In the last few weeks Single and Double Cream have gone up by 50% (I don't buy a lot of cream but do like it in my coffee).
About 4 weeks ago Single Cream was about 95p, it then jumped to £1.22 now it's around £1.48 (600g cartons).....interestingly (well I think so) if you look at comparesupermarketprices site then you'll find that Asda, Sainsbury and Tesco are all charging exactly the same for the 3 main sizes (150g, 300g and 600g) in Double and Single Cream.
Is this a rigged market in the run up to Crimbo so they can salsh the price to say £1.10 (still above the 95p originally) and say it's 'On Sale'? I can't imagine the supply chain costs for a 'fast to market' commodity like cream can have gone up 50% in the matter of 4-5 weeks and people not be aware of the reasons (OK fuels gone up but that can't account for more then 5% of creams overall costs).
Any ideas anyone?