Food inflation rises for second month in a row

FOOD inflation has risen for the second month in a row, but heavy discounting on electricals ahead of the World Cup helped limit overall hikes in retail prices.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said shop price inflation dropped to 1.8 per cent in May from 2 per cent in April. Food prices rose by 2.2 per cent on a year earlier, compared with 2 per cent in April due to rising costs of tinned and packet foods.