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ClimbDad Sun 07-Jun-20 20:24:39

Has anyone else noticed food prices steadily rising since the crisis started?

Our weekly shop must cost about 20% more. Also noticed packets getting smaller for the same price.

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justanotherneighinparadise Sun 07-Jun-20 20:26:12

I’ve started shopping completely differently so it’s like comparing apples and cucumbers.

Flowersinthewild Sun 07-Jun-20 20:40:28

Yes I have noticed a price increase, was having a conversation the other day with a relative about how much we were both spending on food and not actually buying anything more then usual.

Mistlewoeandwhine Sun 07-Jun-20 20:51:34

Yes they have gone up a lot.

Deelish75 Sun 07-Jun-20 20:53:31

Yes I've noticed the food prices. The supermarkets don't seem to be doing as many offers. Not noticed to packaging getting smaller though.

Astabarista Sun 07-Jun-20 20:58:15

I’ve noticed there are far less offers, which I used to use to save money, and that’s pushed the shopping bill up. Some things have gone up too.

Branster Sun 07-Jun-20 21:05:46

Yes quite early on in the lockdown. I thought it was because we only shopped once a week. But the lack of offers and slight increase of individual items does make food shopping more expensive for sure. I notice it on a regular basis.

Buckingham1988 Sun 07-Jun-20 21:08:10

Yes as well as reduced offers I've noticed the cheaper brands have just disappeared and you have to buy a more expensive alternative.

user1486131602 Sun 07-Jun-20 21:09:19

Me too! The increases seem unbalanced for the quantity/quality.

But, what I notice is we seem to be buying more food, more often and whereas it was a few pounds for the few things we needed, think milk, bread, paper and chocolate bar for a few pounds it hows seems to cost more than £20!

Went to the supermarket yesterday for a full shop, first one since March, and it cost £259!

Rhayader Sun 07-Jun-20 21:15:56

I was previously only buying dinner for 4/5 nights a week. Now I’m buying breakfast lunch and dinner for 7 days a week plus snacks etc so it’s impossible to compare. At the beginning I did notice that things weren’t on offer but I don’t think anything has changed in the last 6 weeks.

The80sweregreat Sun 07-Jun-20 21:16:07

Gone up and up sad

cyclingmad Sun 07-Jun-20 21:22:20

Oh god yes my waitrose is unbelievably expensive if didnt used to be was on alot of basics on par with prices of tescos. Not any more.

Alot of multi offers gone.

Only get offers where there is too much stock and dates running out.

I went to lidl and even thought their prices had gone up a bit

Justgivemewine Sun 07-Jun-20 21:23:26

We are spending a lot more too.

A combination of increased prices/less offers
More meals being eaten at home
More comfort/junk/snack type food

FAQs Sun 07-Jun-20 21:24:08

Yes, the food I bought a couple of months ago for £50 was just over £70 yesterday.

whichteaareyou Sun 07-Jun-20 21:27:49

I spent £80 in ASDA the other day on literally nothing! I'm still so annoyed!

whichteaareyou Sun 07-Jun-20 21:28:19

That was o top of my normal Tesco £100 shop! There's only 2 of us!

ClimbDad Sun 07-Jun-20 21:45:19

Glad it’s not just us, but it’s sad to hear. Going to make things even tougher for a lot of people.

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runningon Sun 07-Jun-20 21:57:24

Brexit is going to make it a lot worse.
I worry for families who are already struggling.

RufustheLanglovingreindeer Sun 07-Jun-20 21:57:46


We are spending a lot more too.

A combination of increased prices/less offers
More meals being eaten at home
More comfort/junk/snack type food


And alcohol in our case 😳

howdidwegetheremary Sun 07-Jun-20 21:57:55

Like others I’m seeing a huge cost increase in my weekly shop. I’ve concluded it’s due to price increases, all meals being eaten at home so more needed, lack of offers, and having to buy more expensive alternatives due to stock issues e.g. I usually buy Tesco own free range eggs however, only branded ones at double the price.

Keepdistance Sun 07-Jun-20 22:22:28

Lucky to get eggs.
There were none in asda online the other week.
Im probably buying more tins
Uht milk
Part baked rolls
But still very expensive
Im also getting a couple of books
Craft stuff
Etc but maybe 2w stuff coming to £270! Lidl it was 60-70 a week.

There is still a lot unavailable (bread flour/yeast/timned mince/tinned curry).
Maybe they are trying to put off hoarding?
You would have thought supermarkets were doing well they were the only thing open and people bought extra. The only thing they lost was clothes sales. (Though also teaco limit online reduced our shop a lot and no extras)

It's rubbish i dont want to spend all our earnings on food. Ideally id be saving some in case of redundancy.

howdidwegetheremary Sun 07-Jun-20 22:26:23

Eggs are very hit and miss Keepdistance more often than not they are unavailable.

EvilPea Sun 07-Jun-20 22:29:47

Yes they’ve gone up. Was talking to the check out assistant in Sainsbury’s a few weeks ago.
What’s not helping is the lack of choice as well, not being able to go to two or three shops to get the best deals. As well as shops only carrying a few lines of an item.

RufustheLanglovingreindeer Sun 07-Jun-20 22:34:01

Absolutely evil

UnderTheBus Sun 07-Jun-20 22:35:48

Some prices have definitely increased. Most ot by a few pence, but some significantly. A white cabbage in asda was priced at £1.56 last week which seems extortionate - it's usually less than half that!

I have also noticed fewer offers. For example, for as long as I can remember, asda have always had a "3 for £10" on various meats. That offer is no longer running.

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