The cost of your weekly food shop is rocketing, according to the latest supermarket price statistics.
Food inflation rose to 2.4% in August, the highest level since October 2013.
Tesco shoppers have been the worst affected, with prices up a hefty 3.4% year-on-year.
The next biggest rise was at Asda where they’re up 2.4%, followed by Sainsbury’s (1.6%) and Morrisons (1.5%).
The Grocery Price Index (GPI) is collated by retail magazine The Grocer, which studies 62,000 products.
“Overall prices were up 0.5% on a month-by-month basis,
suggesting the GPI is likely to continue to rise through the rest of 2017,” says The Grocer.
The biggest price increase was across meat, fish and poultry, up 4.65% since last year,
while dairy product prices have risen by 2.6%.
Biscuits, sweets and snacks are now 3.5% more expensive than last year,
and ready meals are up 2.9%.
The only price that fell was for soft drinks with an average reduction of 1.3%