WE ARE conducting a very simple Food Prices exercise during 2013. Each month we will be following the prices of four staple value-range foods at the local Co-op Store on Hull Road, Hedon and following the price increases (and decreases) during the year.
“In this continuing year of austerity, shopping carefully has become essential – particularly for those families on a tight budget.” – Hedon Blog, January 2013
We will be following the prices of milk, butter, bread and carrots.
|Item||Price April 2013||Change from last month||Change since Jan 2013|
|Milk – Co-op 1 pint||£0.50|
|Margarine – I can’t believe it’s not butter (500g)||£1.80||+0.48||+0.80|
|Bread – Co-op Wholemeal (800g)||£0.89|
|Carrots – Co-op (500g)||£0.85||+0.35||*-0.15|
The biggest leap in price was obviously the butter which has gone up a whacking 80p since January – so, all together now, in your best Victor Meldrew voices: “I don’t believe it!”
This butter blow may have been softened somewhat by the fact that a 1kg size of the same I can’t believe… brand was on offer for only £2.00, which the label told us would normally sell for £2.75.
*Carrots this month for a 500g bag cost £0.85 and included 50% extra. *Note, we included the price of carrots in January as £1, although in actual fact we bought them on that occasion for the temporary offer price of £0.50.
Actual Carrot Prices so far in 2013 (always bought in the first week of the month):
- Jan – 50p
- Feb – £1
- Mar – 50p
- Apr – 85p
Perhaps we are also being ‘buttered-up’ to pay more for our carrots – should we expect a general price rise soon!?