One such example is Hula Hoops, according to a new report. The latest research shows that bags of several popular best-known snack foods have been increased by between 5p and 10p in High Street supermarkets.
Brand owner KP Snacks told trade magazine The Grocer that “inflationary pressures “ had caused it to pass on rising costs.
This may not sound like good news, but for so long these international multinatinals have squeezed smaller manufacturers out of the main markets. Supermarkets will be forced by their own profitability to search out lower priced alternatives.
This can only possibly be good news for smaller and locally produced Crisps makers.
So, bad news today, but brilliant news in the long run, as anything that undermines the monopoly of these standard and often far inferior (see our review pages for hundreds of examples), products, can ony possibly be a good thing for British consumers.