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Price increase at Aldi?

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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

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/38851097?client=safari

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.

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