After increased lettuce prices, now the price of snow peas has skyrocketed to $42.80/kg at Woolworths. The vegetable usually retails at the supermarket chain for around $6.99/kg, meaning the current cost is an incredible 512 per cent increase.
Experts say the current inflation of some produce is due to adverse weather affecting supply. In response to customer complaints about stock supply, Liam Kirley, from Woolworths, said: “As you can see, we’re running quite low on lettuce, broccoli, spinach, and other fruit and veg products. Let me tell you why. Our growers are still experiencing the effects of heavy rainfall from earlier this year, which pushed back the planting and harvesting of crops. We are expecting supply to improve by mid-July for broccoli, and we are working with our growers to get the rest of your favourites back on the shelf as soon as we can.”
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