Prices continue to rise. Milk costs more than 1 euro per liter for the first time – and groceries are now becoming even more expensive. Since this weekend, consumers have had to dig deeper into their pockets for several products in German supermarkets. FOCUS Online says which products have become more expensive and where you can now get your weekly shopping cheaper.
Inflation and producer prices remain at high levels. Gasoline and diesel remain expensive and transport and delivery costs are constantly increasing.
Consumers now tremble before every visit to the supermarket. The fact is that prices change weekly – and upwards.
Recent example last weekend. Around 30 products have become more expensive, as FOCUS Online’s price radar shows. Every week, Germany’s price champions look at the branches of Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord, Lidl, Rewe, Edeka and Netto Marken-Discount and analyze the prices there.
Aldi Nord’s own brand “Golden Seafood” cost 2.19 euros on Saturday. On Monday morning, customers now pay 70 cents more: the discounter charges 2.89 euros for the popular 450-gram pack.
The price for fish fingers also climbed at Rewe. Customers now pay 2.49 euros (250 grams) for the own brand “Rewe Beste Wahl”. The old price was 2.19 euros. For the branded product from Iglo (15 pieces), Edeka now charges a whopping 4.19 euros. The price on Saturday was still 3.69 euros! Makes a price increase of 50 cents.
After Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord raised the liter price of long-life whole milk from 92 cents to 1.09 euros, all supermarkets and discounters followed with similar price adjustments. Rewe increased the price for Weihenstephan’s branded milk from 1.19 euros to 1.49 euros. The dairy product thus scratched the 1.50 euro mark for the first time. The lactose-free variant from Weihenstephan has already broken through this mark. A liter costs 1.59 euros at Edeka.
Since this weekend, condensed milk, crème fraîche, whipped cream, sour cream and sour cream have also been affected by sharp price increases. At Netto Marken-Discount, the corresponding no-name products are now 20 cents more expensive. Aldi, Lidl and Norma also increased at a similarly high level.
buttermilk and kefir
The pure buttermilk from Aldi brand “Milsani” is now available in the branches for 59 cents (from 55 cents). At Rewe, the “Yes” product climbed to 65 cents. On the other hand, Müller’s branded product “Pure Buttermilk” has not (yet) been adjusted. Aldi Nord, Hit and Edeka all charge 99 cents for the cup.
The situation is completely different with Kefir and Ayran from Müller. Here the price at Rewe climbed by 20 cents from 99 cents to 1.09 euros.
There were also price adjustments across the board for bin liners. While the price increase at Aldi Süd, Lidl and Netto Marken-Discount is rather moderate at four cents per pack, Rewe customers now have to pay just under three euros for the larger 60-litre Swirl bin liners. The price climbed from originally 2.69 euros to 2.99 euros.
Ten meat and sausage products became more expensive at the weekend, as FOCUS Online’s price radar shows.
Teewurst, yellow sausage, veal liver sausage, bratwurst, salmon ham, Cabanossi, poultry sausage, chicken breast fillet, poultry salami or ham went up by up to 25 cents per pack in all supermarkets and discounter markets. Example of cold cuts, salami from “Herzenssache”: instead of 1.79 euros, customers now pay 1.99 euros for 70 grams. The cold cuts from Wiesenhof cost 1.19 euros at Edeka on Friday morning. The 80 gram pack was now available on Saturday for 1.29 euros.
Yes! After the summer holidays, the first condition negotiations begin in German retail.
It is possible that there will be price adjustments here, especially for soft drinks, beer, juices, ketchup and chocolate. Brand manufacturers want to raise prices, supermarkets want to avoid that.
Look actively in brochures and look for discount offers. Only buy branded products when they are on sale.
Go private label and get the biggest savings. For this you buy products that can be found on the lower shelves. If you only buy food and drinks that are at eye level on the shelf, you have to expect higher prices.
Good to know: Despite the current wave of prices, there are many ways to save.
Special and weekly offers remain an important building block for Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord, Lidl, Rewe, Edeka, Hit and Co.
Look in brochures and pay attention to billboards in the branches. Coupons and vouchers can also make weekly shopping cheaper. We list the corresponding offers for you here. We provide an overview of how you can save in the supermarket here: At Aldi, Lidl, Rewe or Edeka – with simple tips you can immediately save 140 euros a month in the supermarket