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Tesco hikes price of more than 1000 products - one by an astonishing 152%

Discussion in 'Personal' started by DrJay, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. DrJay

    DrJay Occasional commenter

  2. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Indeed it is what life would be like after Brexit. Or if that Asda/Sainsbury's nerger had gone ahead. Canny shoppers use Aldi and Lidl up to a point, but their prices have gone up to. It is very difficult to keep up with price "crunch", yoyo prices, offers that come and go etc. Drives me nuts.
  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Much worse than this if parliament cannot agree on a deal with the EU.
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Given that Aldi and Lidl are both German owned I'll be most interested to see what happens to their prices post you-know-what.
    nomad likes this.
  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    It doesn't matter who owns them. It is where they buy their products that will affect their prices.

    However, Aldi already claim that 100% of their fresh everyday meat and poultry in the UK is from British, Red Tractor approved farms. More than 40% of the fresh fruit and vegetables they sell in the UK are also British - but they will probably need to buy more of the latter from places such as South Africa rather than Spain in order to avoid price rises.

    Lidl also claim that they are committed to supplying the British produce that their shoppers demand and so say that "61% of our food products are sourced from British suppliers" and "100% of our own-brand eggs, milk, cream, butter, fresh beef and fresh primary chicken is British".

    "You-know-what" is only likely to make a significant difference if there is no deal (although that is looking more and more likely).
  6. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    But I read somewhere recently that Tesco stock about 40,000 different products, so the inference against your Mirror derived thread title that over 38,000 products stay the same in price or have been reduced makes them look like bastions of philanthropy.
    Who knew?!
    sabrinakat likes this.
  7. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Can you let us know tonight’s lottery numbers?
    artboyusa and afterdark like this.
  8. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    A sure sign in Tesco prices are going up is they disappear off the shelves..then reappear a few weeks later with eithsmaller sized containers or higher prices..or in one case both!
  9. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Sure, just after the draw.
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You'd be best off waiting until the occasions when the jackpot has to be won. When it isn't, the jackpot fund gets spread amongst the other prizes, which have better odds.
  11. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    But that would only be Tesco brand products wouldn't it. Don't Kellogs, Unilever or Cadburys etc sell the same products in the same sized containers everywhere?
  12. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I recall back in the early 70s having a Saturday job at Woolworths in the days when they sold groceries. Back then if a price went up we would change the price of the stock on the shelves (No barcodes back then, it was a ticket or stamp). Then that practice was outlawed and so if a price went up we would empty the shelf, take it into the stockroom, change the price and then re-stock the shelf!
    oldsomeman and needabreak like this.
  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    There's always a loophole and someone ready to seek it out and exploit it... It's all a big game of cat and mouse.
  14. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    A huge percentage of barcodes are wrong. Check your till receipt before you leave the store.
    FrankWolley likes this.
  15. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    You can bet your life that the other supermarkets will follow suit - at which point, tesco will bring their prices down, for a while at least.

    That's my theory, anyway. Nizeman doesn't agree.
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Every little helps... them.
  17. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  18. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    They are currently £2 in Waitrose and Sainsbury. I'm not a great fan, except for lentil soup in winter.
    nomad likes this.
  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    They are £2 in Tesco too, if you buy the 250gm pack. It's the 500gm pack that costs £3.60.

    Just to confuse things further, the 500gm pack is marked as being 72p/100gm whereas the 250gm pack is marked as being £8.00/Kg

    nomad likes this.
  20. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    To point out that the thoughtfull shopper will buy the 500 g as its cheaper than 2x250 g packets

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