"Food": small traders are working to reduce the profit margin after the competition of trade chainsVisits : 60

Ashraf Hosni, a member of the Cairo Chamber of Commerces food division, said small traders are working to reduce their profit margins due to the huge competition with chains and malls.

He added that chains and malls have a great deal to negotiate with suppliers and producers and get goods at discounted prices because they contract very large quantities of basic commodities and therefore impose their conditions on suppliers unlike small traders.