“Even when promotions and discounts are taken into account, Colruyt and Collect & Go, for example, are still respectively more than 5% and 4% more expensive than at the beginning of March. At Carrefour Hyper and Albert Heijn the price increase is slightly more moderate with a respective increase of almost 3%. % and 2%. ”
For some branded products, such as Coca-Cola, prices at Colruyt and Collect & Go increased by 12% and 10%. “Discounts were briefly banned by the government during the lockdown to prevent hoarding,” said November. “But once those promotions were allowed again, prices were expected to fall. And that didn’t happen.”
“The financial consequences of the corona crisis are starting to be felt for more and more families”, says Test Achats.