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The tortillas It is one of the products of the basic basket of Mexicans, which has been gradually increasing, although on certain occasions there are places where the price is lower, but there are also others in which it is not only higher, but is also deliberately altered in order to further increase its cost. This is what happened recently with two supermarkets in the country that offered a price that did not correspond to the authorized one.
It was through an official statement issued by the Federal Commission of Economic Competitions (Cofece) that these chains of self service were penalized for committing an illegal act by manipulating the price of said basic item of the Mexican diet, a document in which they also reported that employees had been disqualified for being part of said practices.
According to the National Market Information and Integration System, the price average kilo of tortillas today June 21 in Mexico City is 19.93 pesos.
The two supermarkets fined by Cofece for changing the price of a kilo of tortillas
Chedraui and Soriana are both supermarkets what have been fined by Cofece due to a manipulation of the price of the kilo of tortillas.
The self-service stores that were sanctioned by the commission are located in Huixtla, Chiapas, which were disabled for a period of 4 months, plus a fine of more than 2 million pesos between them. supermarketsas indicated in the press release, in addition to restricting the sale of this product in both branches and having sanctioned a delegate from Chiapas who was also part of said illegal practice.
The Federal Economic Competition Law, through its article 53, sections I and II, there are fines for companies and businesses that incur in absolute monopolistic actions. Under this regulation, Cofece has imposed fines important for all those who modify or alter prices disfavoring the final consumer.
Even though this case is serious, the commission has imposed previous sanctions in the same state of the country, specifically in the municipalities of Ángel Albino Corzo and Palenque.
What are the products of the basic basket 2023?
According to the Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, these are the products that make up the 2023 basic basket, which has become more than 60% more expensive, according to the Commercial Alliance of Small Merchants:
- Canola oil
- brown sugar
- Pork Meat
- jalapeno pepper
- Toilet soap
- Box bread
- Toilet paper
- Pasta for soup
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