BANGKOK, 15 August 2011-The Commerce Ministry is hosting a big discount fair selling inexpensive household items and fresh food on the occasion of the 91st Anniversary of its establishment. The move is also aimed at helping Thai families cope with high cost of living.
Permanent Secretary for Commerce Yanyong Phuangrach said shoppers could expect to see a wide array of products which had been marked down below their market prices in order to ease household expenses for the Thai people.
Pork will be sold at 115 THB instead of 150 THB per kilogram. Chicken and N0.2 eggs will be reduced to 45-50 THB per kilogram and 90 THB per tray respectively. Farm and household items are expected to be lower than its original prices by 20-40%.
A bottle of palm oil will be sold at 37 THB while 1 kilogram of sugar will be 20 THB. Mr. Yanyong estimated that the fair would help shoppers save as much as 2.8 million THB on their expenses.
In addition, more discounts would be applied to over 11,101 supermarkets and retail stores across the country from 19-21 August. Over 6,000 items will be sold at a price lower than their original tags by 10-70%. Other deals and promotions will be offered on top of the discounts too. People are encouraged to visit any stores that display the Ministry’s banner which is written in Thai “The Ministry of Commerce’s Day 2011. Inexpensive products for the Thai people”.