Vendors at vegetable markets face daily losses with lack of storage facilities
With increasing temperatures, vendors at the popular Abu Hamour fruit and vegetable markets are seeking better storage facilities for perishable goods. Many of them have reported a daily loss of about 10-25% of the total goods, the Gulf Times has reported.
When JustHere visited the Kilo Market on Salwa Road last year, vendors complained of a similar issue. While a shed covers a major portion of the market, there are about five stalls that are still exposed. “We have requested Baladiya to put up a shed as the stock spoils if kept out in the sun for long, but they haven’t agreed. We don’t know why,” said a vendor. As a result, vendors close their counters by noon and open by 4pm to avoid spoilage, which is a loss of business, they added.