Handle9: That all sounds very nice and is fairly silly. It's of benefit to everyone for businesses that can continue to make reasonable profits to continue to do so. Profit allows them to pay their staff, pay their suppliers and moves money through the economy. This removes the burden from the taxpayer of paying their staff.
Supermarkets are going about their normal business in abnormal times. Profiteering is something else.
Sorry I should have said net profit, nobody is suggesting they should be making losses. The examples I have, and I did post but got no comment or response related to vegetables, with real world examples. The government has effectively removed competition within this market, and I believe that the supermarkets should move to reduce their net profit as the likes of market gardeners, butchers and other such examples have been closed.
Is $3.00 & $6.00 fair for something last week I paid $1.50 & $2.00 for respectively?