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2008/05/16 19:48:50 (permalink)
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Supermarket food prices have gone barmy

£5.79 a kilo for chicken at Tesco before Christmas. End of April it's £6.79. Start of May it's £6.99. Last night it was £7.09. (I can buy it in Booker for £3.60 a kilo, and from my local butcher for £2.90 a kilo).

Sirloin up from £8.99 to £12.99 a kilo in the same time frame.

Pork chops - mostly bone and fat - frickin £6.99 a kilo up from £5.99.

Bloody ugli fruit-type things up to over a quid each from 50p (they're 50p a kilo in Russia and the missus is addicted to them - a kilo here is about £30).

Never thought I'd say this, but I will do all my shopping at Aldi from now on.

This is simply a p1ss take.
post edited by rightyho - 2008/05/16 19:49:24
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    Ak_88
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 19:50:36 (permalink)
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    Eggs have gone up 50p for 15 in the last few months as well.
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 19:53:55 (permalink)
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    How muc is chicken in Aldi?
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 19:54:30 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Ak_88

    Eggs have gone up 50p for 15 in the last few months as well.

    And milk. And those sachets of microwave rice - I crack up at the price of them - up from 99p to £1.79 in five months. And bacon (missus). And cheese (missus).

    Only thing cheap in there is diet lemonade - down from 79p to 49p for some reason, so I bought about 40 bottles.
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 19:58:53 (permalink)
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    we have noticed this too, long gone is the 3kg of pasta for £1
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 19:59:01 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: rightyho


    ORIGINAL: Ak_88

    Eggs have gone up 50p for 15 in the last few months as well.

    And milk. And those sachets of microwave rice - I crack up at the price of them - up from 99p to £1.79 in five months. And bacon (missus). And cheese (missus).

    Only thing cheap in there is diet lemonade - down from 79p to 49p for some reason, so I bought about 40 bottles.

    Diet lemonade, yuck! I don't know if I'm going off on a tangent here, but diesel has gone up by 5p since this time last week at the same petrol station, I've been watching it, this is the biggest jump I've seen so far.
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:00:17 (permalink)
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    I've heard many people comment about this when I've been shopping this week. Can't say I notice as I just throw what I want in my trolley but I did spot manuka honey was £2 more but couldn't be 100% sure
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:00:28 (permalink)
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    I`ve noticed our weekly shopping bill has gone up £8-£10 taking it to around the £60 mark.

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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:04:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: H20

    I`ve noticed our weekly shopping bill has gone up £8-£10 taking it to around the £60 mark.

    Prior to getting with my missus, I used to spend about a fiver a week in the shops as most of my food came free from gym customers who have various businesses, etc.

    However, she was getting through about £40 a week before Christmas in stuff like smoked sausage, parma ham, strange-looking pickles in jars, etc - typical Russian foods strangely enough.

    That £40 is now about £55 a week - still small potatoes compared to what a family has to spend but a ridiculous indication of inflation.

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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:08:58 (permalink)
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    We pretty much have a set list with the odd thing we don`t buy every week like toothpaste etc, there`s only two of us ( a dog and two cats) so it must hit some bigger families pretty hard I would imagine.

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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:27:08 (permalink)
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    The cost of Diesel has gone up around 20% in the last few months and this has put a massive strain on road haulage cost. Food and most good are getting hit by this cost due to this.

    This Goverment is killing Road Haulage in the UK and everyones footing the bill in the process
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:29:31 (permalink)
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    £3.20 for 5 large baked potatos in Asda today!

    Gunna shop in Aldi too mate!
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:30:56 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Trident

    The cost of Diesel has gone up around 20% in the last few months and this has put a massive strain on road haulage cost. Food and most good are getting hit by this cost due to this.

    This Goverment is killing Road Haulage in the UK and everyones footing the bill in the process

    True diesel price hikes are getting passed straight on to the consumer mate but the proportion of price increase far exceeds the proportionate rise in diesel which, granted is adding a fair bit to the prices.

    Why can't this be France where we march on Downing Street and throw rotten cheeses and decaying animal carcasses at the "government"?

    Something has to give soon - food, diesel, mortgage renewals, tax band adjustments.

    Balloon.

    Pop.

    Poverty.
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:33:16 (permalink)
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    I was thinking about this and was considering starting a website called the big 3,so you boycott,tesco and sainburys,then esso,bp,shell and the top three bank withdraw your account,if everyone did this the big 3 the leaders would be forced to slam the prices down,then everyone else will follow suit we need to use our money to show them we give them the money we are in control
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:34:01 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Trident

    The cost of Diesel has gone up around 20% in the last few months and this has put a massive strain on road haulage cost. Food and most good are getting hit by this cost due to this.

    This Goverment is killing Road Haulage in the UK and everyones footing the bill in the process



    I know what you mean Tri, I went to get some petrol today and blow my tires up ( 50p the cheeky gits) my petrol was £1.09 per litre, the diesel was £1.25 biggest difference I`ve seen around here.

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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:35:41 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: knoxville

    I was thinking about this and was considering starting a website called the big 3,so you boycott,tesco and sainburys,then esso,bp,shell and the top three bank withdraw your account,if everyone did this the big 3 the leaders would be forced to slam the prices down,then everyone else will follow suit we need to use our money to show them we give them the money we are in control

    I had the boycott idea last night, too.
    No one shop at one store until they stop taking the p1ss because they most certainly are capitalising on the economic situation.

    Do the same with fuel firms too.

    Then do the same with the "government" and just vote for anyone else - they can't do as bad a job.
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:40:30 (permalink)
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    YEah people knock the french for the blockades but good on them at least they make a stand ,how come everyone you speak to is peeed off and yet it remains
    recession my if you believe that,its the fat cats milking us yet again,utilities,telecoms,energy,all report record profits again(which is clearly a fiddled figure anyways,not inc the big back handers and tax breaks
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:46:40 (permalink)
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    It would be interesting to know how much if any of these increases are being passed on to the producer??
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:49:46 (permalink)
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    its not the supermarket fault though.

    the euro to sterling ratio is very poor.
    world demand has increased. chine, india have more money thus can buy foods we want. so the people selling the food can sell it on to the highest bidder.
    harvests could have been better as well.

    poor harvest on wheat, directlyputs bread prices up.
    however it also increase the price of animal feed. thus the price of chicken,beef goes up as well.

    clean dec of all foodproduct put prices up a bit. no more bad phospates, stabiliser etc increased the cost of food as well.
    no one want all these additivies, but they do help keep costs of food down.

    the price of foods will go up a bit in the coming months as well.
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    RE: Supermarket food prices have gone barmy 2008/05/16 20:50:43 (permalink)
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    Yes, I'm rather suspicious about these price increases.

    It seems as though we've been getting buttered up for this for sometime now, and I smell foul play.

    Every little helps my arse.
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