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Profeco reports Walmart with highest basic basket food prices across Mexico

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Walmart Mexico has been highlighted as having the highest food prices around the country. According to the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco), the purchase of 24 basic basket items cost more at Walmart than any other store.

According to the Federal Consumer Attorney David Aguilar Romero, “Walmart remains the chain of supermarkets and food distribution centers with the highest prices in the entire country, although below the maximum price of 1,039 pesos agreed last year,” the agency said in their report.

When announcing the weekly Who’s Who in Basic Necessity Prices report, the head of Profeco mentioned that a Walmart location in Pachuca, Hidalgo, presented the highest price of 1,031 pesos followed by another Walmart location in Miguel Hidalgo of Mexico City for 1,027 pesos.

Other Walmart chain stores with high prices were Walmart in Saltillo, Coahuila, at 1,024 pesos and Bodega Aurrera in Atizapán, State of Mexico for 1,022 pesos for the same grocery items.

The 24 items purchases ranged from a kilo of beef to vegetable oil, fruits and vegetable, rice, sugar, beans, eggs, soap, tuna, pork, bread, milk, pasta, toilet paper, chicken and tortillas.

He pointed out that during their last review of food prices for the Profeco basket, Walmart repeatadly came out with the highest prices with expection to Walmart in Tlaxcala, a Bodega Aurrera Bosque in Victoria, Guadalajara, Centro Saltillo and a Tijunana location.

In Quintana Roo, Walmart Colonia Centro in Cancun was deemed the most expensive in the state with 972.00 pesos for the same basic food basket. According to Profeco, the lowest prices in the state was found at Soriana Híper Colonia Ejido in Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen) Quintana Roo at 807.00 pesos.