A small increase in food prices in Russia before the New year will be traditional, said the head of FAS Igor Artemyev. He noted that this is due to the increasing demand.
MOSCOW, 17 Dec. The Federal Antimonopoly service of a traditional small growth of prices for food in Russia before the New year, but will follow up on this, stated the head of FAS Igor Artemyev.
“As for the New year — always has been, at all times, and in the Soviet Union, and now (some increase in food prices before the New year — ed.) Just increases the demand, people want to congratulate each other — they are buying champagne, food, tangerines, Olivier. We can not do without it. It’s our tradition, so naturally the prices are a little bit to grow”, — he said.
“But we’ll have to watch that. And there, where they are going to increase sharply, there we will come over and ask what happened? Explain please, and here’s the trade law, and that antitrust law, and so on. This is especially true of trading networks”, — added the head of FAS.