Robust buying in consumer corporation ahead of Ramadan

Amman, The Civil Service Consumer Corporation (CSCC) on Saturday reported a sharp increase in buying of consumer commodities across the Kingdom ahead of the start of Ramadan which starts in the next days, according to its director Salman Qudah.

He said that shoppers at CSCC outlets in the various governorates had risen three fold from the normal days of the year, ascribing the uptrend to promotions, noting that the corporation had recently announced 5-25 percent reductions on the prices of more than 300 items.

Qudah said that the corporation was busy in the past period to ensure a sufficient supply of consumer goods in the fasting month, when demand on such staple food items as rice, sugar, poultry, frozen meat, beverages and dairy products rises, and that they are sold at affordable prices for all families and social groups.

He assured that the corporation has a strategic stock of basic commodities and that it regularly monitors the movement of the markets throughout the country to ensure no shortages occur in any of them, urging against panic buying.

Source: Jordan News Agency