It’s your own fault
Busy day today. We have Tesco rolling out its price cutting campaign in the Capital (a mystery celebrity is going to help them at their midday launch but their press people have steadfastly refused to tell me who it is – I’m beside myself with excitement. Who might it be!!! Afternoon update: It was Gerry Ryan – am gutted)
It’s not all good news for the retailer monster as it has also been forced to defend itself against charges that it has already upped the price of dozens of the products it claimed were permanently lowered less than two months ago.
And then there is the publication of the Competition Authority’s much anticipated report aimed at getting to the bottom of the sometimes shocking price differentials that exist north and south of the border. after months and months of beavering away behind the scenes it turns out it’s all our own fault. Well, that’s not strictly speaking true, the Government is also asked to shoulder some of the responsibility while higher overheads also contribute to the higher costs, but mostly it’s down to us. The one group who is in no way to blame for the sometimes huge price differentials – no siree bob – are the retailers. They are, the Authority tells us, completely blameless and shame on all of us who thought otherwise.