DTI invites consumers to avail of discount caravan

LAOAG CITY, May 23 (PIA) — The Department of Trade and Industry called on consumers to avail of offers of the discount caravan in the province.

The caravan rolled in Piddig, Bacarra, and Laoag and it will end its product sale on June 23 in Batac City in time for the Empanada Festival.

The caravan is selling marked down school items and basic goods in two towns including this city and has generated nearly P50,000 in sales since it started early this month.

The Diskwento Caravan gathered together at least three major product distributors selling a variety of goods from school supplies, canned goods, noodles, cooking oil, bar and fragrant soap and laundry powder among other basic items.

The goods were sold to consumers with a marked down price of up to 50 percent; prices lower than those sold in groceries and department stores.

Remedios Sasutil of DTI Ilocos Norte said the caravan intended to cover major towns and cities and provide relief to parents who are on a look out for quality and affordable school supplies.

She said the caravan has generated some P47, 261 in sales in three product roll out. In Piddig, the caravan generated P6, 438 in sales, followed by Laoag with sales of P16,832 and Bacarra with P23,991.

The Diskwento Caravan: Balik Eskwela edition is meant to ease consumers’ burden of rising prices of basic necessities and school supplies in time for school opening in June.

A variety of products from school supplies, school uniforms, kid’s leather shoes and school bags, canned goods, processed meat, bread, cooking oil and detergent soaps have been selected in the product offering. (ANL/CCA-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte)

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