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#233071 - 30th May 2008 8:18pm Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier
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The cost of the average supermarket food shop was 5.8% higher in May than at the beginning of the year and will continue to rise, a study suggests.

The cost of fruit and vegetables has risen the most - up 16% since January, according to retail analysts Verdict.

The price of branded goods increased more than the supermarkets' own brand goods, the report said, while the cheapest ranges saw little change.

Retailers were absorbing some of the impact of price rises, Verdict said.

What I find the most dispicable, is the brand names who are obviously taking prime advantage of the media reports and increasing the price of thier goods to increase profits!!

If the non-brand name goods arnt increasing there is no reason why they brand names, whose goods are already massively overpriced to the point of being a rip off, should be increasing!!

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#233126 - 30th May 2008 11:04pm Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
What I find the most dispicable, is the brand names who are obviously taking prime advantage of the media reports and increasing the price of thier goods to increase profits!!

If the non-brand name goods arnt increasing there is no reason why they brand names, whose goods are already massively overpriced to the point of being a rip off, should be increasing!!

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True, brand name food already takes advantage and to again raise thier prices is disgusting.
I used to work on the Jacobs biscuit factory in Liverpool and what i found out while i was there was astonishing...

Brand name Jacobs actually make the biscuits, crackers and cheese sandwiches for sainsburys, tescos and the like. omg

So in theory the people that prefer to buy the `brand named` products are actually wasting money.
You buy sainsburys `own` and what your actually getting is a `brand named` product with a cheaper name and shabby designed packet.
So the people that say "ewww i wouldn`t buy or eat that crap" are actually eating (in their eyes) `the crap cheap stuff`.

Now you know, buying own brands makes sence wink

(Just don`t buy own branded tea or coffee wink )
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#233129 - 30th May 2008 11:07pm Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: _Ste_]
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This is the sole reason most of the stuff I but is not brand named, apart from the likes of Tea as you correctly state - the cheap stuff is utter turd!!

There are a few things that you can't really buy non-branded cos they dont taste right, but for the most part, non-branded food is ace. And at the end of the day, its all going to make a turd!

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#233137 - 30th May 2008 11:14pm Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: MattLFC]
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lol wot pisses me off in work is they put a great deal on say jersey royal potatoes (down from 4 quid to 1)... then increase the price on other things like grapes (usually black or red), and cherries, 7-8/kg for fooking cherries omg haha - y would u pay that?

supermarkets and every food store infact is a fooking rip off these days lol

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#233162 - 31st May 2008 12:27am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Davey_Martin]
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Yeah, think they got onto the fact that a lot of peeps use pack lunches these dayas too because i noticed the other day that the price of bread is astonishing omg
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#233345 - 31st May 2008 1:59am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: _Ste_]
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we are paying more for branded foos, because the top brand companies are havin to pay more for better quality ingreadents, were as supermarkets own branded cheap shiit is well, cheap shiit.

Its the same for the fuel, you'll pay more at shell because they use better fuel properties. were as supermarkets use shiit !
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#233351 - 31st May 2008 2:00am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: sanchez
we are paying more for branded foos, because the top brand companies are havin to pay more for better quality ingreadents, were as supermarkets own branded cheap shiit is well, cheap shiit.

Its the same for the fuel, you'll pay more at shell because they use better fuel properties. were as supermarkets use shiit !

Ive never paid more at shell mate, their usually cheaper than the Tesco down the road!!

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#233353 - 31st May 2008 2:01am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: MattLFC]
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not havin that matt
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#233356 - 31st May 2008 2:02am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Sanchez]
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Nah it is seriously, Tesco in Bidston always seems to be a penny or 2 dearer then the Shell in Moreton... makes me laf seeing all the muppets queuing for hours to get in the place at rush hour, knowing that just over the flyover, they can get better stuff, for cheaper, and with less hassle.

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#233372 - 31st May 2008 2:06am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: sanchez
not havin that matt


ur sig reminds me of texaco - the biggest fraudin fuks. yeahhhhhhhhh lol

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#233373 - 31st May 2008 2:07am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Davey_Martin]
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yeah they are a rip off but wtf, my sig omg

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#233387 - 31st May 2008 2:09am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Davey_Martin]
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man, you baffled the shiit out of me, I've also just eaten 12 kindereggs, and the toys are all shitee
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#233392 - 31st May 2008 2:09am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Sanchez]
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#233407 - 31st May 2008 2:10am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
yeah they are a rip off but wtf, my sig omg


u know wot, i dunno

nah shandy Baby's sig reminds me me of the texaco thing... it's hard to explain lol

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#233412 - 31st May 2008 2:11am Re: Supermarket Food Is Getting Costlier [Re: Davey_Martin]
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maybe ur just warped

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