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Price increases due to Covid 19 and/or shortages

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I usually buy spuds in 2kg pack for 69p in Home Bargains. Called in on my way home from work on Monday and while the spuds section seemed to be plentiful, my usual pack were priced at £1.29 !!!
I've also noticed that other stores are moving products around are SELs  missing,   have already had a couple of surprises regarding prices at tills.  Be careful, check what you're  paying.
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  • 20aday20aday Forumite
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    I work for a retailer and it really annoys me when things get filled in the wrong place, especially when the product on the shelf is a higher price than the SEL reflects!
    I know we are temporarily de-ranging some products in our store as it's easier for our suppliers to make one particular product, than several, so I don't know why people don't just turn labels around and print off a new one for the product that's taken its place...
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    I have noticed a lot of prices creeping especially in Asda & Tesco.  Same reason as to why they did not enforce some form of rationing earlier - more cash in the till !
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    Local Coop (scotmid) - warburtons medium sliced white loaf. Two weeks ago was £1.15, last week £1.40, today £1.65. Still £1.05 in Asda. For a supposedly ethical company they are a disgrace.
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    molerat said:
    I have noticed a lot of prices creeping especially in Asda & Tesco.  Same reason as to why they did not enforce some form of rationing earlier - more cash in the till !
    Not so much creeping as leaping.
    Tesco's disingenuous approach is to cancel multi-buy promotions. As you can still buy 3 of each item I can't see how that ensures "more people have access to everyday essentials" as they claim.


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    Local Coop (scotmid) - warburtons medium sliced white loaf. Two weeks ago was £1.15, last week £1.40, today £1.65. Still £1.05 in Asda. For a supposedly ethical company they are a disgrace.

    Our Co-op has been OK, but the Best One grocery shop has been racketeering, no mistake. A single leek was £1.99 in there the other day, Heinz baked beans £1.49 a tin.
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    Its not just supermarkets prices going up, flights are being cancelled all over the world, the food chain is getting hit, prices rise

    The UK improrts most of its food

    Where I work we cant get aubergines for example and even the veg we do grow over here, we are paying between 10 - 30% more for. Obviously supermarkets have better prices because of the amount they purchase, but food prices are rising steeply
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  • pumpkin89pumpkin89 Forumite
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    There are no major availability problems for the food chain as a whole.  The issue for smaller buyers is that supermarkets are buying roughly 20% more fresh produce than normal (to satisfy customer demand) and, because of their scale, they will always get first pick.  That means less available for everyone else in the market.
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    molerat said:
    I have noticed a lot of prices creeping especially in Asda & Tesco.  Same reason as to why they did not enforce some form of rationing earlier - more cash in the till !
    I think Asda has been slowly increasing its prices before all of this anyway. Which is a shame because it's always been one of the best supermarkets for fair prices!I kept going in for small bits during the week and ended up paying a fortune. Tried Morrisons and even the CoOp for these same bits and spent a lot less 
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    I refused to buy a pack of peppers in Tescos as the price was £1.35 compared to 90p a fortnight earlier
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