Advanced search

Price increase at Aldi?

(145 Posts)
onlyslightlyinterested Sat 04-Feb-17 20:21:23

I did my weekly shop in Aldi today, and was gobsmacked when I got to the checkout. About£12 more than normal! No special buys. The only difference was, I had to get frozen veggies, as there were hardly any fresh. I was going to buy fresh salmon, but it was£4.99! Has anyone else noticed a steady increase in the price?

MillionToOneChances Sat 04-Feb-17 20:26:04

What percentage increase is that? Could well be simply due to the exchange rate differences sad

monsterbookofty Sat 04-Feb-17 20:33:06

Same here! It came to £64 and I only had £54 for the week, hence going to Aldi.

onlyslightlyinterested Sat 04-Feb-17 20:35:24

20% increase! Absolutely stunned! A change of supermarket me thinks

SerialReJoiner Sat 04-Feb-17 20:36:29

I feel that Lidl is cheaper - I'm sure the opposite was true a couple of years ago.

enfru Sat 04-Feb-17 20:37:54

I don't have an Aldi or Lidl nearby so use Asda and was going to buy a pack of salmon containing 3 fillets- before Christmas it was around £3.70 today it was £5.48 I think def over £5 and it isn't priced on weight

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 04-Feb-17 20:39:04

Food is going up quite rapidly, so even the budget supermarkets will be increasing their prices. A combination of poor exchange rates and trouble with supply. I think Spanish imports are particularly hard hit. Did they have any courgettes or iceberg lettuce?

MongerTruffle Sat 04-Feb-17 20:41:36

Aldi import a lot of their products from continental Europe, so it could be to do with the exchange rate?

FlouncingInAWinterWonderland Sat 04-Feb-17 20:43:45

A lot of Aldi and Lidl prices seam to have gone up post Christmas. Stuff that was under a pound is now £1.09. Things like basmati i'm sure was £1.45 a bag and now it was something like £1.80.

onlyslightlyinterested Sat 04-Feb-17 20:44:31

No lettuce, broccoli, celery or green beans. And a scrum over the veg freezer. Gutted, I bloody love Aldi!

chasingrainbows27 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:50:09

Veg shortage... it's all over the news.

Specifically on lettuce, broccoli etc

MongerTruffle Sat 04-Feb-17 20:50:32

No lettuce, broccoli, celery or green beans.

You'll struggle to find them regardless of which supermarket you go to.

chasingrainbows27 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:51:03

Crunchymum Sat 04-Feb-17 20:54:09

Sainsburys is awful. I'm talking between 10-30p increase on almost everything I normally shop for.

Mince up by 20p, spring onions up by 10p, cucumber up by 10p, chicken breasts up by 30p.

It all adds up.

onlyslightlyinterested Sat 04-Feb-17 20:55:19

I'm aware of the veg shortage, and bought frozen instead. I was just surprised at the price increase, much more than last week

TigerSinging Sat 04-Feb-17 20:59:03

Spring onions up by 10p shock.

I don't buy veg from Aldi anyway. They're always tasteless (or even rotting inside - peppers!)

Dawndonnaagain Sat 04-Feb-17 20:59:30

Petrol has gone up significantly, too.

MomOfTwins2 Sat 04-Feb-17 21:02:00

I know this is not food, but I found out yesterday that Halfords, who used to fit windscreen wipers for free, is now charging £4 to fit.

dementedma Sat 04-Feb-17 21:02:31

I got all my green veg in Aldi no problem. Broccoli, spinach, kale, mangetout etc.

But yes, salmon fillet prices have rocketed.

MrGrumpy01 Sat 04-Feb-17 21:09:05

I too have noticed a lot of things in Sainsburys inctmreasing so it wouldn't surprise me if this was across the board.

Dh tends to do the Aldi shop so I don't keep tabs on that as much.

Madbengalmum Sat 04-Feb-17 21:13:20

Farmed salmon is more expensive because there is a disease that has affected alot of the farms and production is lower,similar problems with the veg in the supply of it.

LemonyFresh Sat 04-Feb-17 21:14:50

Yes we noticed that today. The big cartons of juice have gone up quite a bit and there was not much veg or salad.

NotSayingImBatman Sat 04-Feb-17 21:16:51

Ours were charging £1.19 for lettuces that were 35p a couple of weeks ago shock I know there's a shortage, but that seemed pretty shocking.

Ta1kinPeace Sat 04-Feb-17 21:33:13

The word you are looking for is Brexit ....

the UK voted to leave the EU free market
the pound dropped 18%
prices will rise by around 12%

once exit is complete and customs rules kick in, prices will rise by another 15%

entirely predicted

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 04-Feb-17 21:37:19

Very true, it is only going to get more expensive. Better get used to eating seasonal produce. It's too cold for salads anyway.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: