18/01/2023 03:39 PM | Click to read full article
Basic groceries, such as milk, butter and cheese, are seeing price rises of up to 30%, sparking suspicions of supermarket profiteering. Some own-brand products were up by more than 80%. Food and drink inflation was at 15% overall across the UK’s eight biggest supermarkets in the year to December. Many supermarkets reported strong sales over Christmas amid record-high food price inflation. Shoppers believe stores should do more to help customers survive the cost of living crisis.