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SPICE PRICE BATTLE HOTS UP


AFTER receiving many calls and emails about how the cost of products differs from one supplier to another, Spice Business has gathered evidence that there is an ongoing price ‘war’, as suppliers battle to get business from Indian restaurants. Companies are competing not just on head lie prices, but also other factors such as credit terms and offering delivery to


DESCRIPTION


SPICES CURRY POWDER 5KG HALDI POWDER 5KG CHILLI POWDER 5KG


CORRIANDER POWDER 5KG JEERA POWDER 5KG PAPRIKA POWDER 5KG TANDOORI MASALA 5KG GARAM MASALA 5KG


RICE TILDA BASMATI 20KG GURU BASMATI 20KG VEETEE BASMATI 20KG KOHINUR BASMATI 20KG


CROWN FARM BASMATI 20KG ZOY BASMATI 20KG


OIL KTC 20LITRE VEGETABLE OIL PRIDE VEG OIL 20LITRE PAPADOMS


PAPA PLAIN PAPADOMS 250G


CROWN FARM PLAIN PAPADOMS 250G RAJAH PLAIN PAPADOMS 250G ZOY PAPADOMS 200G


JOSH TOWER PAPADOMS 250 G MAYA PAPPADOMS 200G


TRS


8.55 7.40


10.75 9.55


11.25 12.06 15.50 16.00


31.55 29.99 28.99 N/A N/A N/A


N/A 15.39


N/A N/A


42.99 N/A N/A N/A


make significant savings by ‘shopping around.’ Of course different brands


the door on terms comparable to buying in cash from cash and carry stores. Spice Business has recently


carried out a survey of the prices of some key items, including haldi, cumin, paprika, coriander and chilli powder; vegetable oil; poppadoms and five different basmati rice types. Details can be found on this page. The price comparisons are quite striking and show that restaurants can


NATCO


10.99 7.49


10.99 7.99


14.49 12.49 13.99 23.55


31.99 29.99 25.99 26.99 N/A N/A


14.99 15.29


43.99 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


EUROFOODS


9.39 7.49


10.99 8.79


15.99 12.99 17.69 16.99


31.99 29.79 27.79 N/A


27.99 24.99


13.79 15.79


44.99 39.99 N/A


36.99 N/A N/A


RAHIM BRO


8.95 7.99


11.75 9.95


11.99 13.99 17.49 17.49


31.95 29.99 27.99 N/A N/A N/A


13.75 15.75


45.00 N/A


43.99 N/A N/A N/A


* PRICE SURVEY CARRIED ON 26TH AUGUST 2014


have different quality levels and hence different prices and buying from cash and carry and delivery to your door is different. Also bulk buying is another scenario, while special introductory offers for new customers and products come into the mix. But there is still a wide margin between cheapest and most expensive and this data might provide some guidelines for our readers, restaurateurs and chefs, and which we hope will benefit both buyers and suppliers. n


IBCO


12.05 9.05


16.05 12.99 16.05 19.05 19.05 20.50


32.99 28.99 28.99 27.99 N/A N/A


14.69 15.99


46.05 N/A


45.05 N/A N/A N/A


ALLIED CASH AND CARRY


9.95 8.95


11.95 9.95


16.95 15.99 3.99


15.95


32.99 29.95 N/A N/A N/A N/A


14.99 N/A


48.95 N/A N/A N/A


41.95 29.95


GANDHI CASH AND CARRY


8.95 7.99


10.95 6.95


17.95 14.99 3.99


15.95


31.90 29.49 29.90 N/A N/A N/A


14.29 N/A


48.90 N/A


41.90 N/A N/A N/A


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