Food Prices Increasing Already?

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Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

Post by featherstick » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:56 am

There's lots of hidden inflation too - I have sung the praises of Aldi's mature cheddar here before - it used to be a lovely sharp crumbly cheese. Now they are putting gooey flaccid slabs of nondescript crap in the same packet for the same price. The pound is falling against well everything else, plus supermarkets and their suppliers are incurring lots of extra cost at the moment by having to stockpile for Brexit, so they are trying to pass some of that cost on to customers.

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Post by Arwen Thebard » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:18 am

Yet another article in today's MSM (Express). Not the worst advice and pantry prepping list i've seen. Will this sort of advice lead to price increases as stocks reduce?

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10873 ... -stockpile
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Post by jansman » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:27 pm

The restaurant manager where I work, had a chat with me about the onions, peppers and mushrooms we use in certain products within the butchery. It’s got to go up. The peppers cost more per kilo than boneless chicken! 28% increase. From Spain.
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Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

Post by nightowl » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:49 pm

It's not the food prices increasing that have caught my attention more the getting less for the same price. Chocolate bars are the obvious example.

The other thing I've noticed are supermarkets doing less of their own brand economy products.

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Post by Stonecarver » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:49 pm

I wonder when people here will say 'I refuse to pay x amount for that' As jansman indicated, prices ARE jumping quite a bit
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Post by jansman » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 pm

Stonecarver wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:49 pm
I wonder when people here will say 'I refuse to pay x amount for that' As jansman indicated, prices ARE jumping quite a bit
What you say there Stonecarver,sums up why products are smaller,but the same price.The UK population has had VERY cheap food for a long time.Generally,it is seen as a right! They will NOT pay more,simple as that.Problem is,stuff goes up.
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Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

Post by Deeps » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:11 pm

jansman wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Stonecarver wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:49 pm
I wonder when people here will say 'I refuse to pay x amount for that' As jansman indicated, prices ARE jumping quite a bit
What you say there Stonecarver,sums up why products are smaller,but the same price.The UK population has had VERY cheap food for a long time.Generally,it is seen as a right! They will NOT pay more,simple as that.Problem is,stuff goes up.
Really not wanting to take this down a political route but its the same with income tax. Parties know that raising the rates will be a vote loser so they have to fiddle around the edges (that's all of them). Food producers are no different, they know people have an 'idea' of how much they want to pay for an item so things get 'tweaked'. I agree that we've had artificially low food prices (on some items) and in fairness, there's a fair few of us eat too much anyway..... :oops:

Its easy to lose track of just how lucky/spoiled/blessed we are to be living in a society that we get so much from. Some might have to keep the car for another year or have one less long weekend away to compensate for the price hikes while others will feel it more.

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Post by jansman » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:19 pm

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Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

Post by Arwen Thebard » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:00 am

At least those of us with garden / growing space can reduce the impacts of the increases once we start harvesting.
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Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

Post by diamond lil » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:04 am

We can change what we eat, instead of continually paying more for the stuff we're used to. Adapt & survive people! :mrgreen:

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