Families hit after supermarkets hike ‘budget’ food prices by as much as 110% in one year

Sean Poulter


Families relying on supermarket budget ranges to make ends meet are suffering some of the steepest food price hikes, research reveals.

The big supermarket chains have increased the price of more than 40 per cent of their own-label budget lines in the past year.

And compared with items in other ranges, the mark-up is far higher – often more than 20 per cent.

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