Prices for the UK’s most popular grocery products have risen for the first time in over six months, an anlysis of an average basket of products has revealed.
When compared to 12 months ago, however, the same basket in June 2014 was 5.5 per cent more expensive at £91.88. MySupermarket’s Groceries Tracker monitors the cost of the same 35 most commonly bought grocery products from the major UK supermarkets.
The products that increased the most were onions, up 11 per cent, bananas, up five per cent and carrots, which rose by 4.3 per cent. The biggest fallers were broccoli, which plummeted by 17.3 per cent and pasta, which was down by five per cent.
Gilad Simhony, chief executive of mySupermarket, said: “Although there has been only a slight increase we are closely monitoring whether this marks the beginning of price increases at supermarkets, unseen during the recent period of supermarket price wars. Shoppers should keep an eye on whether their favourite products are in fact going up and whether they can be found cheaper elsewhere.”