Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares
Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
Until this week, when the price hike was introduced in stores and online, Morrisons had jointly offered the cheapest meal deal on the high street. The price increase now puts it on a par with Sainsbury's and Tesco for non-Clubcard holders. Only Tesco Clubcard users can now pick-up a meal deal - which typically includes a sandwich or wrap, snack and drink - for less than £3.50.
The shake-up follows a number of other meal deal price hikes. In March, Boots increased prices from £3.39 to £3.59 outside of London, and from £3.99 to £4.19 in London. Meanwhile, Co-op upped prices from £3.50 to £3.75 in February, and Tesco increased costs from £3 to £3.50, also in February - but only for those who don't have a Clubcard. See the table below for a full round-up.
Morrisons said it's the first increase to the price of its meal deal in over two years. In addition, Morrisons has also introduced a new £4 meal deal, which includes sandwiches from its "The Best Sandwich" range.
Here's how major retailers' meal deals compare
|Asda||Buy three items, get cheapest one free|
|Boots||£3.59 or £4.19 in London|
|Morrisons||£3.50 (standard) or £4 (premium)|
|Tesco||£3.50 (for non-Clubcard holders) or £3 (for Clubcard members)|