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Lidl gouging

  • 06-12-2022 10:11am
    Registered Users Posts: 3,917 ✭✭✭

    4 x sausage rolls 59c, 69c 85c 89c €1.09

    Cajun wrap €1.89, €2 €2.29 €2.69 €2.99

    chicken bacon wrap €1.59 €1.89 €1.99 €2.20

    bottled water 500ml 26c, 29c and now 69c. How is a 150%> price increase justified.

    Tesco and SuperValu are at it too daily. Dunnes Stores seems to be the only one reluctant to increase prices. They (Lidl and Tesco) are offsetting poor performance in their domestic and other international markets no doubt.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,251 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    over what time period are those price rises?

    food price inflation is most obvious at the cheaper end of the market.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,210 ✭✭✭✭Furze99

    I wouldn't call that price gouging. If you don't like the prices, off you toddle to Dunnes or wherever and buy there. Most people have a bit of choice in these things.

    What is deceptive practice and something that some Tesco stores in particular indulge in, is misleading price labelling. Putting up an offer type sticker on a shelf of similar products but close to ones that are not eligible - same product, different weight etc. Then hope the consumer will pick the non eligible product and not notice at the till.

    You don't see Lidl or Aldi at this carry on. Can't comment on Dunnes as never shop there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,821 ✭✭✭Gusser09

    It's price gouging and Lidl will have done the Maths and research on it. They know that a lot of lower income individuals and families can't afford to go to Dunnes and they will squeeze them just as much as they can.

    Lidl are well within their rights to do it but it's gouging for sure.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,251 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    go to 7:55 on this BBC piece, there's a discussion with jack monroe about food inflation and how it's hit lower food items hardest. it's nearly a year old at this point.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,312 ✭✭✭✭zell12

    Food, energy, transport, labour costs have risen globally, throw in some avian flu, some wars, weather issues (Spain drought). Stir well and serve

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,958 ✭✭✭kirk.

    SuperValu do that as well

    Product on offer and shelf stacked with different product size not on offer

    Probably nothing illegal bout it that's why

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,210 ✭✭✭✭Furze99

    Yep, SuperValu play that trick as well and I've held up the checkout in a local Centra over same thing. No it's not illegal but it's sharp practice, something that came in when it was decreed that items did not need individual pricing and that consumers would be guided by price tags on shelves.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,958 ✭✭✭kirk.

    They're a nightmare with the pizza special offers finding the ones on sale in the freezer

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,434 ✭✭✭Charles Babbage

    It should be illegal. There should be a requirement that the nearest price tag on the shelf indicates the price of a product. The shops can move the price tags. In Aldi the shelf tags can be in all sorts of place.