The price of vegetables is set to skyrocket as the cost of living crisis deepens, with some even doubling in price as everyday items become less affordable for Brits.
Cucumbers, now around 60p, could soar above £1 next year as energy prices continue to rise for vegetable growers.
The news comes as the boss of Tesco said the supermarket was taking extra security precautions amid shoplifting concerns.
esco chairman John Allan, 74, warned huge price increases could lead to more thefts by ‘desperate people’ unable to afford food.
Speaking to Times Radio he said: ‘I think shoplifting is a concern, and getting the police to take action and respond to cases… this is a concern right across the retail trade.
‘I don’t sympathise with people who shoplift, but I can understand desperate people taking desperate measures – sometimes when they’ve literally got no money left.’
Read more: Dawn of the £1 CUCUMBER: Price of vegetable is latest to soar driven by skyrocketing energy prices – as Tesco boss reveals they are boosting store security due to shoplifting fears amid cost-of-living crisis