Dairy products are becoming more and more expensive. This becomes especially clear when buying butter.
Dortmund – Products in supermarkets and discount stores are becoming more and more expensive due to the war in Ukraine and inflation. Butter is also affected by price increases, so much so that in some cases it already cost over two euros at the beginning of April. But the prices continue to rise.
|Sense||Spreadable cream based on milk cream|
|production||Mainly from cow’s milk|
Aldi, Lidl and Edeka: the price of butter beats the historical record
As the food journal reports, the price of German brand butter is currently 2.29 per pack of 250 grams. This is a price increase of 20 cents over the previous month.
Some supermarket branded butter products are now even surpassing the 3 euro mark. This would include items from big manufacturers like Meggle, Weihenstephan and Kerrygold, which now sell for between 3.19 and 3.39 euros, prices that hardly anyone would have expected until recently. Other products are also currently driving customers to despair, for example a curious offer from Aldi, how Heidelberg24 reported.
At the South German butter and cheese exchange in Kempten, on the other hand, there is talk of “normal demand” despite rising prices. According to the commission, the new prices should not have discouraged consumers from buying packaged butter. Cereal products are also likely to become more expensive soon, such as bw24.de reported.
Aldi, Lidl, Edeka: producers do not want to burden consumers further
Against the background of rising costs of energy and raw materials, a decrease in the price level is not foreseeable for the time being. Dairy producers are therefore increasing pressure on retailers to pass the cost increase on to consumers in the form of higher prices.
This is what Heinrich Gropper asked the Gropper Dairy in food journal “flexible solutions and contracts with shorter terms of three to four months”. Other producers, on the other hand, do not want to burden their customers further and instead want to save on their costs, such as the Berchtesgadener Land dairy.
At the same time, it is difficult to foresee further developments. The market situation continues to be classified as uncertain. It remains to be seen “how quickly or slower prices will rise in the future,” the Commission said in April.
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