Foods which have soared in price by 20% in two years at supermarkets like Tesco and Asda

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Foods which have soared in price by 20% in two years at supermarkets like Tesco and Asda

The cost of food has been going up, but now an investigation by consumer group Which? has found many have risen by 20%, as well as supermarkets offering fewer discountshttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.517.2_en.html#goog_6551180440 seconds of 1 minute, 31 secondsVolume 0% Food prices expected to continue to rise says ASDA chairman

BySam BarkerPersonal Finance Reporter

  • 00:01, 21 May 2022
  • UPDATED18:02, 21 May 2022

Hundreds of grocery prices have soared by more than 20% in two years, according to an investigation by consumer group Which?.

The consumer champion analysed the prices of more than 21,000 groceries across two years.

Which? compared their average prices at eight major supermarkets between the start of December 2021 and the end of February 2022 with the same period two years previously.

The consumer champion found that the price of 265 groceries shot up by more than a fifth over the last two years.

This list of items included Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes Cereal 500g which increased by 21.4% in price at Tesco.

Asda’s Own Label Closed Cup Mushrooms 250g was 21.4% more expensive, and Cathedral City Extra Mature Cheddar 350g rose by 21.1% at Ocado.

Across the 20 categories of groceries Which? looked at, fizzy drinks had the biggest average price rises, at 5.9%. This was followed by butters and spreads (4.9%), energy drinks (4.8%) and milk (4.6%).

A customer browses the fruit and vegetable aisle in a Tesco

A major Which? investigation has revealed how the cost of food is affecting shoppers ( Image: Bloomberg via Getty Images)Cost Of Living Calculator

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Groceries with the lowest inflation included chocolate (1.4%), fresh fruit (1.6%), biscuits (1.8%) and vegetables (1.9%).STORYBLOKBuild Better Digital Experiences With StoryblokKRYLON® FUSION ALL-IN-ONE®Maximum Rust Protection.by TaboolaSponsored Links

Which? also found there have been fewer discounts, smaller products at the same price and limited availability of own-label budget ranges at different supermarkets.

The number of promotions has reduced across every one of the 20 categories of popular-selling groceries the consumer champion looked at.Mr Kipling owner hikes cost of cakes amid cost of living crisis as inflation s

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