My most recent supermarket shop—at a new format Coles on Easter Saturday—cost $434. Ouch. The cost of our monthly shop has been creeping up, and seemed to be around $300 only a year ago. Something’s changed, and it can’t be the dog we adopted in January. He doesn’t eat much.
I’m not sure we’re spending more overall, although it feels like it. If prices are ‘down, down’, I haven’t noticed it. But what we’re definitely doing is spending more at the Wesfarmers-owned Coles than before.