We’ve been contacted by several people who say they have seen Mendoza supermarket employees increasing prices on their products at least four days before the new increase in VAT in Spain goes into effect. Compare that with supermarkets like Carrefour, Mercadona and Eroski, who are not only not increasing their prices ahead of the increase in VAT but, in fact, they’re not increasing their prices at all. They’ve come out saying they will absorb the increase in VAT and keep their prices the same, thus helping their customers save money.
Mendoza compared to Mercadona, Carrefour and Eroski? Looks like it’s greed versus supermarkets that actually do care about their customers.
Let’s say we know where we’ll be shopping for groceries and it’s not likely to be Mendoza.