Consumers’ Federation INKA calls for products boycott due to high prices

Feb 8, 2023

Greece’s General Federation of Consumers INKA has called for a boycott of certain food products as a protest reaction to the high food prices, especially milk.

In an announcement published on Wednesday, INKA said that the boycott follows consumers’ demand.

The boycott is  for all diary products, domestic or imported, including milk, cheese and yogurt.

The protest action has a duration of one week, staring on February 13 and ending on February 20, 2023.

“We ask consumers/citizens to not buy these products for a week. We are the power of the market…let us take care of our wallets and our pockets, let us protect the income that some want to steal without an ounce of logic or morality, as they are simultaneously reducing the quantities in the same product packages,” INKA said in its statement.

Greeks have been exposed to constant price increases and smaller products packages sold at the previous or even higher price for almost a year.

Every weekly visit to supermarket is a horror as they have to dig deeper in their pockets.

The so-called “household basket” – a list of some 55 items covering basic needs in food & household products with alleged controlled prices- has turned into a joke as it contains house brands at 95% and consumers often find products outside the list at cheaper prices.

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