High Beer Prices Force Night Clubs To Lay Off Workers

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Sat, 04 May 2019 06:04:05 GMT
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High Beer Prices Force Night Clubs To Lay Off Workers

The recent hike in the price of beer has resulted in increased joblessness as sales volumes plummet.

In Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, beer selling outlets and night clubs have started laying off workers.

A manager of a local hotel who spoke to NewZimbabwe.com on condition of anonymity had this to say:

Since the latest beer increases, our daily beer sales have drastically gone down. On this other day, we sold only a crate of clear beer. Before this increment, we used to sell more than 30 crates a day.

An owner of a bottle store situated along the city’s Robert Mugabe Street, Jealous Ncube told NewZimbabwe.com that:

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The situation is very dire. I am now making a loss from my business because my monthly beer sales can no longer sustain my rentals and wages. A lot of my clients have switched to opaque beer and spirits.

The country largest beverages manufacturer, Delta Corporation over the weekend increased the prices of both clear and opaque beer by 20 per cent. This has resulted in patrons becoming involuntary teetotalers


More: NewZimbabwe.com



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