Blinds Supermarket unwraps the rising cost of Christmas

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Over the last six years, the price of sprouts, potatoes, stuffing, Christmas pudding and frozen turkey at the big four supermarkets has shot up from £18.81 to £27.40. That’s a wallet-wobbling 46% increase!

The rising cost of Christmas infographic

The rising cost of Christmas infographic | Blinds-Supermarket

There has definitely been a big rise in the cost of Christmas dinner. And that might mean certain foods are off this year’s menu, which could be good news for sprout haters.

The cost of Christmas dinner is soaring, according to new findings made by budget retailer Blinds Supermarket.

Over the last six years, the price of sprouts, potatoes, stuffing, Christmas pudding and frozen turkey at the big four supermarkets has shot up from £18.81 to £27.40. That’s a wallet-wobbling 46% increase!

Fortunately, the made-to-measure blinds specialist found some respite from rising prices. The cost of parsnips, peas and carrots has actually gone down by 26%.

Paul Bostock, community manager at Blinds Supermarket, says: "There has definitely been a big rise in the cost of Christmas dinner. And that might mean certain foods are off this year’s menu, which could be good news for sprout haters".

"But if shoppers act smart, then they should still be able to fill up on festive foods without emptying their wallet."
                             2008    2014             %
Frozen turkey (5-6kg)    £14.89    £21.50    +44%
Frozen peas (1kg)    £1.78    £1.11    -37%
Parsnips (1kg)             £2    £1.53    -24%
Carrots (1kg)            £0.78    £0.76    -3%
Sprouts (1kg)            £1.24    £2.44    +96%
Potatoes (2.5kg)    £1.24    £1.58    +27%
Stuffing (85g)            £0.48    £0.60    +25%
Christmas pudding (100g)    £0.96    £1.34    +40%

As well as calculating the cost of Christmas dinner, Blinds Supermarket has produced a guide that gives tips on saving money while having festive fun.
You can view Blinds Supermarket’s ‘How you can beat the rising cost of Christmas and still have festive fun!’ infographic, here: http://www.blinds-supermarket.co.uk/blog/2014/12/can-beat-rising-cost-christmas-still-festive-fun/

For more information, visit http://www.blinds-supermarket.co.uk or email pr(at)blinds-supermarket(dot)co(dot)uk.

Notes to editors

Prices correct on Thursday 9th October, 2014. The 2008 prices are based on research produced by the Grocer in 2012, while the 2014 prices are based on an average of costs taken from the big four supermarkets.

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