Three traders investigated for unfair trade practices
September 10, 2018 4:55 am
Three traders are currently being investigated by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission following issues raised by customers regarding unfair trade practices.
It is alleged three prominent traders operating Fiji wide were engaging in Bait Advertising and False and Misleading Advertisements.
The traders extensively advertised a number of items on “sale” and “special”, however, it was bought to FCCC’s attention that when consumers ended up in the stores, the items were either out of stock or all sold out.
In another case, a prominent supermarket chain advertised that one of their products that was sold for $9.99 was reduced to $7.99 during the sale period.
The label on the shelf for the same product reflected the actual price of the product being $7.95.
The FCCC has begun its investigations into the issues and the traders may be charged for breaching provisions of the FCCC Act 2010.