The Master Grocers Association is
warning that a rise in petrol and diesel prices could also lead to a rise in
the price of fresh foods.
Unleaded petrol prices have risen
from 138 cents per litre at the start of the year, to 157 cents per litre on
average according to Western Australian Government fuel-monitoring site
Jos de Bruin, CEO of the Master
Grocers Association (MGA), which represents supermarkets like IGA, Foodworks
and Foodland, said that as well as the general public paying more for fuel, the
cost for delivery drivers has gone up too.
"As drivers experience massive
increases in diesel prices, they are starting to pass these costs on to our
member," Mr de Bruin said.
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(ABC NEWS: 25/10/18)