FreshInfo is reporting that UK produced mushroom prices could increase by up to 20 per cent as a result of the global wheat crisis.
This is quite a hike in price at a time when consumers will be feeling the pinch on all sides.
The reasoning is that the cost of mushroom compost could rise by as much as 30 per cent in the coming months, potentially meaning UK mushroom growers would need price rises of around 8 to 10 per cent just to stand still.
The spectre of agflation looms ever more ominously.
It is hard to see how, if prices do surge to such an extent, consumers would react other than negatively.
Hopefully the autumnal promotions that are in the pipeline will help keep demand buoyant, and perhaps the price spike will not materialise in the way that is presently foreseen.