Fresh turkey consumer prices fall in time for Christmas

The cost of a fresh turkey has seen a year-on-year decreases as supermarkets look to offer value at Christmas.

While the mySupermarket Grocery Tracker found that the cost of the 35 most commonly bought grocery items crept up from 86.16 in October to 86.35 in November, the cost of a fresh turkey fell -12% compared to the same month in 2014.

The monthly increase was driven by a 12% increase in the price of apples, a 10% increase in the price of grapes and an 8% rise in the price of broccoli.

In better news for consumers, deli bacon and ham prices dropped -3%, while the price of onions and tomatoes fell by -6% and -4% respectively.

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Gilad Simhony, CEO of, said: Although grocery prices have generally been falling in 2015, the increase we have been seeing over the last few months is a concern, as it could result in shoppers paying more for their essential weekly groceries. There are huge savings to be found in supermarkets and shoppers looking to save money in the run-up to Christmas should be aware of the cost of their favourite products before they go in-store.

It is great to see the price of turkeys and mince pies coming down. However, shoppers should be aware that other Christmas favourites, such as champagne and sparkling wines, have crept up.

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