Small supermarkets and grocers reject the ‘unique’ card
March 13, 2013
Owners of small supermarkets and grocers, on Tuesday criticized the issuance of a single card for mass consumption of food and beverages at the big chains because ‘it would impact squarely on their sales and even jeopardize sources of employment’.
The rejection came via a press release from the Federation of the grocers and supermarket of Buenos Aires in the middle of the controversy over the possible emission of a single card for the purchase of basic goods.
The Federation does not agree with the idea of forcing consumers to ‘operate with a single credit card in hypermarkets and supermarkets, and discard the remaining used for all kinds of trade’.
“We acknowledged that this imposition as well as being excessive in the regulatory power granted by the Constitution for the exercise of trade distortions would result in adverse economic and social sectors,” the members of the Federation said.