Inflation has been climbing steadily for many months now. War in Ukraine, strikes, drought, fuel shortages, rising energy prices: the factors contributing to this ever-increasing price are many and compounding. In supermarkets, the price of food has jumped almost 14% year on year, according to the IRI barometer.
The first month of the year does not see the pace slow down in any way, on the contrary: in the month of January 2023 alone, the inflation rate increased by 0.57%, as reported by our colleagues at Capital. This increase in prices is more or less reflected in the products, in particular depending on the category of the brand that produces them. Indeed, national brands have seen their prices increase by 11% over one year, against 18% for private labels and finally up to 20% for entry-level products!
The current context also provides clues pointing to a continuation of the price surge in the near future. Indeed, the retail sector is at a pivotal moment, that of annual negotiations between distributors and manufacturers. On the producer side, requests for price increases are rife, with the main justification being the increase in the price of energy.
These negotiations will end on March 1, the date on which consumers will therefore be fixed. We can expect a new wave, or even a tsunami, of price hikes. For now, some products or product categories are more impacted than others: find below the ranking of the 12 foods whose price has increased the most, according to Le Monde.