A can of Heinz baked beans increased in price by an average of 9% in the last week

The price of several Heinz products increased in the week prior to 9 January.

Heinz Beanz, tinned spaghetti and tomato sauce have all increased in price in the past week across multiple retailers.

A 415g can of Heinz baked beans increased in Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, bringing the price to £1.40 in Asda and Sainsbury’s, and £1.39 in Morrisons.

The price at Tesco and Waitrose stayed the same as last week, £1.20 and £1 respectively, making Waitrose the cheapest retailer at which to purchase Heinz Beanz, with a save 20p promotion in operation.

Across the five retailers tracked, a tin of beans increased by 28%, from £1 last year to £1.28 on 9 January.

A pack of four tins also increased in price in Aldi, Asda and Morrisons, bringing the price to £4 in Asda and Morrisons, and £3.99 in Aldi, bringing the retailers in line with Sainsbury’s and Waitrose at £4 a pack.

Lidl and Tesco were cheapest at £3.49.

On average, a four-pack of Heinz Beanz increased by 32%, from £2.91 to £3.85, with an increase of 28p since the new year alone.

A tin of Heinz Spaghetti increased in three retailers in the past week: Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.

The product is now a staggering 74% more expensive than last year on average. On 9 January 2022 the item cost just 69p. It now costs £1.20.

Tesco kept the price of the spaghetti low, at £1.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup increased in Aldi, Asda and Morrisons, bringing the price of a 910g bottle to an average of £3.99. The price increased by an average of 33% since last year, an increase of 49p since the new year.

A pack of tinned tomato soups increased in price in Aldi, Asda and Morrisons, bringing the average price to £3.85, an increase of 50% in the past year.

Own-label carrots increased in price for the second week in a row. Aldi, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all saw price increases.

Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all increased the price of a 1kg bag to 49p, while Morrisons returned the price to 45p, the normal price before Christmas promotions.

Other items that saw price increases in the past week included own-label red onions, which increased in price in Lidl to 85p as a promotion ended, and own-label long grain rice, which is 16% more expensive on average year on year.

Pampers Active Fit Nappies increased at Asda, up from £6.50 to £11. Own-label cat pouches increased in four retailers: Aldi, Asda, Lidl and Waitrose, bringing the average price for a pack of 12 pouches to £3.50, 51% more year on year.

Josh Holmes, senior consultant at Retail Economics, said “prices of everyday items continued to rise strongly in the first week of the year, bringing renewed pressure to consumers”.

“The fact that key value items and own-label products including vegetables, nappies and petfood are seeing the strongest inflation rates poses a real challenge for shoppers, as these are household staples that are difficult to trade down or cut back on.”