Canned food prices jump 60 percent

November 17: British supermarkets have been accused of adding misery to the poorest of families struggling with the recession by raising the prices of canned foods by more than 60 percent.
The Daily Mirror newspaper today called the increases ‘sneaky’, because it said on average food prices were falling.
It was using data collected by the retailers’ magazine The Grocer which revealed that in the month to November 4 the prices of retailers’ own-label ‘value’ products like canned baked beans and tomatoes had been hiked by 61 percent to 29p.
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