Consumption: Business Rife for Supermarkets

9 years, 6 months ago - December 28, 2012
The holiday season is ripe for consumption. With promotions offered by shops, supermarkets, restaurants, people tend to buy more. Although some leave more tempted, most Mauritians are reasonable.

The feast of Christmas is traditionally celebrated with the family around a hearty meal. Thus, supermarkets and restaurants are crowded. Chicken, duck, drinks, pastries .... everything is there to please and be pleased. Ignace Lam, CEO Intermart, we made a review of the past week. "A great week has passed with Christmas. Was going to say that business is going well. Everything went as planned in our supermarkets."

Sales soared and we understand why strategic locations attract customers. "Like every year, there is always a little apprehensive, but eventually Mauritians were appointments. Products are most sold food," said Ignatius Lam. Thus, chicken, turkey, soft drinks were the most popular products. But Ignatius Lam says, "Mauritians are very traditional and tend to repeat the same style every year."

Side supermarkets Way, the trend is the same. Nicolas Kanwah, the director, is delighted that the weather has not affected the sales. "The rain did not play spoilsport. Customers came in large numbers despite the bad weather. As usual, we had good sales and we are satisfied." At the product level, Nicolas Kanwah advance that especially those of food consumption that are best sold. "It's always party products that are popular, including chocolate, duck, seafood and fish," says the director of 14 supermarkets Way.

What is the New Year's party? Nicolas Kanwah illustrates the trend. According to him, if sales are good for Christmas, they will be for the New Year "Over the years, we have seen that when these holidays fall on a Tuesday, people make the bridge and therefore benefit to make purchases., but the least profitable for us is that Christmas and New Year fall on a Wednesday or Sunday. According to him, Mauritians do not celebrate Christmas and New Year the same way. "La Christmas is celebrated in a traditional manner, around a good meal. While the New Year, it is a barbecue with alcoholic beverages, it is the big party, "he says.

The restaurants are also very popular. Coomaren Chetty, Director of Restaurant Captain, shares her experience. "Things have changed, but people always come for the holidays. Consumption has declined in comparison to other years. At Grand Bay, the clientele tends to retain and the strong presence of tourists helps us, "says he. Coomaren Chetty also highlights that the seafood is very popular in this period. "We offer dishes based mainly on fish and seafood as well as Mauritian tourists consume more than usual during the holiday season," he said.

Still, some play the spoilsport. "Often, people organize parties and without non-conforming permitted on beaches and offer food like grilled. Prejudice to any restaurants, "growls the director of Captain. Aline in Port-Louis, by cons, business is still good. Hedley Hong Lin, the CEO, is "business as usual". "We do not prepare anything special, it's business as usual. People order according to their means, "he says.

Fried rice, inverted bowl, crispy calamari with a small cold beer, a good excuse not to get in the kitchen. Aline opts for simplicity. "At Christmas we especially welcome families and couples. For the New Year, it gets more friends. But we close early because our employees must also enjoy time with your family ... "

Survey TLC on Mauritius Telecom - actions and commitments in 2011

Mauritius Telecom reacts after the article "Practice anticoncurentielle - MT agrees to detach MYT its Internet access service" published in the December 26, 2012.

We remind you that the CCM was published on November 1, 2012 have a press release dealing with the whole thing. In this release, the CCM noted the cooperation of MT and its "positive and proactive efforts to address the Concerns of the CCM."

MT welcomes the final decision October 26, 2012 by CCM. As a reminder, in this decision, the CCM is confident that the commitments made by MT in August 2012 to meet all the reservations expressed by the CCM regarding a possible influence on competition.

the MT was informed in 2011 by the CCM that she had felt - during an investigation initiated in the same year - the supply of pay-TV platform combined with broadband Internet connection, could be a constraint to competition and choice of internet connection users.

In compliance with the institutions of the Republic of Mauritius and in line with its business policy and customer service, MT had made changes to its Internet offerings and Internet / TV. Between October and December 2011, introduced MT offers high speed internet and revised its pricing MYT (elements that were part of the points noted by TLC). MT also proposed in August 2012 to the CCM commitments ("Undertakings") that meet the remarks made by the institution. These actions and commitments, which date from eleven to four months, were accepted by the CCM.

MT is definitely for the competition which is healthy and fair. We emphasize the importance of regulatory authorities and institutions that govern our business in accordance with the principle of competition in respect of its application to all operators of telecommunications services.

Jayen Chellum, president of the Consumers' Association of Mauritius (ACIM), shares his views

"It is true that at this time people spend more, thanks to the year-end bonus. Other, more rational, thinking about their budget. This month rhyme with gifts, treats, alcohol and parties, and it should be noted that some traders exaggerate prices because they know there is a lot of money at stake I would advise not to Mauritians shopping last minute because the prices are more expensive. Indeed, some merchants raise their prices because people do not pay attention.

Regarding supermarkets, they have their own techniques to attract customers. They promotions on key products. And as the Mauritian usually buys all in one supermarket, it will not compare with other products. Some go into debt but most are reasonable and are based on their income. '


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