WE ARE conducting a very simple Food Prices exercise during 2013. We will be following the prices of milk, butter, bread and carrots at the big Co-op store on Hull Road, Hedon.
The newsworthy items this month are the carrots (yet again!) which were at the new price of £0.88 for 600g. More significantly, the wholemeal bread loaf went up to £0.95 – a rise of 6p. Whilst this is the first price increase for this size and type loaf all year, it probably represents a systemic rise.
On the positive size – and enough to eschew the figures – I can’t believe it’s not butter was on an offer at half-price, £0.90. Without this offer then the change since January would be a £0.74 increase in basic prices.
|Item||Price June 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)||£0.90||-0.90||-0.10|
|Bread – Co-op Wholemeal (800g)||£0.95||+0.06||+0.06|
|Carrots – Co-op (*600g)||£0.88||-0.02||-0.12|
*Notes: Carrots since May have been sold in 600g rather than 500g bags.
“In this continuing year of austerity, shopping carefully has become essential – particularly for those families on a tight budget.” – Hedon Blog