In today’s Pricewatch, Conor Pope and Derek Scally compare prices at Lidl and Aldi in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Germany. I don’t think you’ll be surprised to discover that the Republic’s prices are much higher. They write:
Behind the headlines and surveys, the two outlets have been as guilty as anyone when it comes to charging shoppers in the Republic considerably more than their customers in the UK or on their home turf in Germany.
A comparison by Pricewatch last month found that some products on the discounters’ shelves in Ireland cost as much as 158 per cent more than they do in Germany, while the price difference between Lidl and Aldi shops in the Republic and the UK are routinely in excess of 30 per cent.
Elsewhere in The Irish Times, Conor taste tests mature cheddar cheeses.