Grocery prices at the big four supermarkets are continuing to fluctuate, according to latest information from The Grocer Price Index, which tracks the cost of 100 commonly purchased grocery items.
Figures from the four weeks to the beginning of April show that grocery prices slipped by 0.2%, and the cost of our secret shopping basket now stands at £173.10.
While only minor, this latest dip in prices has slowed the strong inflationary trend that had been revealed in the GPI since the beginning of the year. Up until now, grocery prices had risen by a steady 2.1% over the past three months. This month's fall comes at a time of severe price-cutting by all the major multiples, and the recent price war over staple products such as milk, bananas and eggs.
Easter promotions and special offers on some of the confectionery items on our list could also be contributing to the fall.
And prices still remain 0.6% cheaper than they were at the same time last year.