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.
Gilad Simhony, CEO of mySupermarket.co.uk, 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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