Beef prices have not been an exception to the general price rise affliction that is sweeping across Zimbabwe. Compared to the month of August, beef prices have increased by more than 50% for most beef cuts. This is in line with massive depreciation that has faced the local currency.
|Beef||OK||Food World||Choppies||Pick N Pay|
|Country Style Garfunkel's 500g||30.79||26.99|
|Country Style/Shop kg|
|Mince Fat Free/Topside||85.57||58.50||69.49|
|Prime Ribs Super||65.36|
|Short Ribs Commercial||65.90||58.99|
|Short Ribs Super||69.90||62.63|
|Steak On Bone|
|T bone Commercial||81.31||58.50|
Things to note
- As already said beef prices have increased by a minimum of 50% since the beginning of the month
- For prime cuts the price has increased by 100%
- Generally depending on the quality of the meat, a certain cut can be called super or commercial with super being the highest/preferred grade. Let’s take for example Brisket: Commercial brisket is generally cheaper than Super brisket. For some reason, FoodWorld reverses these labels and super costs less and the quality corresponds to commercial in other supermarkets
- The quality of beef sausages is very different depending on the store in question.
- There are two types of tripe: rough tripe and bybels- its a distinction Pick N Pay has used for years although other supermarkets do not sell bybels.
- While traditionally butcheries are cheaper than supermarkets the margin between the two prices has fallen. In fact Bellevue butchery charges prices that are pretty similar to those of supermarkets