Fall in shop prices slows as supply chain disruption hits retail costs

Shop priced deflation slowed down in August, according to new figures (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

Shoppers saw the fall in shop prices slow down over the past month, increasing the prospect of inflation, according to new figures.

The BRC-NieslenIQ shop price index for August revealed that shop prices decreased by 0.8% year-on-year.

However, this represented a significant slowdown from 1.2% deflation in July, amid fears that supply chain disruption is increasing costs for retailers who could pass some of this cost to customers.

Helen Dickinson chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), said: “While it is good news that

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