Consumer Council of Zimbabwe flags shocking price hikes

The Consumer Council of Zimbabwe has raised concerns over incessant basic commodity price hikes which have seen the low income monthly food basket, for a family of six shoot to over $1 500 from $971 b...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 October 2019


Consumers demand price cuts

CONSUMERS have called on the business community to reduce prices in line with the decline in exchange rates and implored Government to create a framework that guides pricing based on productive fundam...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 September 2019


Telecoms operators urged to take consumers' grievances seriously

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director-general Gift Machengete has said telecoms operators should take consumers' grievances seriously so that they improve on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 June 2019


Consumers appeal for protection against wave of pricing in forex

THE Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) has appealed for urgent Government intervention in protecting consumers against the tide of foreign currency pricing of goods and services at a time when a major...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 January 2019


Consumer Protection Bill gazetted

Government has gazetted the Consumer Protection Bill which seeks to protect consumers of goods and services against unnecessary price increases by businesses.The Bill, now cited as the Zimbabwe Consum...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 January 2019


Potraz intensifies consumer awareness campaigns

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has increased visibility in most rural areas, after canvassing the country's 10 provinces, teaching mobile network providers' consume...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 September 2018


'Airtime tax hurting consumers'

POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director general, Dr Gift Machengete, has called for increased collaboration between policy makers and operators towards further...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 July 2018


Zim consumer goods imports plunge

Zimbabwe's consumer goods imports declined 34 percent during the period January to July 6 this year, as domestic consumption of locally produced goods surged, according to the latest statistics from t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018


Consumer spending continues growing

Zimbabwe consumer spending keeps growing, as demand for basic and fast-moving consumer to firm due to excessive monetary build up in the economy that is driving stronger demand for products, economic ...

By Business Weekly | Published: 13 July 2018


Mazoe bow to consumer pressure

THE Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited have bowed to consumer pressure announcing on Wednesday that they will soon "return" the original Mazoe recipes for all flavours."We have listened ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018


Schweppes responds to Mazoe consumer backlash

SCHWEPPES Zimbabwe Limited and Coca-Cola Zimbabwe have allayed fears the ingredients they use to produce beverages are a health hazard.Schweppes Zimbabwe has recently faced consumer backlash following...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018


Potraz intensifies consumer awareness campaigns

THE sprawling suburb of Sakubva in Mutare and Nyanga township will be a hive of activity today and tomorrow when the Postal and Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) host a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 June 2018


Retailers launch consumer price index

THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has launched a retail price index to assist consumers to shop wisely. In a statement yesterday, CZR said the facility would be available on the organisati...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 May 2018


Retailers battle for consumers

RETAILERS, who are currently under fire for exploiting consumers through extortionate pricing, are now battling to fire-sell their products by offering promotions. Consumers have largely boycotted maj...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 January 2018


Consumer goods prices continue to soar

Zimbabwe consumer prices are surging as basics mark their fastest rise this year, with experts blaming the rise on profiteering by retailers.The price of beef soared month-on-month to $7,50 per kg thi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2017


Consumer council slams retailers

THE Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) yesterday slammed retailers for increasing prices of some basic commodities without justification.In an interview with The Herald, CCZ executive director Ms Rose...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2017


Consumer basket declines

The consumer basket for a family of six has marginally decreased by 0.67 per cent to $588.07 in June from $592.97 due to a minimal decline of prices of goods in the basket in June.According to the Con...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 July 2014


Zim economy faces slumping consumer demand

Economy Faces Slumping Consumer Demand and DeflationBy Godfrey Marawanyika and Brian Latham April 06, 2014      Zimbabwe's economy is suffering from a slump in consumer spending a...

By Bloomberg News | Published: 08 April 2014


Zim aligns Consumer Price Index with region

Zimbabwe is remodeling the consumer price index in line with regional practices in a bid to increase regional integration.The new consumer price index will have new weights and a new classification d...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 March 2014


Consumers owe Zesa $818 million

National power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa) says it is owed $818 million by consumers - including government, domestic and commercial users.It said the unpaid bills were hampering its operations and v...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 February 2014


Zim consumers struggling to repay consumer debt

The low disposable incomes that more than three quarters of the population in Zimbabwe receive has seen most consumers acquiring consumer credits from the retail sector but as a result of their depres...

By bh24 | Published: 05 December 2013


'Consumer spend to remain constrained,' says Zireva

OK Zimbabwe CEO Willard Zireva told analysts yesterday that the liquidity crunch will worsen in the short term and business activity is not expected to improve for the remainder of the year as consum...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2013


ZETDC urges consumers to pay bills

Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company has urged consumers to pay their bills to ensure uninterrupted supplies.ZESA slashed domestic debts by $160 for every household while writing...

By New Ziana | Published: 23 September 2013


China VAT hike to hit Zim consumers

China's decision to place a 6% VAT charge on freight and related costs is going to have an impact on the importing price from China.The new Chinese policy means that all freight charges paid in Chin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 September 2013


Consumer credit driving consumer expenditure

Introduction of the multi-currency regime evidently brought stability in the country and also boosted consumer confidence.In as much as multi-currencies regime are a significant contributor to the dr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 September 2013

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