THE price of Utterly Butterly margarine has nearly doubled in the year since Russia invaded Ukraine.It has gone up 95 per cent from £1 to £1.95 in major supermarkets, Which? research shows.
1The price of Utterly Butterly margarine soared by 95 per cent in the past yearCredit: Handout
The increase reflects how grocery staples have risen above and beyond general food inflation.
Food prices rose 15 per cent in December but it was 29.4 for butters and spreads and 26.3 for milk.
Sunflower oil, dairy and wheat foods have jumped now two major producers, Russia and Ukraine, are at war.
The biggest rise last year was for Quaker Oat So Simple Simply Apple at Asda — from £1 to £2.88.
Sue Davies at Which? said: “Some households are already skipping meals to make ends meet and our findings show trust in supermarkets taking a hit as many people worry they are putting profits before the people suffering during this cost of living crisis.”
“Supermarkets must do more, Which? is calling for them to ensure everyone has easy access to basic, affordable food ranges at a store near them, particularly in areas where people are most in need, as well as pricing which enables people to easily work out best value and promotions to support people who are particularly struggling.”