Due to the fall in consumption and economic activity, companies will not be able to increase prices as much because sales will fall as dominoes. But the problem for the population can no longer be inflation to suspension and unemployment.
The business, then, lies in going to the supermarket on weekends because they have strong promotions (in the style of carrying two products and paying one), and thus stocking cleaning and non-perishable products.
From saving in fixed term now it was saved on soap powder, toilet paper and tuna cans, which are products with years to expiration and which are inevitably used.
Yerba can also be stocked before the price increase. In household cupboards you can see packages of sugar, flour and noodles: people buy them in quantity when there is a discount.
When there is a two-by-one offer on cookies, more and more people see the expiration date on the packages and calculate how much it will consume until then, and buy in quantity.
The advantage is that you can go to the supermarket near the home, without needing to spend naphtha to go to the Central Market or to some wholesaler. Even, people became increasingly “unfaithful” in their shopping, and they don't just go to a supermarket but they 'cheat' them with other chains.
Changos, which once looked full, are now observed with few products: only those that are on a discount, because the consumer prefers to make a more rational and intelligent purchase. Therefore, he goes more often to different supermarkets and does not make the giant monthly purchase anymore. It is even eaten, to avoid being tempted with the treats, strategically placed next to the boxes, when making the line to pay.
One recommendation is not to be tempted with the products that are on the gondola tips or at eye level, where usually are the first brands that pay them to the supermarket for that strategic place. At the bottom of the gondolas are usually the second brands, much cheaper, and in several cases even produced by first brands, but without marketing budget to have presence on a gondola toe.
With inflation growing, another thing that usually happens in super is that the price of the gondola does not match that of the box, which may be higher. This happened to him and happens to this chronicler every time he goes shopping on any of the big chains. The explanation they give is that they can increase up to a thousand prices in a single day. By doing so on a system, the boxes are updated on the spot, but the repositors do not supply with relabeling. So, it is advisable to pay close attention to the price of the gondola (and write down everything you are buying) and, when paying, compare it with the ticket. If there is a difference, which is the usual thing, you should go to customer support to get the difference back.
The person attending is accustomed to such claims (from consumers who realize, because most are passed), and in several chains they told me that they can have up to thirty of these claims per day. Each complaint takes at least 10 minutes because they need to check the price of gondola, calculate the difference, and make the return, so the customer service person today spends most of his time on these needs.
Consumer rights lawyers would have a picnic with millionaire lawsuits to supermarkets for saying a price on a gondola and charging a more expensive one in the box. The differences, in percentage, are huge: this chronicler spent buying a $8 pack of salt that was charged $12 and a package of cumin at $7.50 that charged $16. I mean, more than double. The top was on a tray of buttock milanese, which had the price tag on the package, and on the box they charged it more expensive: from $80 to $90 because he already had the barcode with the new price.
So fast prices are rising today in Argentina, many are increases “in doubt” that the dollar will soar. However, the currency calms down and prices do not fall. That is why stockpile wins the fixed term, and in Argentina today the new business lies in investing in tuna cans.
What is not convenient is to pay with credit and make revolving (pay the minimum), because there the total financial cost is in frank increase in hand with the rate hike.
Soy periodista de finanzas del diario El Cronista. Trabajo como columnista económico y de temas de consumo en Canal 9, donde participo del programa Amanecer y represento a "Economan", el superhéroe del ahorro, en Bendita TV: Soy perito mercantil del Carlos Pellegrini y licenciado en Ciencias de la Comunicación en la UBA (aproveché la educación pública gratuita a full). Hice la maestría en dirección de empresas en la UADE, pero no piensen que pagué un peso. Me gané esa beca que dan a periodistas y la hice gratis (aunque me costó mucho recibirme). Me dicen economista, pero soy un "maestrando" en Dirección de Empresas, un magister, o sea, no sólo tengo título de grado sino también de posgrado. Perdón: tengo una maestría, que es más que un posgrado. Y todo gratarola.