Stat of the day: 4.8%

The amount grocery prices rose in the 12 weeks to mid-July.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
If you’ve noticed your fruit and veg costing more over the past couple of months, you’re not the only one. Grocery prices rose by 4.8% in the 12 weeks to July 10 compared to the same time last year, according to research by Kantar Worldpanel. The market research company now says it’s likely grocery inflation will exceed 5% this year – a figure it had previously predicted wouldn’t be hit. 

The grocery market also remains polarised, with both discount and upmarket chains doing better than their mainstream rivals. At the top end of the market, Waitrose saw growth of 9% over the period, while at the bottom end Aldi and Lidl enjoyed growth in the double digits – 20.2% and 15.6% respectively.

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