27 Feb '14, 4am

Many stores have marked down corners where they sell goods, including produce that are very near their expiration...

Many stores have marked down corners where they sell goods, including produce that are very near their expiration...

MALAYSIA - Many stores have marked down corners where they sell goods, including produce that are very near their expiration date. It is a common practice but is it acceptable, or is it a question of catering to consumers? In the current situation of rising costs, some consumers think about ways to cut down on expenses especially when out grocery shopping. The prudent customer will naturally look out for bargains, even if it means shopping at the mark-down corners. S. Nicklous likes to keep an eye open for good bargains but he will not buy rotten items. He often scouts for discounts on imported wagyu. He last bought wagyu steak for RM19 (S$7) compared to the original price of RM60 at a supermarket. "Most of us do buy meat and place it in the freezer. "During this process, the meat would have passed the expiry date. "However, I am careful when choosing the meat," said Nickl...

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