Grocery chains revised their prices on February 1 to counter the increase in purchasing prices from suppliers. For many, trading is now much more affordable.
According to a recent price test by DinSide, shopping was 7-8 percent higher after the price increase than last week.
I understand that the price of something has to go up because the price of energy is going up for everyone. But I don’t know if it is right to go up as it is now, says the mother of the young children, Ida Gero, to Dagbladet.
She is at the shop with her partner, Adrian Myrtveit, who is also suspicious of the price increase.
– There is nothing lucky, says Myrtveit.
Several people who spoke about Dagbladet pointed out that the final amount at the cash register ended up being much higher than previously.
– Avoid the crisis
– We were really only meant to have one thing, but then there was something else, says Ida Gero.
She looks at the receipt, which according to the grocery stock exchange should have ended up with a total of seven to eight percent higher today than yesterday. During today’s trading, the pair did not take any special measures to reduce the final amount, but they will do so in the future.
– This means being more aware of what you’re shopping for, and following up when there are offers, says Adrian Myrtveit.
He is also skeptical of the current surge.
– I think that politicians should follow and make sure that there is no exploitation of ordinary people, he points out.
– They must ensure that this is to cover real cost increases, and that store chain owners do not just take advantage of the crisis, he adds.
They did not fulfill what they promised
Outside the same shop, Dagbladet meets Sahira Talib and her son, Ali Talib. They clearly notice that the prices are higher than before.
– We noticed that eggs, milk and cheese are much more expensive. As Ali Talib Bread says.
– It’s absolutely incredible, he adds.
He usually lives in Sweden, but now he visits his mother and the rest of the family in Oslo. Then he often buys food from Sweden, as food is often cheaper there.
– I’m excited about what this will look like in the future. Many say this is only temporary, and part of the corona era. But Ali Talib believes that the politicians do not keep their promises.
He is especially worried about those who had little before, and who now may not be able to buy food. He hopes the authorities will take action now.
Matthias Säbo Hodenland is a student, and tells Dagbladet that he has noticed rising prices in his wallet.
– I live on a student budget, so it’s noticeable when they raise prices and you’re really tight, says the 22-year-old, who continues:
– I understand that this is happening, because shops must also earn money. It’s only embarrassing when it affects those who can’t stand it, like students or the elderly.
On Wednesday, he and his friend Kasper Ersland, 21, went to the local Kiwi store, where he usually shops. The chain store’s decision not to raise prices in line with the other players gives him even more reason to visit.
Hodneland says it will take more steps in the future so that shopping cart isn’t so expensive.
— that will mean shopping in larger quantities, and planning more strategically, he says.
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