I'm not siding anyone here, but my simple mind simply confuse over the whole episode here .. so I would like to gather more facts before I continue to doubt my IQ level ...
1) With all due respect, CASSA -- I think is suppose to protect Consumer right, now also include small traders? From a consumer point of view I thought that Tesco open 24/7 is good bcos we got another choice. If we consumer don't like it, simply don't patronise, if Tesco cannot sustain I think they will opt to change then .
2) By opening 24/7, I think Tesco just extending their current business hour from 10pm to 10am, are those small sundry shops also open during that hour? How about 7-11, are they not a threat? From macro economy point of view, isn't this indirectly create more job opportunities, and for those who don't want to join the mad traffic in normal hour they can now come to shop at wee hour, isn't it a good thing?
3) I think the earlier story regarding USJ's Giant having their goods with different price tag is more guilty than Tesco 24/7 act, and so far their PR official does not even care to give any clarification as in the first incident. With the photo evident presented in the thread, CASSA had more reason to defense consumer right in this case. (I cannot locate the particular thread in this forum anymore, can someone show the ponter?)
In most cases, I think competition is good for consumer, included this case. I'm not here to pick a bone on anyone, but please help to enlightened ignorant me ..
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