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‘Fruit and veg prices will rise in Northern Ireland and we need to be prepared’

Fresh produce aisles will feel the heat of fuel and fertiliser price rises but at what cost to the consumer, asks Emma Deighan

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Impact: Rising fuel and fertiliser costs to hit fruit and veg aisles

Impact: Rising fuel and fertiliser costs to hit fruit and veg aisles

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Shelf life: Grocer Michael Goggin

Shelf life: Grocer Michael Goggin

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Impact: Rising fuel and fertiliser costs to hit fruit and veg aisles

Strawberries, potatoes, and root vegetables are set to feel the impact of a rise in fuel and fertiliser costs in the next few months, Northern Ireland fruit and vegetable retailers have said.

A price spike is inevitable, they said, as war in Ukraine plays havoc not just with fuel costs but with the price of commodities including fertiliser.


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