Mérida, Yucatan — Inspectors from the Federal Consumer Prosecutor (Profeco) have placed suspension seals on two Coppel stores in the city of Mérida for violating coronavirus restrictions and price hiking.
Inspectors from la Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Profeco) placed the seals Monday after both were found operating after the state government instructed the closure of all non-essential stores. Profeco also identified that the two Coppel stores, out of the nine they inspected, failed to honor product prices as exhibited in their store brochures. They were also accused of managing promotions with restrictions that were not obvious to the consumer.
Mérida Profeco head Sisely Burgos Cano said that they will continue to monitor businesses, verifying their commercial behavior as well as compliance regarding non-essential activities. The Government of Yucatan has sanctioned non-essential businesses for continuing to operate during this period.