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Retailers gear for shutdown The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Wholesalers and retailers have scrambled to adjust their inventory and logistics strategies to ensure that they have adequate supplies of consumer goods and foods and don't need to raise prices during the "Bangkok shutdown" planned by anti-government forces next Monday.

Speaking after a meeting with wholesalers, retailers, fresh-market enterprises and modern traders, Yanyong Phuangrach, caretaker deputy commerce minister, insisted that retail stocks and prices would be kept under control by businesses while the capital city comes under siege.

The Commerce Ministry has also set up a centre designed to mitigate the impact on consumers during this unusual situation.

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