Fabian Demicoli

New price indication regulation for Supermarkets, Minimarkets and Groceries


GRTU
has this week held a meeting in conjunction with MCCAA on the new law requiring
them to indicate not only the unit price on their shelves but also prices by
weight, price per Kilo or Liter.
This
stems for the transposition of an EU Regulation related to consumer protection
in the indication of prices of products offered to consumers. It specifies
that:

when goods are offered for sale
they shall have indicated the actual price and the price according to the base
weight

where the pre-packed solid
food has a liquid medium, the price according to the base weight shall
refer to the net drained weight of the product

 

By
virtue of Legal Notices 46 and 47 retail outlets with an area of less than
200sqm are exempt from this new imposition of displaying prices also according
to the base weight and all retailers are exempted from this obligation  on
goods weighing less than 50 grammes or 50 milliliters.

Businesses
that will be affected have already started preparing for this regulation that
will be legally binding on them as of 1st March 2013.

There was an intensive
discussion during the meeting and retailers were provided with practical
methods to implement this regulation in a way that best fits their needs. A
copy of the presentation and official documents are available by emailing .

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