Shortage of products hits Pick n Pay in Swaziland
The Swazi Observer - Jan 30th 2012, 09:29
Pick n Pay has announced that it is currently experiencing a shortage of some products.
Mbabane Store Manager Mario Fernandez said the head office was in negotiations with its suppliers thus the shortage of some products. He said customers were already experiencing the shortage, however, it would not last more than two weeks.
Fernandez said products to be affected include baby milk formula, Pampers wipes, some Johnson & Johnson products, chocolates, Simba products and Kellogg’s cereals. He said every year, the office in South Africa signed new trading contracts with suppliers.
Fernandez said there were a lot of suppliers the head office was negotiating with and had not yet come to the party in terms of pricing.
“We have already put signage in the affected products’ categories so as to inform our customers that we are temporarily experiencing a shortage.
“The head office will resolve this problem soon. The whole idea behind this is to get our suppliers to drop the prices so that our customers benefit. The head office in Natal is currently negotiating with the suppliers,” he said.
He said their suppliers were expected to drop the prices so that consumers would have better prices.
The notice found at the Mbabane store reads:
“Please note that we will be experiencing a shortage soon on Listerine mouthwash, Kellogg’s cereals, aquafresh toothpaste, Johnson & Johnson products and pampers wipes…due to our international head office combined boycott against all expensive suppliers. Please bear with us while we fight for better prices for you.”
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