Australian farmers claim that people may save hundreds of dollars each on fresh produce by avoiding the country’s major supermarkets.
Fresh food expenses have attracted public notice after outpacing inflation during Australia’s ongoing cost of living problem.
According to the most recent CPI data, the cost of fruits and vegetables increased by 6.7% in the March quarter compared to the same period last year, with inflation at 5.1%.
The cost of living has been on the rise since the Covid pandemic’s conclusion, along with eastern storms, the Ukrainian crisis, and increasing energy and petrol prices.
The focus of rage is now on Australia’s supermarkets, which continue to make billion-dollar profits.
The Central West of New South Wales apple and cherry grower Guy Gaeta, who sells at wholesale markets, told Daily Mail Australia that supermarket pricing is much higher than it should be.
The best way to teach Woolies a lesson is to stop buying your fresh produce there and instead visit Flemington Markets or the greengrocer across the street.
Mr. Gaeta stated that families who shop at the Sydney markets in Flemington may save “50 or 60 percent” on their fruit and vegetable purchases.
In order for suppliers to receive a fair market price and for our customers, Woolworths said it is “always seeking to find the correct balance.”
According to Coles, supply and demand dictate its prices, and “our staff is working hard to drive prices down.”