Food fears

Published Thursday, 24 May 2012
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9 in 10 consumers in Northern Ireland are worried about the cost of their food and groceries.

Latest research by the Consumer Council shows that the vast majority of consumers in Northern Ireland (87 per cent) have concerns about price increases in their food and grocery shopping over the past 12 months.

Official figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show that food prices rose 26 per cent between June 2007 and June 2011, with no evidence yet of a return to a downward trend.

We need your help

The Consumer Council wants to hear from you. Have you had to make changes to the way you shop, cook and eat as a result of higher prices charged at the tills?

The Consumer Council has launched an online survey which includes questions about special offers and discounts, the ease or difficulty of comparing prices and whether or not you think supermarkets and food retailers do all they can to charge a fair price and make things easier for their shoppers.

The online survey only takes 3 minutes so please let us have your views. Consumers can also choose to keep a Food Shopping Diary which involves keeping your receipts for a week and taking 15 minutes to fill out questions in the diary.

Next steps

We plan to use the information consumers provide to work with the retail food sector and Government to develop transparent, consumer focused price and promotion strategies which enable consumers to shop wisely, eat well and manage their household budgets more effectively.


Consumers can access the online survey at www.consumercouncil.org.uk

Hard copies of the Food Shopping Diary can be downloaded from the website or by calling 0800 121 6022.

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The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland's consumers.

They aim to make consumer voices heard and make them count.

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