October 7, 2022

Newsstand asks to resolve “chaos” due to lack of World Cup stickers

Buenos Aires (EFE).- The Union of Kiosqueros of the Argentine Republic (UKRA) asked the government to resolve the “chaos” caused by the lack of the Qatar 2022 World Cup tickets and the damage that, according to the entity , means that you can buy in supermarkets.

“We have 150,000 kiosks across the country, expecting that strawberry for dessert every four years. During the year we sell them the figurines (cards) that nobody knows. From UKRA we have asked the Trade Secretary to meet and to convene the company to find a channel for pre-complaint dialogue and all those steps. They did it and we appreciate it,” UKRA Vice President Adrián Palacios told El Destape Radio on Thursday.

The meeting took place this Wednesday and was attended by representatives of the newsstands, the Panini company and the Minister of Commerce.

“During the meeting, the company said they have the paper and ink to print, that’s not the problem. The theme is the 60 distributors who sit on top of the figurines and decide who they deliver the figurines to.

Adrian Palacios, UKRA Vice President.

For Palacios, the “problem” is that “for the first time in thirty years” cards can be bought in supermarkets, gas stations and virtual applications.

“They are three members of concentrated groups. That caused chaos, not just shortages, but economic chaos, the rise in prices of figurines in parallel markets,” he said.

Chaos due to lack of cards

In Argentina, it became a utopia to buy the official Qatar 2022 sticker packs from newsstands and that led to them being offered over the internet at a higher price than had been stipulated.

“Today the price difference is uncontrollable,” said Palacios, who said the UKRA offered the company at the meeting to make available the distributors of soft drinks and food they usually work with to ensure the cards reach the kiosks.

“We want our proposal to be registered with the secretariat and we are waiting for the answer,” he concluded.

Web Edition: Natalia Vargas

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