ECONOMY

National price monitor to start in July

Ten information kiosks offering consumers comparative data on 160 supermarket products will be set up around Greece in July in a move the government says will help better inform shoppers. At a press conference held yesterday, Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis said the comparative data, which will also be available on the Internet, will cover a larger range of products by the end of the year in a project costing 1.8 million euros. ‘With the operation of this system, we are informing consumers about the prices of services and products so that they can make better choices,’ said the minister. ‘Secondly, the Development Ministry will have a clearer picture of statistical indices to better monitor market trends and detect distortions.’