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Many F&B outlets raised Tiger beer prices above excise increase, Case survey finds

Published on Mar 12, 2014 2:46 PM
 
 People drinking beer at a coffeeshop in Smith Street. A survey into purported unfair beer pricing found that of 16 food and beverage outlets in Singapore, only three did not raise prices above the calculated excise increase stated by the Ministry of Finance. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

A survey into purported unfair beer pricing found that of 16 food and beverage outlets in Singapore, only three did not raise prices above the calculated excise increase stated by the Ministry of Finance.

Although the calculated increase for the price of a a 633ml bottle of Tiger beer was about 40 cents, the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) discovered that many vendors were found to have increased the price above that limit.

One was even found to have upped the price by $1.30.

Case officers carried out the survey over the past two weeks, posing as customers at outlets in areas such as Serangoon, Bedok, Yishun, Hougang and Ang Mo Kio.

 
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