Sainsbury's increases price of online deliveries amid growing cost-of-living crisis

Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, England, UK - April 18th 2020: Sainsbury's home delivery van supplying groceries to elderly women during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Sainsbury's has increased the price of its home deliveries. (Getty)

Sainsbury's has increased the price of its home deliveries amid the growing cost-of-living crisis that has left many struggling to afford food.

The cost of an anytime annual delivery pass - which allows you up to one grocery delivery every day - has increased from £60 to £80.

They have also increased the price of all of the other delivery passes they offer.

Inflation and the war in Ukraine have been hitting the price of food hard, with several key staples rising faster than average.

The Bank of England warned on Thursday that inflation could hit as high as 10% by the end of this year.

But several key food staples have already increased by more than 10% in the past 12 months.

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9 in 10 said they have seen an increase in the price of food. (PA)
9 in 10 said they have seen an increase in the price of food. (PA)

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Margarine, cooking oils and certain meats are among the items that have seen the steepest cost increases at 34.8%.

Cooking oils have been directly impacted by the war in Ukraine as both Ukraine and Russia are among the world's largest exporters of sunflower oil.

But other foods like lamb, milk and honey have also increased by more than 10%.

On Thursday, the Bank said household disposable income will plunge by 1.75% this year – the second-highest on record – while overall real income will tumble by an unprecedented 3.25% this year and fall again in 2023 before beginning to recover.

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They said on average families will lose around £1,200 this year to cost of living increases.

Due to the rise in the price of food, four in 10 people have bought less food in the last two weeks, according to the Office for National Statistics.

They found that 39% of adults said they cut back their grocery shops, rising from 34% a fortnight ago and 18% at the start of the year.

The figures also showed that 91% of British adults reported their cost of living had increased, up from 88% earlier this month.

The most common reason was higher food prices.