M&S and Co-op make major change to prices – and it’s good news for shoppers | The Sun

SUPERMARKET chains Co-op and Marks and Spencer have announced price freezes or drops on hundreds of products.

Co-op is lowering the prices of over 100 of its most popular products until January 31, 2023.

Meanwhile, M&S has said it will extend its price lock commitment on 100 customer favourites until the end of January 2023.

Co-op is dropping the price on a range of products, including its 150g irresistible hand cooked sea salt and chardonnay wine vinegar crisps from £2 to £1.35.

Meanwhile, its stonebaked 320g thin and crispy margherita pizza is being slashed from £4.25 to £3.65.

M&S' orange easy peelers will stay at £2, it's vegetable soup at £1 and its aluminium foil at £3.

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M&S confirmed the price-lock will only apply to products in-store.

We've asked Co-op whether its price drops will apply both in-store and online and will update this article when we know more.

It comes amidst the cost of living crisis with food, fuel and energy prices all much higher compared to the same time last year.

Other supermarkets have stepped up to help customers through the winter.

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In October, Tesco announced a freeze on over a thousand products until January 3, 2023.

The supermarket chain confirmed the price of four 200g Heinz baked beans snap pots will stay at £2.49 and a 75ml tube of Oral B toothpaste is also being locked in at £1.99.

In April, Asda promised to lower prices for more than 100 items until the end of the year.

Essential range products like fruit, veg and cereal are included and branded goods such as John West Blue Dragon and Pataks.

A number of supermarkets have offered staff pay rises to ease the financial strain this winter.

The most recent was Aldi, which announced it would be increasing store assistants' hourly rate to £11 last month.

For the full list of supermarket staff pay rises, you can read our guide here.

Of course, it's always worth shopping around for the best deals and offers.

Just because Co-op and M&S have frozen or dropped their prices, that doesn't mean you can't get the same product or something similar for less elsewhere.

Websites such as trolley.co.uk compile data on hundreds of thousands of supermarket products.

Plus, latestdeals.co.uk shows you when supermarkets are slashing item prices.

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There are other ways you can save on your shopping as well.

You could try food waste apps, supermarket loyalty schemes or look at planning your meals to cut back on unnecessary spending.

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