PREMIER PROMISES TO GO AFTER 'DISGUSTING' PANDEMIC PRICE-GOUGERS
Mar 26, 2020
By Bob Komsic
A high-end grocer is apologizing after being called out by the premier for price-gouging during the pandemic.
”I have zero, zero tolerance for price gouging. I’m calling them out; Pusateri’s. I hear that they’re selling hand wipes for $30-a-tin? That’s disgusting,” said a furious Doug Ford.
”We have so many great companies, vast majority of companies around this province, around this country are trying to help people out.”
Ford says cabinet is preparing an order aimed at prohibiting price-gouging.
”We’re coming after you. We’re going to come after you hard. I’m going to protect the people of this province.”
Pusateri’s is apoligizing.
”While no excuse, our stores are facing immense pressure on all levels of operation. As a result of this mounting pressure, critical elements were overlooked including the incorrect pricing of this product,” said President and CEO Frank Luchetta.
Pusateri’s promises to refund anyone who bought the wipes and says it would be reviewing and adjusting the prices of any products it had ”improperly” listed.