U.K Price of fish and chips set to soar this winter as potato shortage threatens to put chippies out of business

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U.K Price of fish and chips set to soar this winter as potato shortage threatens to put chippies out of business

Post  kelee877 on Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:36 am

The price of fish and chips is expected to soar this winter – due to a potato shortage that threatens to put some chippies out of business.

The cold snap early in the year followed by a long hot summer has hit potato crops in the UK, and a sack of spuds now costs double what it did last year.

And the situation has been worsened by increases in the price of cod and haddock due to scarcity caused by warmer sea temperatures.

Fish and chip shops are having to pass the extra costs onto customers by hiking prices or cutting portions – and some may even be forced to shut. Andrew Crook, president of the National Federation of Fish Friers, said: ‘It’s been the perfect storm – the worst conditions for the crops.

‘For a lot of shops it’s going to be very difficult. It means prices will have to increase. We are not doing it for profit, we are just trying to survive.’

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Post  kelee877 on Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:38 am

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Monday, Nov 12th 2018 5-Day Forecast

Britons are turning away from fish and chips suppers after cost soars due to shortages caused by extreme weather

Price of fresh and frozen fish has risen by about 4 per cent over the past year

This summer's heatwave has sparked a potato shortage forcing their value up

Chip shop owners 'have to decide whether to put prices up or cut portion sizes'

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