Irish News of the World
February 15th, 2009
Silly Surveys Skirt Real Issues
I see the National Consumer Agency are still carrying out farcical surveys. This month they told us about price differences between the big supermarkets and completed missed the real story – that everyone’s still RAISING prices.
From December 2007, until last month, Tesco, Dunnes Stores and SuperQuinn all jacked up their prices – Tesco by 4.9%, Dunnes by 3.5%, SuperQuinn by 2.8%.
At a time when demand and prices are generally falling in Ireland, our supermarkets are INCREASING their prices by nearly 5%.
All consumers really care about is the fact that grocery prices are going up everywhere – not the relative differences between each.
The truth is, a couple of grocery price sureys by the NCA every year aren’t having any impact on that rising trend. Get your act together.