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What’s happened to supermarket prices today?

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Happydoingitjusttheonce Sat 18-Nov-17 18:59:08

Went to Tesco and coop today and there’s a noticeable increase in prices on almost everything. What’s happened, or is it just my perception?

isseywithcats Sat 18-Nov-17 19:03:01

no its not i said the same thing at aldis today did more or less the same shopping i do every week and from the beginning of this year the total has crept up bit by bit, what was around £60 in january is now coming to around £80

Catalufa Sat 18-Nov-17 19:04:35

It’s Brexit. The pound is weak since the referendum so imports are more expensive.

listsandbudgets Sat 18-Nov-17 19:04:50

Havent been shopping today but I do know that the thought of buying butter horrifies me now. Its suddenly extortionate.

I think everything seems to be trickling upwards

Frouby Sat 18-Nov-17 19:06:30

I only noticed it in roll on deodorant. Usually a good choice in wilkos for about a quid but apart from one they were all £2 +. Reckon it's so they can discount heavily from black friday onwards.

I was going to start my Christmas shopping this weekend but am going to wait I think.

DotDashBeep Sat 18-Nov-17 19:07:40


Biber Sat 18-Nov-17 19:07:58

As the former Sainsbury's CEO said 'Shoppers are in the dark about the brexit effect'

Allabitmuchisntit Sat 18-Nov-17 19:08:13

I've just paid £1.60 for butter.
Thinner spreading this week me thinks.

deepestdarkestperu Sat 18-Nov-17 19:08:43


BeerBaby Sat 18-Nov-17 19:15:03

Definitely brexit and this is just the beginning! Once interest rates really get going, and they will go up, the increase in costs across the board will hurt. Especially mortgages.

DH and df are business/financial brains and everything they've said has happened in the last ten years. Their predictions for the next ten are bleak in terms of disposal income and the cost of living. Their advice is get your mortgages down now and you'll bolster the hit. Ignore at your peril.

HaHaHmm Sat 18-Nov-17 19:18:47

Brexit and corresponding weak pound.

BewareOfDragons Sat 18-Nov-17 19:18:54


We keep cutting back on what we buy, but still paying just as much due to all the price increases. So depressing.

I can't believe so many people voted for this. sad

TeatimeForTheSoul Sat 18-Nov-17 19:24:03

If you know any Brexiteers ask if you can go to theirs for dinner to make up for their irresponsible voting wink

Iamnuts Sat 18-Nov-17 19:25:33

Colgate toothpaste at Aldi - two weeks ago 79p now 99p. Sign of the times. My regular wine went up by 20p a couple of months ago. Sign of the times sad

Splinterz Sat 18-Nov-17 19:25:38

Inflation remains steady at 3%

Petrol/diesel is the one to watch. 1t's 122 a litre down here already

Iamnuts Sat 18-Nov-17 19:26:07

Ooops - didn't preview!

ontherightpath Sat 18-Nov-17 19:28:02

How can brexit be the reason why even uk produced foods (with no import costs) are going up at the same rate? e.g. Rachel's organic butter now £2.00 in Waitrose, it was £1.60 just a few months ago.

MongerTruffle Sat 18-Nov-17 19:29:46

Supermarkets will be increasing all of their prices to cover their costs, even UK goods,

expatinscotland Sat 18-Nov-17 19:30:14

Brexit weakened the pound. It never recovered its former level. But instead we all keep being told to 'cut back' and tighten our belts and austerity shite and inflation's already peaked and idiots keep falling for it.

SnowBallsAreHere Sat 18-Nov-17 19:30:14

Exchange rate proudly advertised for euros at our post office today was £300 for 280€
Our diesel today was £1.28
Pizzas in Asda that were normally £1.50
on offer were £1.85
Pringles normally £1 on offer were £1.25
—have teenage boys sleeping over so very healthy shopping basket tonight!—

Lazyginger Sat 18-Nov-17 19:31:18

I spread butter thin these days sad no more 1/2 pound on toast

expatinscotland Sat 18-Nov-17 19:31:32

Just wait, Snowball, someone will come on here and scold you for having a car and buying processed food instead of a bag of lentils.

NameChanger22 Sat 18-Nov-17 19:33:43

It's brexitm, plus businesses taking advantage of brexit, plus prices go up anyway. Prices don't go down ever do they.

SnowBallsAreHere Sat 18-Nov-17 19:34:04

Ha. Let them try an offer teenage boys on a sleepover lentils grin

Ta1kinPeace Sat 18-Nov-17 19:34:56

even much UK produced stuff has imported bits
eg plastic packaging
eg milk imported and then turned into other products in the UK
and as the EU nationals start to leave wages will have to rise to get the jobs done
so inflation will climb higher

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