More festive fears for Brits as turkey prices rise by a third compared to last year

TURKEYS cost up to a third more than a year ago, stats show.Fresh birds are 33.3 per cent more at Tesco, from £22.47 to £29.96.
1The biggest turkey price rise is at Tesco, with prices rising by a thirdCredit: Getty
And 40 per cent of 113 fresh or frozen turkey products in major supermarkets cost more this year than last year, magazine The Grocer found.
Waitrose’s Essential frozen large turkey is up 27.5 per cent and a fresh breast crown is nine per cent more expensive.
Asda frozen turkey products rose by 16.7 per cent. Discounters Iceland, Aldi and Lidl also increased prices.
Half of cost increases were for crowns. Turkey producers have been hit by higher costs and labour shortages this year.

A poultry industry insider said it was “economically unviable to keep operating as many have had to”.
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