Increase in supermaket prices

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Has anybody noticed fairly big increases in supermarket prices over the last 18 months or so including the German stores. I would guess at least 20% increase across the board
 

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Haven’t noticed it either. But the discounts in Dunnes are fewer since the C19 pandemic kicked in.
 

gravitygirl

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Less offers definitely e.g. a lack of the likes of glenisk yogurt big pots on special and dettol wipes etc on special. Honestly I imagine distribution costs and production costs are higher so I don't mind too much in these days. I haven't noticed an increase in RRPs really though - just in terms of specials.
 

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I haven't noticed and - when it comes to Tesco at least - I keep an eye on them. It's amazing how many errors you can find on the receipt; usually an offer that 'didn't go through'. When I complained, I was told the pricing system was in India or somewhere far-flung. I replied by saying that may well be, but it's strange how the errors always seem to be in Tesco's favour. Check your receipt!
 

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Haven't noticed too much. What I have noticed is that when we get the online /delivery from the supermarket if the chosen product is unavailable they aren't giving any alternatives in lieu, instead they just dont deliver or if they do give an alternative of higher value they charge the higher price whereas it would have been at the lower price before
 

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I haven't noticed and - when it comes to Tesco at least - I keep an eye on them. It's amazing how many errors you can find on the receipt; usually an offer that 'didn't go through'. When I complained, I was told the pricing system was in India or somewhere far-flung. I replied by saying that may well be, but it's strange how the errors always seem to be in Tesco's favour. Check your receipt!
Try to check the dates on the yellow stickers, some stores can be very slow at removing old offers even though the yellow sticker is still up.
In the past I've taken out phone to check if offer is still running, they used to have self price scanners in store which made it easier.
Also, have had issues where there's like 3 of a group of items say for €4 and they've put products into the section not in the offer (e.g. Club Orange v Club Zero).

Bit in general I find Supervalu worse at applying offers - current highly advertised offers especially.
 

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In Dunnes Blackrock they only seem to have the more expensive brands for sale. An example, go to the ice cream freezer section and all you see are the expensive brands.
 

odyssey06

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The CSO, who survey thousands of prices in hundreds of shops in every county, haven't noticed it either.
Food and non-alcholic beverages fell 1.2% in the year to April.
Do their surveys take into account, say if Tesco own brand products are out of stock?
Or are they price scanning RRPs?
There were definitely less offers during the crisis, definitely less own brand (cheaper) items available, and definitely price increases in Tesco on certain brands such as Andrex and Dettol.
 

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Back in March multi-buy offers were largely cancelled to discourage stock-piling and panic buying. I am not sure to what extent they have come back.
 

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Back in March multi-buy offers were largely cancelled to discourage stock-piling and panic buying. I am not sure to what extent they have come back.
In fairness the CSO never take account of multi-buy offers, only unit pricetag.

@odyssey06 - I am sure certain prices increased, but others decreased. It's a representative basket of consumer goods, many of which you won't buy personally.
 

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Times article from early April addresses this, supermarkets claiming they're still running similar numbers of discounts.
 

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@odyssey06 Good point re. self-scan and - I can't believe I'm saying this - I have SEEN THE LIGHT! Self-scan is the business. I avoided it for years, thinking it was Tesco getting me to do the work for them. But: I can now check that offers have been applied as I go (no nasty receipt surprises) and speed of checkout is a big bonus. I'd recommend anyone to give it a go.
 

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Just to note that Tesco's self-scan devices are not always picking up the same price as the till does when the 2 are synchronised.

I noticed it some time ago when an offer which had shown on the self-scanner didn't come up on the till and the check-out person said the 2 systems are not entirely connected.

I used just check everything scanned as expected as I went but now also make sure to notice the total before handing over the scanner.
 

Cricketer

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Well now Mrs. V., I take some of it back! I'll have to resume my scrutiny of my Tesco receipts (sigh). I have spotted at least ten mistakes in the past three or four years, every one of the errors in Tesco's favour. Maybe I am unlucky. Very unlucky.
 

Mrs Vimes

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You'll spot quick enough if the self-scan total is €XX.XX and the visa-tapping machine is not ;)
 
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