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Coronavirus: Hong Kong shoppers hit by inflation-busting price rises at Wellcome and ParknShop, Consumer Council study finds

Higher shopping bills are squeezing Hong Kong households during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the city’s consumer watchdog revealing inflation-busting price increases of up to a third on goods at Wellcome and ParknShop supermarkets.The average cost of a basket of 230 items sold in 2020 at the city’s two dominant supermarkets increased 1.9 per cent on the previous year, exceeding the 0.3 per cent inflation rate, according to the Consumer Council’s annual survey released on Thursday.Canned food,…

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