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The holiday sales are over: the chains are raising prices again - voila! Of money


The inspection by the Consumer Council shows that there have been alarming price increases that are hurting the pockets of all of us. The monthly inspection of the fixed monthly product basket brings up price differences that should be known

The promotions are over, the prices are going up: the chains are returning to the pre-holiday prices (Photo: ShutterStock)

Sometimes the increase in price is not just the increase in the official price, it often manifests itself in the cessation of promotions and discounts, in a way that makes the blow we suffer at the cash register much more painful.

The monthly inspection carried out by the Consumer Council includes a basket of products consisting of approximately 820 products that are defined as basic, those found in every home in Israel.

The monthly test measures the periodic fluctuations and examines how much they affect the price of the basket, which produces a general idea of ​​the state of the cost of living in the Israeli reality.

The latest inspection conducted this month by the Consumer Council brings up alarming data according to which the general basket of products increased in the last year by about 6.2% and compared to the prices before the holiday by about 1.8%.

In addition, additional price increases are expected that will significantly affect the pocket of all of us.

Among the extraordinary price increases that occurred during the periods examined were products such as: eggs, onions, avocados, canned corn, as well as an increase in the prices of sugar products, which signals future increases in a series of hundreds of products in which sugar is a main ingredient, such as: snacks, spreads, preserves, ketchup, sweet drinks , chocolates, sauces and milk delicacies.

Some importers and manufacturers have already raised prices over the past few months.

The special promotions before the holiday are over and the basket of products is getting more expensive again (Photo: ShutterStock)

No more special offers

The 10th and comprehensive monthly inspection included the wide basket of products that was inspected on three dates: 19.4.2023, 22.3.2023 and compared to the prices we paid in the corresponding period after Passover last year on 27.4.2022.

The prices we have given reflect an average including promotions, without credit promotions of the networks and sub-networks that broadcast to the Pricez website.

Statistical support: Dr. Or Katz, Ashkelon Academic College.

This is an average increase of about 1.8% compared to the test before Passover - an expression of the end of the holiday sales and an average increase of 6.2 percent from the price of the same basket in May 2022.

Returning to stores after Passover this year was more expensive Compared to last year (April 27, 2022), for example:

the price of a kilo of avocados increased by 62%, the price of a kilo of dry onions increased by 42%, the average price of canned corn products tested increased by 25%, the price of houses increased by about 20%, An increase of about 15% in sugar products, frozen chicken products/prepared schnitzels/children's schnitzels went up by 13%, vegetable schnitzels became more expensive by 11%

The end of Passover sales is also reflected in the increase in the prices of flour and semolina, which increased by about 12% compared to last year, Gad Dairies preceded the increase in dairy products and increased the price by 9%, the price of pretzels and grissini snacks increased by 12%. In addition, there is a significant increase in canned goods:

Vita Galil fruit 24%, Chal (Yakhin) variety 19% and on top of it in hygiene and body care products: Proctor & Gamble 10%, Pinok 15%, Dove 10%.

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The same product - less expensive: the test reveals significant differences between the different chains on the exact same product (Photo: ShutterStock)

Same product - less expensive

The differences for the exact same products between the chains are extremely significant, among the products we found:

Gillette Fusion razors 16 units - sold at Super Pharm at a price of NIS 248.9 and in Shufersal chain you can purchase them at a price of NIS 39 - a savings of NIS 109.9 - a difference of 79 %!

Milk-based milk phase 1 Gold Similac 700 grams - sold at a price of NIS 94.9 in the Yalo network, when you buy 2 you get one in the chains, Yohannoff, Masheslan Shuk, Shufersal Deal, and Rami Levy you will pay NIS 60 per box, a savings of NIS 35 - a difference of 58% !

The monthly product basket increased by about 1.8% from before the holidays, and by about 6.2% from last year (Photo: ShutterStock)

Where will you find the cheapest basket?

Average chain price of the product basket is checked for comparison between chains that have at least 80% of the total products in the monthly shopping basket.

When a product is not found in the entire network, the average price of the other networks tested is taken for it.

According to the data from the test, the

most expensive and cheapest chains were found and these are: the cheapest chain: Rami Levy and the most expensive chain: Mega in the city - with a difference of 18% between them

. In the city, and the most expensive network is: Mega in the city.

In the discount chains, the gap is 12%, where the most expensive chain is: Tiv Taam, but the gap is smaller than the previous test (16%), in Tiv Taam there was no change in the price of the basket, and at Rami Levy the basket became more expensive by almost 4%.

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Source: walla

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