Fruit & Veg Will Stay

ALM Friday MarketThe Almuñécar Plenary Meeting of the Town Council on the 30th of last month rejected the call to forbid the sale of fruit and vegetables on the market stalls. However, according to the CA opposition party, this decision is prejudicial to local greengrocers.

The governing party, the PP, together with its coalition partners (Ciudadanos, Más and the IU) rejected the two amendments put forward by the CA, which were as follows.

A) Progressively reduce the number of stalls permitted at the Friday Market by eliminating a stall space when a stall holder no longer wants it and also preventing it being sold on to a third party.

B) The prohibition of the sale of fruit and vegetables on the Friday Market stalls, as the CA considers this unfair competition for local greengrocers and food shops.

Editorial comment: If there is an unfair competition in Almuñécar it is the Fería del Día, but, of course, as the Town Hall rakes in money from this and the people that participate with stalls are political parties and  Easter Brotherhoods, you will not hear Benavides or any other party leader call for it to be stopped.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)



  1 comment for “Fruit & Veg Will Stay

  1. February 4, 2020 at 11:21 am

    We should add that the greatest onslaught on the sales of small greengrocers and food shops is not somebody on a stall for a few hours each Friday, but rather the big supermarket chains, present in Almuñécar and along the coast, which are open six days a week for over 12 hours each day… selling fruit & veg, as well as fish, which is in direct competition of the Municipal Market, as well.Did somebody mention that at the said Plenary Meeting?

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