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Food Price Rises 'A Source Of Stress'
Rocketing food prices are a "source of stress" for four in 10 UK consumers, while a third say they are struggling to feed themselves or their family.
Almost eight in 10 shoppers (78%) are worried about the increasing cost of food, with almost half (45%) spending a larger proportion of their available income at the supermarket compared to a year ago, the survey of 2,028 consumers for Which? found.
Food prices have risen over and above general inflation by 12.6% over the past six years, according to the Office For National Statistics, while incomes have stagnated.
The poll found 60% are worried about how they will manage their future spending on groceries if prices continue to rise.
A separate survey by the consumer watchdog found one million more households are feeling financial pressure compared to a year ago, leaving 9.5 million households struggling to cope with the cost of living.
It found 40% are likely to cut back spending on food in the next few months.