Tonight – Food Costs: Can You Spend Less?, 25 April 2024, ITV1


Food inflation in the UK has been a pressing issue for consumers, with prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rising by 7.0% in the year leading up to January 2024. This marks the tenth consecutive month of increases, with a peak of 19.2% in March 2023—the highest rate in over 45 years. While inflation has slowed, food prices remain high, with a 25% overall increase between January 2022 and January 2024.

The upcoming episode of Tonight – Food Costs: Can You Spend Less? Examines the pressing question of how consumers can navigate the challenging landscape of rising food costs. With food inflation showing no signs of abating, the program aims to offer insights and strategies to help viewers optimise their spending and make informed choices.

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The episode will explore the factors contributing to the persistent rise in food prices, such as supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, and the impact of global conflicts. It will also address the concerns of consumers who are facing difficult choices as their purchasing power diminishes.

Through interviews with experts and individuals, the program will provide a comprehensive overview of the current food inflation landscape in the UK. It will offer practical advice on cost-saving measures, such as shopping at discount stores, buying in bulk, and taking advantage of loyalty programs.

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Tonight – Food Costs: Can You Spend Less? airs on ITV1 at 8:30 pm on Thursday 25 April 2024.

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