Your Shrinking Pound at Tesco: 36% Price Hike on Everyday Shampoo

Written by Karen Bryan

8530342561 3d01ce90f7 n Your Shrinking Pound at Tesco: 36% Price Hike on Everyday ShampooBe prepared for your pound to shrink in value when buying shampoo at Tesco. I did a double take today when I saw the rows of Tesco Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner as the bottles looked much smaller than in the past, but the price had only gone down from 88p to 80p. I picked up one of the new size bottles and sure enough the bottle had shrunk to 500ml.

8530338903 7361bab980 n Your Shrinking Pound at Tesco: 36% Price Hike on Everyday ShampooI was able to confirm that the previous bottle size was 750ml, as the old stock had been reduced to half price; 44p for 750ml.

What a swizz, that’s a mighty 36% increase in price. The shrinkage in bottle size has heralded a price leap of more than one third; more than ten times the rate of inflation.

 

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2 Responses to “Your Shrinking Pound at Tesco: 36% Price Hike on Everyday Shampoo”

  1. It’s a joke isn’t it Karen? I have these stockpiled so I feel very lucky right now, but will not be buying them again.

  2. Laura – yes we bought a pile of the Tesco half price larger size shampoos today. I just don’t know how Tesco can justify such a price hike. Maybe they are hoping that customers won’t notice the smaller size bottle?


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