Morrisons’ meal range used to cost £3 but is now up 50p to £3.50 – meaning customers are paying around 17% more. The offer includes a main course, a snack and a drink.
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Morrisons has raised the price of its food range by 50p to £3.50, dealing a blow to shoppers already grappling with rising food costs.
The lunch combo used to cost £3 – meaning customers are paying around 17% more. The offer includes a main course, a snack and a drink.
The supermarket has also launched a new £4 offer which includes sandwiches from its premium ‘The Best’ range.
Morrisons told MoneySavingExpert that this is the first price hike for its lunch menu in over two years – but it’s not the only grocer to have increased the cost of its lunch menu in recent weeks.
Boots quietly increased the cost of its food business from £3.39 to £3.59 at most of its stores and from £3.99 to £4.19 at its London branches in March.
This means buyers pay 20p more for both price sets.
The price of a Co-op meal has also been increased from £3.50 to £3.75 – by 25p.
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Currently the cheapest supermarket meal deal is from Tesco – but it’s only available to its Clubcard members.
Club card holders pay £3 for the lunch combination, while shoppers who have not signed up for the loyalty scheme pay £3.50.
Sainsbury’s has also not changed the price of its food offering this year, having increased it from £3 to £3.50 in May 2021.
Supermarket customers are already paying more for their weekly groceries, with new research from Kantar showing grocery inflation is now at 7%.
This is up from 5.9% just a month ago and the highest level in 13 years.
According to Kantar, some of the products where prices are rising the fastest include dog food, savory snacks and fresh beef.
The cost of a family roast of toast, eggs, sausage, bacon and beans has risen by 40p since last year – to £6.93.
Prices are rising due to increased costs for food producers, including energy and fuel.
The war in Ukraine is also driving up costs, with Russia being a major supplier of wheat and fertilizer.
In a warning about how rising costs are affecting families, Kantar said over a fifth of UK households now describe themselves as “struggling” to make ends meet.
Comparison of prices for food offers in the supermarket
- Asda – No fixed price. When you buy three items, you get the cheapest one for free.
- Boots – £3.59 or £4.19 in London.
- Co-op – £3.75.
- Morrisons – £3.50 for a standard menu or £4 for Premium.
- Sainsbury’s – £3.50
- Tesco – £3 (Clubcard holders) or £3.50.
Aldi, Lidl, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose do not currently offer food options.
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