Christmas food items 'will reflect Thanksgiving prices'


Rupert Roberts



SUPER Value owner Rupert Roberts said Friday with the holidays approaching, the price of popular holiday goods will remain consistent to the prices currently reflected in stores.

In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Roberts, owner of the largest grocery store chain in the country, gave a glimpse into how prices have fluctuated.

With the company having already purchased Christmas inventory, the prices of popular Christmas food items such as ham and turkey will reflect that of the Thanksgiving prices, he said.

Mr Roberts further noted that there might be a delay on weekly produce due to inclement weather and lack of quality. However, he assured customers that the company is aiming to satisfy the needs of every one.

“I don't know the reason but the shipping has been late lately and we've been getting it to the stores a day late. Of course, when the boat comes in a day late, we don't get it to the store until the next morning and it's disappointing to the consumer.”

With the inflation of grocery prices and higher daily living expenses, Mr Roberts acknowledged the “terrible” increases, noting the price increase of items such as cooking oil, mayonnaise, eggs and lettuce.

“The inflation has been terrible,“ he said. “And I know the consumers don't understand it.

“Mayonnaise went up 150 percent. Eggs are at an all-time high, the highest that I have ever seen them in history. And, of course, cooking oil is at an all-time high also,” he continued.

He said the grocery chain will also extend store hours to accommodate the influx of customers during the holiday season, adding that the company is equipped to handle the crowd.

“People do spend more money during the holidays and they buy more, they celebrate more and the crowds are like a hurricane scare,” Mr Roberts said.

“I think that they buy gifts first and then money leftover they buy food and, of course, the supermarkets are usually open later than the other stores. So, they leave the food shopping last unfortunately.”


bahamianson 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Man listen, I walked into super value to buy a roasted chicken. The dang bird was 10.99 two weeks ago. It is now over $12. I walked out and ate tuna and a slice of bread. This place is ridiculous. Everything goes up every week. You better stop have children because I can't pay more taxes to feed them.


ohdrap4 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Actually, they selling off those chickens for 1.99 per pound as people stopped buying the roast chickens.

But a 12 dollar chicken feeds 4 and the 15 dollar combo at burger king is done immediately.


bahamianson 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Agreed. I have made that decision many times.


TalRussell 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Whilst, yes. And understandably so.

The $12 price, may not be seen be seen as much "The Chicken of The Day Deal'.

Still, it's not an overcharge for a shopper to off they's go, through the checkout line, out of a Grocerman's Rupert Roberts, SuperValu store. with a juicy Rotisserie Chicken. tucked in hand, — Yes?


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