Massy Stores has adjusted the cost of melongene at its supermarkets after mislabelled prices caused a stir on social media.
Photos shared across social media this week showed one melongene weighing 1.1 lbs priced at $74.02.
Speaking with reporters following the opening of its 22nd store on Wednesday, CEO Roxanne de Freitas said the error was fixed right away.
She said: “As soon as it was brought to our attention the products were all removed and the reality is we made a mistake with the pricing on that product. So the product was removed, it was re-priced and replaced.”
De Freitas noted, however, that the price of melongene has increased by around 100 per cent over the past month based on retail prices from NAMDEVCO.
According to Massy Stores mobile app, the current price of melongene is $30.39 per lb/$66.99 per kg at Massy Stores.
The Massy Stores CEO apologised for the distress the mislabelled vegetable caused.
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