Why Our Prices Are Rising...
So, Why Are The Prices Going Up?
We will be implementing a small increase in our prices from 2nd July 2018 (approx 5% across some products) and in our usual candid style it was important to us to explain why we’d chosen to do this, so our CommuniTEA is fully in the loop.
This is only the second time we have adjusted our prices since we started the business, with the previous one being 1st April 2016. We have tried our best to hold off as long as we can and to attempt to make savings elsewhere by taking advantage of our growth but, like the rest of the country we have been feeling the pressure of increased costs for a while now.
Since 2016 with inflation alone our costs have gone up about 5%. On top of this we have experienced a (well-publicised) business rates adjustment and exchange rate challenges due to Brexit. We are also passionately committed to paying a fair wage for our team and have managed to maintain the increasing living wage for all of our store teams, and aiming towards this for the whole team within 18 months.
We don't want to skimp on good quality ingredients for our tea, not pay our team a fair wage or let our standards slip in any way so we are hoping you will understand our small price increase. As an independent business that has grown from a very small Nest, we have achieved some amazing things, with our fantastic stores, our growing website, numerous awards and giving our customers the opportunity to drink great tea!
We continue to value you very much as our customers and part of our loyal CommuniTEA, so we hope you can value our decision.
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