Jump in food prices keeps inflation up

The one per cent rise in food prices between June and July is one of the factors keeping inflation above the Bank of England's two per cent target. The record increase covers the price of vegetables, meats, fruits and soft drinks, according to statistics revealed by the Office for National Statistics. The research concluded that the average price of fruit has gone up by 9.9 per cent and the cost of chocolate has gone up by five per cent.