The price of food traditionally basics for most households, such as cheddar cheese, white bread and pork sausages has soared by up to 80% in some shops over the last twelve months. As people struggle to make ends meet, this news will already be felt by many across the nation.
Sue Davies, the head of food policy at Which?, said: “Our latest supermarket food and drink tracker paints a bleak picture for the millions of households already skipping meals of how inflation is impacting prices on supermarket shelves, with the poorest once again feeling the brunt of the cost of living crisis.
“While the whole food chain affects prices, supermarkets have the power to do more to support people who are struggling, including ensuring everyone has easy access to basic, affordable food ranges at a store near them, particularly in areas where people are most in need.”
In response to the shocking price rises shadow environment secretary, Jim McMahon, said: “The Tories’ shambolic handling of food security over the last 13 years has resulted in huge vegetable price increases across the country.
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