If your weekly trading account seems to go up, although the price of milk is holding steady, there’s a good reason for this. According to the controllers of the industry, British supermarkets responded to the British exit from the EU-induced inflation and to the weakening of the pound quietly Hiking the cost of a less regular purchases such as light bulbs, water filters and dental floss.
According to the office for National statistics, prices for food products increased in annual terms for the first time in almost three years. Comparison website MySupermarket.Ko.UK collected data from Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury, network, morrisons and ocado and found that while milk stood at £1 for four pints everywhere, the cost of dinner exotic fish has increased significantly since October last year.
“Things that grow in price more likely to be luxuries, such as fancy fish, decorative candles, or eclairs and donuts,” says Aisling lawless from MySupermarket.com.
“Customers are less likely to notice this growth because they don’t buy these things very often. But You will notice if milk is more expensive. You could even go to another supermarket to see if their milk is cheaper, and the seller may lose the client. Supermarkets raise the price insignificant, to avoid raising prices for goods”.
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Competition between the chains keep the lid on the cost of weekly staples, says lawless, but as the British exit from the EU will really start to bite, which may become unstable. Almost half of the products in UK supermarkets comes from abroad. “We hope that British-made products, such as milk will remain at the same price. But consumers should pay attention to the increase in prices for anything coming from outside the UK”.
This means not only cut tobacco – which increased in price by nearly 38% in the period between October and March or smoked fish, an increase of 7.3% over the same period. This also means the total fresh fruits and vegetables such as bananas, which increased in price by about 12% between January one and February. Poor growing conditions, for example, in southern Europe, which led to a shortage of iceberg lettuce in January and February, is also a factor.
Eggplant, meanwhile, 13.33% more than last fall. AU revoir, Ratatouille.