Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party plans to use long-needed agency to bring down prices and improve quality.
But industry sources say they are doubtful that the discount supermarket chain will buy ailing food retailer.
The opening of the giant Grand Canyon complex two years ago created too much commercial space for the city, draining older malls of shoppers, tenants and revenue. And it’s only going to get worse.
Shoppers returned to malls during intermediate days of holiday.
Average bill down for fourth year running, with customers spending $88 on average.
Stung by losses from declining food spending, Israeli supermarket chains have given their traditional Passover discounting a miss.
They insist they didn't miss by all that much, and to the extent that they did, it wasn't their fault.
Prices are dropping because Israeli consumers are in dire financial straits and world commodities prices are lower.
Both sectors promised to offset declines in mainstream sales, but Supersol and Mega have found the going tough.
It isn’t that luxury is louche, it’s that people are sick of being exploited, say discount barons Avi Katz and Rami Levy.