Apr 19, 2022
Fridge-freezer prices up by 30%, says retail boss
The prices of fridges, freezers and dishwashers are up by a third since last year and set to climb higher, the boss of a white goods retailer says. "Now we're looking at 12-14 months lead time and the price for freight alone has gone up to around £80 for that unit. So a £299 fridge has now got a £70 increase in cost, which has a knock on effect to the consumer." Mr Glynne's warnings follow research in February from price comparison site Price Runner, which found that prices of white goods and gadgets had soared by nearly 50% in just two years. On top of high fuel and energy prices, consumers are paying much more for food, furniture and eating out. On Wednesday, the Office for National statistics revealed that furniture and furnishing prices jumped by 16.8% in the 12 months to March.
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