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 (if any) during the year.
In this continuing year of austerity, shopping carefully has become essential – particularly for those families on a tight budget.
We will be following the prices of milk, butter, bread and carrots.
|Item||Price March 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)||£1.32||+0.32|
|Bread – Co-op Wholemeal (800g)||£0.89|
|Carrots – Co-op (500g)||£0.50||-0.50||*-0.50|
Carrots this month for a 500g bag cost £0.50 and did not appear to be on offer. *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.
We will chart the rising and falling price of Co-op carrots during the course of this year.