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UK's Cheapest Supermarket Is Now One Of The Most Expensive Six Weeks Later

Gregory Robinson

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UK's Cheapest Supermarket Is Now One Of The Most Expensive Six Weeks Later

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The price of essential items at supermarket chain Morrisons has increased by 14 percent in Manchester over the last six weeks amid the cost of living crisis.

The brand was reportedly the cheapest place in the city to buy essential products just over a month ago.

A two-pint bottle of milk, a loaf of bread, coffee, teabags, butter, beans, chicken breasts and mince will now set customers back £11.15 whereas the total price at the end of May was £9.78.

The prices at Morrisons in Manchester have reportedly increased. Credit: Alamy.
The prices at Morrisons in Manchester have reportedly increased. Credit: Alamy.

The rise was reported by Manchester Evening News, which has been visiting local branches of each major UK supermarket each week.

The publication revealed the hike is due to an increase in cost for the supermarket’s Savers range of coffee and beans, which have increased from 70p for a 100g pack to 85p and 21p to 25p respectively.

Meat prices at the supermarket chain are also high, according to the publication, with a 300g pack of chicken priced at £2.49 and a 500g pack of mince being £2.19. Customers should be aware that prices may vary at Morrisons stores across the country.

Tyla has contacted Morrisons for comment.

The brand was reportedly the cheapest place in the city to buy essential products a mere six weeks ago.

A two-pint bottle of milk, a loaf of bread, coffee, teabags, butter, beans, chicken breasts and mince will now set customers back £11.15 whereas the total price at the end of May was £9.78.

The price of some essential items has reportedly increased. Credit: Alamy.
The price of some essential items has reportedly increased. Credit: Alamy.

The rise was reported by Manchester Evening News which revealed the hike is due to an increase in cost for the supermarket’s Savers range of coffee and beans, which have increased from 70p for a 100g pack to 85p and 21p to 25p respectively.

Meat prices at the supermarket chain have also increased, according to the publication, with a 300g pack of chicken priced at £2.49 and a 500g pack of mince listed at £2.19. Customers should be aware that prices may vary at different Morrisons stores across the country.

Tyla has contacted Morrisons for comment.

Shoppers also recently discovered that the price of butter has increased to more than £7 at Sainsbury’s.

A 750g tub of Lurpak butter is currently on sale for £7.25 at the supermarket chain.

The popular dairy product, made by the Danish-Swedish brand Arla Foods, hit an all time high for the price.

LADbible confirmed a 750g pack of Lurpak’s slightly salted spreadable butter is being sold for £7.25 on the Sainsbury’s online store.

Shoppers have been left shocked as the price of butter has hit more than £7. Credit: Alamy.
Shoppers have been left shocked as the price of butter has hit more than £7. Credit: Alamy.

Sainsbury’s addressed the butter situation in a statement to LADbible in which the supermarket giant said costs may be influenced by manufacturers’ costs as well as other factors.

“We’re committed to offering our customers great choice and value. As well as branded options, customers will also find our own brand options for as little as £1.10,” a spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said.

“Butter is also part of our Sainsbury’s Quality, Aldi Price Match campaign, where customers can find a 250g block of butter for £1.75 (salted or unsalted).

“For further background, the price of products will be influenced by a range of factors, including manufacturers' costs, and we are doing all we can to mitigate rising costs where we can."

When contacted for comment regarding the price of butter, Arla Foods told LADbible that the price hike of their products in some stores is due to 'farmers facing a similar situation' with regards to the cost of living crisis.

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Gregory Robinson
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