WENDY KNOWLER | Shopkeepers join in on the looting with price gouging

The pillage of supermarkets and smaller grocers has resulted in chronic food shortages and costs shooting up

18 July 2021 - 19:02 By wendy knowler

It’s taken me 23 years of consumer journalism to look up the definition of “consumer”, a word I have typed a gazillion times and, for the past decade, mostly with the words “Protection Act” behind it.

Google gave me: “A person who purchases goods and services for personal use,” followed by some context: “Understanding what motivates consumers is more crucial than ever.”..

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