Sales of organic products decreased in UK

By: trademagazin Date: 2008. 08. 12. 00:00

Fresh food costs nearly 11 per cent more than a year ago and shoppers seem to be losing their taste for expensive organic produce, with sales down. Demand for them dropped 8.1 per cent in the past three months, said retail analysts TNS.

 Shop shelf prices for all types of food
are on average 9.5 per cent higher than a year ago, the British
Retail Consortium found. But research by price comparison website found that a basket of 24 common groceries from
Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s was on average 21 per cent more
expensive last month than in July last year.

Soaring transport costs, heating bills
and even refrigeration costs are being blamed for the price
Shelf prices of all types of goods, including non-food,
were 3.2 per cent more expensive than last year, according to the
BRC. Some electrical goods and clothes are cheaper. BRC director
general Stephen Robertson said: “Falls in the prices of oil and
some world commodities, such as wheat and soya, provide hope but most
retail costs remain sharply up on a year ago and are still rising.


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