By: Jeffery Wu and Frances Huang
Taipei, April 3 (CNA) More than 98 percent of consumers said they are feeling the pinch
of recent hikes in food prices, according to the results of a survey released by group purchasing website ihergo (愛合購) on Monday.
Among the survey’s 644 valid questionnaires collected in March, 98.8 percent of respondents said their spending on food and beverages has gone up as vendors have raised their product prices, ihergo said.
Food prices have been on the rise in Taiwan in recent months, in particular after the government implemented new work rules in December that gave employers less flexibility to arrange work schedules and added to their labor costs. [FULL STORY]