Source: Waitrose

Waitrose Essential sandwiches are the only Waitrose sandwiches to have become more expensive over recent weeks

Waitrose has hiked the price of its entire range of Essential value sandwiches.

The upmarket retailer has added 15p to the cost of its Essential Cheese & Onion, Egg Mayo, Roast Chicken & Mayo, Smoked Ham and Tuna Mayo sandwiches.

The rise means the sandwiches, previously £1.40, now cost £1.55 – just under an 11% increase [Assosia 8 w/e 7 March 2022].

No other prices across the rest of its on-the-go sandwich range have changed in the last eight weeks.

The retailer was “working hard with our suppliers to ensure our sandwiches are really good value”, a spokeswoman told The Grocer. “Our Essential Waitrose range still provides our customers with great quality at affordable prices.”

The news makes Waitrose’ sandwiches the latest in a long line of goods getting pricier over past months, with grocery price inflation hitting a nine-year high in February, of 4.3% – the highest level since 2013.