Bread, milk, butter and mineral water have become more expensive in supermarkets and discounters since March. While almost 400 products have become more expensive in recent months, the prices of some foods are now falling. FOCUS Online says which products have already become cheaper and where prices are falling.
A pack of butter costs over 3 euros, a liter of milk in many places over 1.20 euros and the cheapest 6-pack of mineral water in Germany costs 1.50 euros – without a deposit. The most popular supermarket products have never been so expensive since the introduction of the euro.
An end to inflation is not in sight. The persistently high inflation of 7 percent and the ever-increasing producer prices are making groceries more expensive at Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord, Rewe, Lidl, Edeka and other retailers in Germany. Rags are apparently flying behind the scenes. As FOCUS Online learned, the large supermarket chains Rewe and Edeka in particular fear price increases from brand manufacturers and even threaten to be delisted.
Recently there was apparently trouble between Edeka and Heinz Ketchup.
The reason for the stress between manufacturers and supermarkets is that the purchasing behavior of customers is changing as a result of high inflation. Discounters and no-name items are playing an increasingly important role. Special offers and discounts come to the fore.
Beef, and especially ground beef, could become cheaper in the next few weeks. In view of the rising prices, consumers had increasingly resorted to minced pork and mixed minced meat. There is also a seasonal oversupply. This puts bull, veal, cow and beef under pressure.
It is still unclear how high the price reduction will be. But 20-25 percent would be possible. At the same time, however, prices had risen by almost 30 percent since March compared to the previous year.
The prices of a number of sausage products will also fall in the foreseeable future. However, this is a seasonal effect. Consumers normally consume more sausage products. An adjustment seems to have taken place due to a change in purchasing behavior.
The pack of organic chicken breast fillet cost 4.79 euros at Aldi Nord and Lidl last week. The goods (400 grams) are now available for EUR 4.49. The minute steaks cost 5.19 euros at the beginning of May, and the meat products are now available for 4.99 euros. The prices for pork and turkey schnitzel remain unchanged. They are still at a high level.
First adjustments are expected for flour at the beginning of June. Bread mixes should already be 20 cents more expensive at the weekend, FOCUS Online learned from insider circles of a large supermarket giant.
This would have an indirect impact on the bread supply. The cheapest roll was 4 cents more expensive at the discounter and now costs over 17 cents. At the beginning of February, consumers paid 79 cents for the cheapest spelled bread. In the meantime, 99 cents are due for it. Experts reckon that the price could rise to EUR 1.05.
Prices for cheese are also continuing to rise. Just last week, Edeka and Rewe raised mozzarella, Emmental, Gouda and cheese by 20 cents. The effect was also transferred to discounters. Netto Marken-Discount, Penny, Lidl and Aldi followed suit with their own brands.
The focus on special offers remains. With the larger providers such as Hit, Edeka, Rewe, Aldi, Real, Lidl, Penny or Netto Marken-Discount, customers can save on 20 yoghurt products. 16 jam products are also 30 percent cheaper this week.
When it comes to pasta, consumers save especially with brand manufacturers such as Barilla and De Ceco.
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The original of this article “Prices are falling – which foods are now cheaper and more expensive in the supermarket” comes from chip.de.