Data: Rising shop prices pose threat to Christmas season

Interior of a supermarket showing shoppers, aisles and Christmas promotions

While shop prices fell in October, supply chain issues are putting cost pressures on key items in the lead up to Christmas.

The rate of shop price deflation was 0.4% in October compared with a decrease of 0.5% in September, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index. 

This was the slowest rate of decline since January 2020.

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