Daily uk news Price of eggs soars by 20 per cent in just TWO WEEKS amid supply crisis - and cost increases for nearly 40 items in the last fortnight, data reveals PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Supermarkets have been faced with the UK's largest bout of avian flu and rising production costs, leading to a shortage of eggs. The biggest hike was in a box of 15 eggs at Tesco, up by 30p in the last two weeks.

Daily uk news Price of eggs soars by 20 per cent in just TWO WEEKS amid supply crisis - and cost increases for nearly 40 items in the last fortnight, data reveals PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Supermarkets have been faced with the UK's largest bout of avian flu and rising production costs, leading to a shortage of eggs. The biggest hike was in a box of 15 eggs at Tesco, up by 30p in the last two weeks.

Daily uk news Price of eggs soars by 20 per cent in just TWO WEEKS amid supply crisis - and cost increases for nearly 40 items in the last fortnight, data reveals PremierLeague-News.Com
25 November 2022 - 17:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Egg prices have rocketed by up to 20 per cent in the past two weeks as the supply chain crisis worsens.As supermarkets contend with a growing shortage of eggs, customers are facing hefty price rises with 37 separate price increases being recorded since 12 November, according to analysis of Assosia data by The Grocer. Three of the big four chains - Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco - saw numerous price rises as well as Waitrose, Lidl and Aldi, the data showed.The biggest reported price hike was a 20.1 per cent increase for a pack of 15 own-label Tesco caged eggs, which rose from £1.49 to £1.79. The product was priced at £1.18 at the beginning of the year, meaning the price of the product has since risen by over 50 per cent.The next highest rises were also stocked at Tesco. A Clarence Court Old Cotswold Free Range six-pack rose by 19.2 per cent, from £2.60 to £3.10. Egg prices have soared by up to 20 per cent in the past fortnight as supermarket chains have faced rising costs and avian fluA Tesco Finest Free Range Chestnut Maran Egg six-pack is now 15 per cent more expensive than it was two weeks ago, rising from £2 to £2.30. This was the same level of percentage increase seen in Waitrose's Essential Free Range White Egg six-pack which rose from £1 to £1.15.When asked about the price rise, a Waitrose spokeswoman said the retailer's farmers had 'suffered through 18 months of extreme market volatility and we've continued to pay them a fair price throughout'.While that had meant 'a marginal increase in price', the retailer continued 'to offer great value to our customers, while importantly ensuring there are British, free-range eggs available on our shelves', she added. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Now eggs are RATIONED: Sainsbury's run low, Wetherspoon..

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. King Charles 'will be deeply upset' as a THIRD of his flock... Share this article Share The soaring price hikes come as the UK faces its largest bout of bird flu with major supermarkets rationing the number of eggs customers can buy.This is compounding existing shortages caused by producers cutting back on output or leaving the industry due to increased costs, with Russia's invasion of Ukraine driving up farmers' energy bills along with the cost of chicken feed, hens and packaging. Tesco, M&S and Morrisons became the latest to join the spate of egg-rationing supermarkets this week and Wetherspoons was forced to serve hash browns, sausages and onion rings instead of eggs with their breakfasts. The National Farmers' Union has called for an 'urgent investigation' into the disruption to the egg supply chainThe National Farmers' Union (NFU) has called for an 'urgent investigation' into the egg supply chain disruption.The NFU said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) should look into whether a declaration should be made under the Agriculture Act 2020 to ensure 'much-needed support' for egg producers.Earlier this week, the Government said the situation is being monitored but insisted the UK's food supply chain is 'resilient' and that no 'significant impact' is expected overall.Waitrose has announced more support for its producers with a £2.6m aid package going directly to its UK egg farmers. Wetherspoon has been offering customers replacements for eggs including sausages, onion rings and hash browns as it struggles to supply its pubs with eggs'Without our farmers, we can't function as a business,' said James Bailey, executive director at Waitrose. 'We've cultivated long-standing relationships with our suppliers, and paying our farmers fairly and offering our customers free-range British eggs are commitments that we simply won't sacrifice, even when the going gets tough.'Tesco has also since announced a multi-million pound support package for its British egg suppliers and producers after it introduced a buying limit of three boxes of eggs per customer this week.The chain today said it would commit to providing a further £13.9 million of additional support to its suppliers and producers until March 2023, with the support continuing after that date. Elsewhere, Noble Foods, owner of The Happy Egg Co, has also announced additional support for farmers, with its second price increase for egg producers in the space of eight weeks. Free-range egg producers across all grades will receive an increase of 9p per dozen from 1 December.'The concerns around cost pressure and risk management require the entire supply chain to work together, find the solutions to these underlying problems, and ultimately ensure availability returns to normal,' said Graham Atkinson, agriculture director at Noble Foods.The Grocer has approached Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco for comment.

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