News
Krónan Has A Problem With ASÍ Grocery Price Survey

Krónan Has A Problem With ASÍ Grocery Price Survey

Published February 15, 2013

The purchasing manager for Krónan has spoken out against the findings of a report released by the Icelandic Federation of Labour (ASÍ) yesterday, RÚV reports.
As the Grapevine reported, food prices have risen steadily over the past five months since ASÍ conducted its last survey of grocery prices, with fruits and vegetables and meat products experiencing the greatest price increases.
Sigurður Markússon, Krónan’s purchasing manager, claims that there are many errors in ASÍ’s survey implementation, which are conducted by ‘secret shoppers.’
“Firstly, they keep the surveys a secret so that we don’t have the chance to offer an explanation,” he said, adding that at the time of one survey an item might be on sale, but that the next time ASÍ visits the sale may have ended, so the price difference is significant. He also noted that the first quarter of the year is always the most expensive, as all fruits and vegetables are being imported at this time.
Related:
Food Prices In Iceland Continue To Rise



News
More Large Unions Joining Strike

More Large Unions Joining Strike

by

About 56,000 additional workers may strike next month, as management continues to resist worker demands for better pay and better

News
Ten Charged With Hate Speech Towards LGBT Community

Ten Charged With Hate Speech Towards LGBT Community

by

LGBT rights group Samtökin ’78 has filed charges of hate speech against 10 individuals, for comments they made about gay

News
Former Interior Minister: “Should Have Resigned” Sooner

Former Interior Minister: “Should Have Resigned” Sooner

by

Former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir has returned to parliament, after being away since last November, when she

News
Summer Storm Warning In Effect

Summer Storm Warning In Effect

by

The current weather gives little indication that we celebrated the first day of summer last week, with strong winds across

News
Basque Now Free To Visit Westfjords Without Being Murdered

Basque Now Free To Visit Westfjords Without Being Murdered

by

Visitors to Iceland from Basque country can rest easy knowing a medieval pronouncement to kill all Basque in the Westfjords

News
Icelander Wanted By Interpol

Icelander Wanted By Interpol

by

An Icelander has once again made it into Interpol’s wanted fugitives list, and this time not for economic crimes. RÚV

Show Me More!