UK-grown cabbages, potatoes and onions all fell prey to bad growing conditions last year, triggering higher costs and less choice on supermarket shelves for consumers, according to figures gathered by the British Retail Consortium.
With fewer vegetables to sell thanks to low yields, producers have charged more.
With fewer to buy consumers have been willing to pay more….
Think it through. Any supplier is always willing to charge more. What is it that lets him?