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Aldi and Kaufland: Price explosion is imminent - what that means for customers

2021-10-15T07:15:25.946Z

Bad news for consumers! Numerous foods are likely to become massively more expensive soon. Is there a threat of a price explosion in German supermarkets?



Bad news for consumers!

Numerous foods are likely to become massively more expensive soon.

Is there a threat of a price explosion in German supermarkets?

Customers in Germany now have to be very strong, because they could face a huge price explosion! There are several reasons for this: poor harvests, a lack of raw materials, container crises, current inflation and tough negotiations between brand manufacturers. The Handelsblatt therefore predicts increases of over 30 percent on food. In addition, there could be gaps on the shelves of Aldi, Kaufland, LIDL, Penny and Co. in the near future. HEIDELBERG24 reveals what is behind this and what the consequences could be for consumers and customers. *

All over the world, the cost of food is increasing.

Of course, Germany is not spared from the price increases.

Customers in supermarkets or discounters have already had to cope with increased prices in the last few months, but the maximum values ​​are still far from being reached.

"We will probably see significant price increases in the second half of the year," explains Robert Kecskes, industry expert for market researcher GfK, to Handelsblatt.

The reasons for this include increased raw and freight costs.

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EUR 25.3 billion (2020-2021)

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Klaus Gehrig (March 1, 2004–)

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Kaufland, LIDL

Aldi, Kaufland and Co .: According to the FAO, basic products are becoming more and more expensive

The United Nations' “The Food and Agriculture Organization” (FAO) recently announced that the “Food Price Index” rose to a value of 130.0 points in September. This is an increase of 1.2 percent compared to the previous month and even 32.8 percent compared to the previous year! Since 1945, the FAO has made it its mission to fight hunger in the world. To do this, the employees analyze the price developments of various foods and use them to calculate how expensive they are overall.

According to the FAO, the rise in the Food Price Index is related to the fact that the prices of grains, vegetable oils, milk and sugar have risen.

Grain in particular is currently in short supply due to transport difficulties - which is why prices have increased by up to four percent worldwide.

“For the most important types of grain, wheat will be the focus in the coming weeks, as demand has to be tested against rapidly rising prices,” explains Abdolreza Abbassian, Senior Economist at FAO.

Aldi, Kaufland and Co .: This is behind increased prices

Rising prices around the world mean that customers at Aldi, Kaufland, LIDL, Penny and Co. have to dig deeper into their pockets. Because in the end, higher production costs are always passed on to the consumer. According to "Chip", pasta giants like Barilla, Birkel and Buitoni are already planning a massive increase, so that their products should be up to 25 percent more expensive! As reported by 24hamburg, more will have to be paid for ready-made detergents, pizzas and chocolate in the future *. Some meat products are also becoming more expensive - but this is more due to markets such as Aldi *, Rewe, Lidl, Penny and Kaufland *, which are increasingly saying goodbye to cheap meat at levels one and two *.

It is already known that fruit and vegetables cost more over the autumn months.

This year it could get worse.

The reason for this is the poorly unusual potato harvest, which could even affect all French fries fans.

These could be smaller and thinner due to the small amount.

But according to Chip, autumn vegetables such as cabbage and pumpkins should also become significantly more expensive.

Aldi, Kaufland and Co .: Markets and manufacturers in price war

If things get really bad, there could even be gaps on the shelves at stores like Aldi, Kaufland, LIDL, Penny and Co. this winter.

"The market-dominating manufacturers are increasingly confronting us with demands for price increases, and as a means of pressure they sometimes use delivery stops," an EDEKA spokesman explains to the Handelsblatt.

According to Edeka boss Markus Mosa, Dr.

Oetker asked for a price premium of 8.9 percent and Maggi of 15.7 percent.

As long as the tug-of-war over prices is over, customers must expect that some of their favorite products will no longer be found in the supermarket or discount store.

There is currently no end in sight to the price explosion.

(ie) * HEIDELBERG24 and 24hamburg are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA.

List of rubric lists: © Patrick Pleul (dpa

Source: merkur

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