Mercadona is living one of its golden ages. Although practically since it was born this supermarket of Valencian origin has had a track record of success, the pandemic and rampant inflation has been a repulsive for the business, which allowed it to obtain in 2021 billing record with 25,517 million euros.
Although the reality is that earned 6.4% less than in 2020680 million euros clean, since the rise in prices that already in 2021 began to happen throughout the world also affected the chain.
Something that he does not want to repeat, according to what is happening in his stores and that has an impact on his pockets. surely lately they have noticed that they need more and more money to make their purchase at Mercadona. Or that with the same money as before they buy fewer things.
Mercadona has raised prices gentlemen. It is a fact and we cannot deny it. And although the company does not want to admit it openly, there is a website that has put everything black on white and shows that the company has made its products more expensive.
Price increases reaching 70%
Thanks to the selfless good work of an Internet user, today we are going to see how Mercadona has been raising prices little by little since September of last year of some of its products as inflation rose in Spain.
Joan is my shepherd is the name of the blog of this good man who has been comparing prices in Mercadona in the last six months because he had to start shopping online because his trusted Mercadona was far away.
For pure entertainment, this man has been collecting what the prices of his shopping basket were changing. And he has shown how many of these products have gone up in price until reaching, in some cases, 70% increments.
For example, a simple pot of beans that in December cost 0.75 euros today is worth 1 euro, which represents an increase of 33%. They’ll think, well it’s only 25 cents more. Yes, but if this happens in all products, the final ticket is quite expensive.
A pot of fabada of 0.95 euros in September today is 1.20 euros (+26%), a pack of six 0% yogurts of Hacendado brand cost 0.70 euros and now they have gone to 0.90 euros (+29 %), the family package wholemeal sliced bread has gone from 0.95 euros to 1.25 euros (+32%) and the pack of toilet paper from 3.95 euros in September is now 4.90 euros (+24 %).
But there are more striking cases that are closely linked to the international context. This is the case of flour, a product highly impacted by the war in Ukraine. It has become more expensive in Mercadona by 70%, passing 1.95 euros for a package of normal wheat flour from Hacendado to 3.30. Or potatoes, which in just one month, from March to April, have gone from 4.79 euros to 6.75 euros per package.
increments less than 10% light tuna in olive oil, goat cheese, lactose-free skimmed milk, lettuce, sun-dried tomato or orange and lemon soft drinks have suffered. But, on average, according to what this website exposes, prices have increased by around 20% in Mercadona.
Also there is some food that goes down in price, but not much. For example, the pot of Madrid stew has gone from 1.25 euros to 1.20 euros, or the 30ml rubbish bags have dropped from 1.75 euros to 1.70 euros. The most significant is seen in Coca-Cola Zero, which has dropped to 3.24 euros for a pack of two two-liter bottles from 3.52 euros.
and there are products that maintain prices in these months (dishwasher, various sauces, jam, candies, peaches in syrup…), but they are things that are not essential on the shopping list, trinkets that are not going to alleviate the cost of food that we already see is going to go costing more every day unless the adverse circumstances that we live in are intensified.
Source: El Blog Salmón by www.elblogsalmon.com.
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