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Cheapest Supermarket In UK City Is Now The Most Expensive After Just Six Weeks

Aisha Nozari

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Cheapest Supermarket In UK City Is Now The Most Expensive After Just Six Weeks

The cost of essential items at a UK supermarket chain has rocketed by 14 percent in Manchester.

Just six weeks ago, the brand was reportedly the cheapest place in the city to buy essential products. 

But eight common items - a two-pint bottle of milk, a loaf of bread, coffee, teabags, butter, beans, chicken breasts and mince - have gone from £9.78 at the end of May to £11.15 at Morrisons this month.

The cost of essential items at Morrisons have increased by 14% in Manchester. Credit: Alamy
The cost of essential items at Morrisons have increased by 14% in Manchester. Credit: Alamy

Figures released by Manchester Evening News reveal the price hike is due to an increase in cost for the supermarket’s Savers coffee and Savers beans, which have risen from 70p for a 100g pack to 85p and 21p to 25p respectively. 

The outlet notes that the price increase may come as a surprise to some customers as the chain was promoting its low-cost Savers range as recently as April.

The price of meat at the chain is also costly according to MEN, with a 300g pack of chicken being £2.49 and a 500g pack of mince costing £2.19. However, it’s worth noting that prices may vary at Morrisons stores across the country.

LADbible has approached Morrisons for comment. 

MEN’s reports comes days after shoppers were left stunned to learn that the price of butter has hit more than £7 at another popular UK supermarket. 

Those making their weekly food shop at Sainsbury’s discovered that a 750g tub of Lurpak is currently on sale for £7.25 at the supermarket giant.

Just six weeks ago, the supermarket chain was reportedly the cheapest in the city. Credit: Alamy
Just six weeks ago, the supermarket chain was reportedly the cheapest in the city. Credit: Alamy

The Danish butter brand, which is a household name in many homes across the country, has hit what appears to be an all-time high for the price of the product.

On 5 July, LADbible confirmed that the cost of a 750g pack of its lightly salted spreadable butter was listed for £7.25 on the Sainsbury’s online store.

Sainsbury’s told LADbible in a statement: “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.

“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."

Arla Foods, the company who makes Lurpak, confirmed to LADbible that the price hike of their products in some stores is due to 'farmers facing a similar situation' in terms of the cost of living crisis.

Featured Image Credit: MEN/Alamy

Topics: Money, Shopping

Aisha Nozari
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