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'Sneaky' price rises; In Brief.

CONSUMERS are suering "sneaky" price rises on some everyday grocery items as big brands quietly reduce the size of products, a watchdog has warned.

Which? said it continued to nd evidence that commonly-bought items such as tea, cheese and washing powder had shrunk - and in some cases actually increased in price.

It found that Sainsbury's increased the cost of Tetley Blend of Both tea from PS2.55 to PS2.75, despite the pack shrink-shrinking from 80 tea bags to 75.

Asda increased its price for Philadelphia Light Soft Cheese from PS1.84 to PS1.87 after the pack shrank 10% from 200g to 180g.

Surf Essential Oils Powder Tropical Lily & Ylang Ylang remained priced at PS5 in Ocado and Tesco despite shrink-shrinking from 25 washes (2kg) to 23 washes (1.61kg).

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 19, 2015
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