Consumers are more worried about the rising cost of food than they are about petrol prices, a new study has found.

A Populus poll conducted for The Times found that 82% were concerned about the rising cost of the weekly shop – while 69% cited the price of petrol as a worry.

Additionally, nearly two-thirds of those polled said they were cutting down on luxury foods.

The findings come after research for The Grocer by market analysts Nielsen showed that own-label goods were making increasing inroads as consumers trade down from premium and branded goods in favour of lower-cost options. Sales of budget own-label goods rose by almost 25% over the last three months.

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