Is it irresponsible to cut the prices of popular products?
“Tesco today found itself under siege from both sweet-toothed shoppers and horrified anti-obesity experts after slashing the price of chocolate bars to 20p. In a move to win back customers following a Christmas slump, the supermarket chain has slashed the price of five-packs of Snickers, KitKat Chunky, Twix, Mars and Bounty to just £1. The deal means each bar costs just 20p – while bars sold individually in the shop can cost up to 54p.”
And the reaction?
” To have this kind of promotion at this time when obesity is such as problem is frankly totally irresponsible,’ said National Obesity Forum spokesman Tam Fry. (Great surname…DV)
Tesco is not forcing anyone to buy chocolate, a little self control will suffice. I really don’t see why this is a big deal either way! Chocolate lovers get a bargain – that is surely a good thing for them. But the Health Nazis are never far away.