In the wake of the announced tax increase on cigarettes and alcohol in Egypt, two of Cairo’s biggest chain stores have responded in two very different ways.
The heroes at On the Run have announced that they will continue selling cigarettes at the ‘old’ prices, while supermarket chain, Metro, have just given up altogether and will no longer stock cigarettes at all – at least for the time being. Losers.
I’ve already parted with 20LE for a packet of Marlboro abyad this morning – I’m furious. It’d better be the best packet of cigarettes I’ve ever smoked.