UK supermarket chain ASDA has increased the price of its own-label fruit, vegetables and meat by up to 25p in just one week. It’s not the first time, either – ASDA has hiked its prices twice within two weeks.
And that means increased costs for its customers.
The folks over at The Sun have analysed the cost of some of the supermarket’s items, and found that at least 12 staples are more expensive, with costs increasing as much as 25 per cent compared to last week.
The biggest offender was Broccoli – last week costing just 55p and this week increased to 65p. That’s a price hike of 18.2% in a single week. It seems as though fresh fruit and veg is the biggest offender across the board, with loose onions bumped by 15p and a punnet of cherries by 20p.
Here’s the full list of figures:
|Smoked Gammon Joint 750G||£2.65||£2.90||25p||9.4%|
|Unsmoked Gammon Joint 750G||£2.65||£2.90||25p||9.4%|
|Closed Cup Mushrooms 250G||65p||70p||5p||9.2%|
|White Potatoes 2KG||£1||£1.20||20p||20%|
|Cherries Punnet 200G||£1.29||£1.49||20p||15.5%|
|Loose Conference Pears||48p||60p||12p||25%|
|5 Pack Bananas||90p||£1||10p||11.1%|
On top of these price increases, both ASDA and Sainsbury’s increased the prices of hundreds of their own-brand items across the store. Reports mention fish fingers, cereal and biscuits all going up in price.
A spokesperson for ASDA said: “Keeping prices low for customers is in our DNA and market data clearly shows we’ve been holding back inflation on commodity items.”
“Our customers can be assured that we’ll continue to invest in keeping prices low across both own brand and branded items, as evidenced by the Grocer 33 for the past 21 years.”
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