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AbsentmindedWoman Fri 13-Oct-17 18:11:01

I do a fair bit of my grocery shopping at Aldi and Lidl, but dip into all the big stores very regularly as well for certain items I like when they are on offer to stock up, and also for yellow sticker bargains.

My bill has gone up by about a quarter in the last six months or so for the same products. Aldi and Lidl don't seem all that cheap anymore - although to be fair I don't know what doing my 'main' shop at Sainsbury's or Tesco or Morrisons.

I'm a little shocked at just how quickly the prices are going up. I knew they were going to rise but kind of expected a much more gradual increase. Silly me.

Has anyone else felt like this? Or does anyone else feel alarmed at not knowing when prices will level out and slow down?

Raver84 Fri 13-Oct-17 18:17:09

I shop in the same way as you do. Whilst I haven't noticed aldi price rises I was in sainsburys recently and prices were not just a few pennies more but 50p or more on some really basic items. I won't go there now so stick with aldi and the occasional tesco trip

TheQueenOfWands Fri 13-Oct-17 18:18:50

Yup.

The last year is the poorest I've ever been. If prices go up much more I'll be properly scared.

ReinettePompadour Fri 13-Oct-17 18:20:02

I haven't noticed Aldi prices going up but I certainly have in Tesco. I bought a few ingredients that I always buy on payday and last month I paid less than £19 but this month its gone up to £24 for the same 8 products.

bianglala Fri 13-Oct-17 18:20:36

I blame Brexit.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 13-Oct-17 18:20:58

unfortunately a drop in the value of the pound has triggered a rise in inflation. One of the Brexit consequences Im afraid.

MongerTruffle Fri 13-Oct-17 18:21:06

The cost of imported food will have risen most because the value of the pound has fallen.

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 13-Oct-17 18:21:30

Its is because after the referendum vote the pound has plummeted against the other currencies thus affecting prices. It will only get worse once Brexit actually happens.

tulippa Fri 13-Oct-17 18:21:45

Yes lots of things going up. Especially butter - seems to go up by 10p every week.

rosesarered9 Fri 13-Oct-17 18:22:02

This is what 52% of the electorate voted for.

Lonelynessie Fri 13-Oct-17 18:22:36

Yes agreed, my weekly shop has risen by around £30/£40 at least - and yet we buy all the same things. I shop at Sainsbury's and have just this week switched over to Aldi to see if I can make any savings. I've also had this chat with my friends and my mum and they have all said the same - it's really shot up.

gamerchick Fri 13-Oct-17 18:23:53

Who wants to count how long this turns into a hysterical flinging drinks in people's faces because leavers are killing their kids brexit thread?

LakieLady Fri 13-Oct-17 18:26:07

I was in Tesco earlier and I was thinking of starting a thread on this very subject.

The milk we used to get was £1.50 for 2 litres. We stopped buying it when it went up to £1.75, just a couple of weeks ago. Today it was £1.80. Teabags, which used to be under £5 for 240 are now £5.80. A jar of Bisto Best gravy powder is now £2, and I'm sure it was around £1.50 last time I bought some. And butter is getting so dear I'm contemplating a bit of ninja milking (plenty of dairy farms round my way) and churning my own.

God knows how they come to the conclusion that inflation is running at 3%, it must have masses on non-food stuff in the notional shopping basket that they use.

threadarick Fri 13-Oct-17 18:27:48

Yep. Brexit.

It’s like being on a very slow, sinking ship.

God knows how people will feel in a few years with their wonderful liberation when they can’t afford to do boring things like eat, or have healthcare.

ilovesooty Fri 13-Oct-17 18:28:11

As others said, a result of the leave vote.

MiddlingMum Fri 13-Oct-17 18:30:27

Yes, I've noticed it. We are fortunate in that we can comfortably afford the extra, but several items which have been the same for ages have suddenly gone up.

I hope the people who voted leave are happy to pay the difference, and are fully supporting their local food banks.

LoudBatPerson Fri 13-Oct-17 18:30:59

As others have said, the downturn in the value of the pound (following on from the referendum) is putting up prices. I wouldn't hold your breath on the increases stopping any time soon, I think we will see prices keep rising for quite a while yet.

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Fri 13-Oct-17 18:31:03

I noticed the increase in Aldi prices. Still lower than the rest, but definitely up.

Topseyt Fri 13-Oct-17 18:31:08

It has been very noticeable in Tesco over the last two or three weeks.

I largely blame Brexit too. The pound struggling against other currencies means imports are more expensive, I think. This will get worse, and significant tariffs are likely to be levied, because Brexit is such a brilliant idea (not).

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Fri 13-Oct-17 18:32:56

I expect further increases, then a rocketing if we don't do a Brexit deal.

Elendon Fri 13-Oct-17 18:36:57

The majority of the British people voted for this but DON'T PANIC it'll be all right in TEN YEARS TIME!

And quit moaning about Brexit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooooooooooooooo fed up with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<sarcasm. alert> In case it wasn't obvious. smile

Bolshybookworm Fri 13-Oct-17 18:39:00

Yeah, we're not allowed to worry about food bills because "WILL OF THE PEOPLE" etc hmm

The will of the people isn't going to pay my supermarket bills.

BoofayTheOompaLoompaSlayer Fri 13-Oct-17 18:39:54

Yup. Rising food bill, which goes up and up on a weekly basis at the moment. Brexit is definitely to blame.
I bloody hate Brexit.

youmeandconchitawurst Fri 13-Oct-17 18:40:22

Butter's an interesting one.

There's a supply shortage because so many European butter producers (ie Dairy farmers) went out of business because the price of milk was too low. Now the price of butter is higher they can't up the production because they don't have enough beasts and the ones they do have are being used for milk, cream and cheese (products they're already supplying to). Oh, and the weather in the Southern Hemisphere has been crap so they've not been able to help alleviate the supply shortage.

On the demand side, there's more getting used in manufactured products, and people have decided it's nice and they don't believe it's going to kill them any longer, so there's higher demand for butter than there used to be.

Add a whack of brexit-induced weak pound and you have....a butter crisis! Which sounds daft, but the Scottish Government is so concerned about what it's going to do to shortbread, biscuit and fudge manufacturers that they've started a feasibility study of what they can do about it.

lasttimeround Fri 13-Oct-17 18:40:48

But aren't you just so glad we've taken back CONTROL.

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