Coronavirus fears

Pick n Pay has come under fire and has been accused of increasing the price of hand sanitisers since the outbreak of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in SA. 

This is according to a report by Cape Talk, which noted that hand sanitisers and face maks have been flying off the shelves at pharmacies and supermarkets since last week Thursday.

A local resident told CapeTalk that Pick n Pay had increased the cost of hand sanitiser by almost 50%.

However, John Bradshaw, Head of Marketing at Pick n Pay said that this statement made by the customer is not true.

He says the retailer is working hard to ensure that its suppliers have enough stock for all its concerned customers.

"Pick n Pay does not believe that raising prices is the right approach. We have not raised our prices on any of the hand sanitisers or any of the cleaning and hygiene items. If we have scarcity, we might limit the amount per customer," Bradshaw told CapeTalk in an interview.

 

To listen to the interview, click play below.

 

 

Written by: Staff Writer.

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