Qatar chain store selling eggs at 'subsidised rate'
To resolve the current shortage in the supply of eggs,
Al-Meera, chain of co-operative stores is selling a tray of 30 eggs at QR15.75
Due to the ban on the import of eggs on account of
bird flu, a shortage became apparent. Normally a tray of 30 eggs costs around
QR23.75 (€4.43), and are mainly from Jordan and Egypt.
The subsidised rate has become possible, due
the decision taken by the Al-Meera board chairman Abdullah al-Qahtani, in
agreement with the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
Arrangements have been made to maintain enough stock on a daily basis
in all the 26 outlets of Al-Meera. The sale is also being controlled by ensuring
that each family is able to buy one tray. Each egg displays the Al-Meera brand
as we as the price in order to prevent re-selling at a higher
â€œIt will be of great relief to the public in the current
hike in the prices of food products,â€ said Stefan Lucas, chief executive officer of the
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