30 Dec '13, 2am

Drinks in Malaysia set to be more expensive with edible ice costing more

Drinks in Malaysia set to be more expensive with edible ice costing more

PETALING JAYA - The rising prices of many things are snowballing into a major problem for food outlets who may in turn start raising their prices. The latest to announce a price rise are the edible ice makers. If eateries want to raise the price of drinks, then they may have now found the best excuse. From Wednesday, the price of a 50kg block of ice will be increased by RM2.50 (S$0.96), while a 10kg bag of tube ice will cost 50 sen more. Depending on location, a 50kg block is currently sold at around RM10, while a bag of tube ice goes for around RM3. This is according to an announcement by the Tube Ice Manufacturers of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Putrajaya on Tuesday. The 26-member association includes Atlas Edible Ice Sdn Bhd, a major player in many states. Food sellers have already been hit by the withdrawal of sugar subsidy and rising transports costs brought about by th...

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