The Swedish Association of PRO presents large price differences between regions and between the retail chains-new figures on the food prices in Sweden these days. On the basis of a representative survey, the Association comes to the conclusion that Swedish food prices by about 7 percent from spring 2007 to spring 2008 have increased. Several thousand pensioners ideally working conducted the study of mid-April in 1.121 shops. There was the largest price rises especially for grain and dairy products. Wheat flour has become within a year to 36 percent more expensive. PRO is the Trade Association for the Swedish pensioners. PRO is short for “Pensionarernas Riksorganisation”.
Large price differences between the regions of Swedish food are the most expensive on the East Coast in the Stockholm area remains the cheapest on the West Coast in Halland and the room Gothenburg. Source: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. This regional difference has partly historical causes: Kungsbacka near Gothenburg Willy Scheele started in 1986 one of the first Swedish Discount shops, Willys cash, which today is part of the Axfood group under the name “Willys”. Willys cash had a hard price war, which has left up to today with two other discount stores in the Gothenburg area. Large price differences between the retail chains also between individual shops are big differences. The same shopping cart was the cheapest business for 1222,50 Swedish Crowns to get in, while the most expensive business demanded 1,911 SEK. The difference amounted to not less than 688,50 Swedish Crowns. A rationale for the significant price differences between the stores is its size. Hypermarkets with large area and a large range to sell cheaper than small shops with limited supply and lower sales.
Discount stores were not included in this study. This lies in the composition of the basket. Many of the Swedish brand products in the shopping cart are not available at the discount stores. Gothenburg and the West coast have the lowest food prices in Sweden the Swedish food industry the Swedish food industry is dominated by three major groups: ICA, Coop and Axfood. Moreover, there is the discount city large (Bergendahl group), the Danish net group (since 2002) and the German Lidl Group (since 2003). The percentage of the discount stores is still low compared to other European countries. NET and Lidl retract partially high start-up losses, set but still on Expansion.Insgesamt German and Swedish food prices have approached Swedish accession to the EU on 1 January 1995. Walther Plette