While this Monday is heralded to be ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the calendar year, the Consumer Council has said there are 1,628 reasons why it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.
Shopping around, switching supplier and shopping safely online are just some of the money-saving strategies to be discussed at a free Consumer Council workshop in Lisburn on Friday 13 December.
Statement from Aodhan O’Donnell, Director of Policy at the Consumer Council regarding Consumer Council Report; ‘Food Supply Chain Issues And The Horsemeat Scandal – The Consumer View,’ July 2013
Consumer Council research examining consumers’ perceptions of the cost of their food shopping has shown that 96 per cent believe food prices are more expensive when compared to one year ago.
9 Out Of 10 Consumers In Northern Ireland Worried About The Cost Of Their Food Bills Says Consumer Council
The Consumer Council has today (22 May) released findings which show 9 in 10 consumers in Northern Ireland (NI) are worried about the cost of their food and grocery shopping.
Older people in Northern Ireland pump some £5.7 billion into the local economy every year. The grey pound is big business, yet older people still face problems when they’re out shopping for food. The Consumer Council today launched its latest research on the issue - Silver Service – Are Supermarkets Meeting the Needs of Older Shoppers? and secured a public commitment from leading supermarkets to work harder for older customers.
The Consumer Council says that there has been a missed opportunity to fully tackle the obesity epidemic that is threatening this generation of young people.
The statement comes in response to Ofcom’s announcement of more restrictions on food advertising to children and young people.
Northern Ireland has one of the highest percentages of children who eat crisps, chips, sweets or soft drinks every day(1), yet most of the food advertising aimed at children is sending the wrong dietary and healthy eating messages.
If you can afford to eat a healthy diet you can expect to live longer. Yet for many low income families the reality is food poverty, not food plenty.
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