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Denmark, Home to Lurpak, Wants to Investigate Butter Prices

  • Government to probe rising cost of consumer goods, energy
  • Lurpak prices in Denmark have risen by almost half this year
     

     

Photographer: Taylor Glascock/Bloomberg

Denmark, where the Lurpak butter brand originates, will ask its competition watchdog to probe recent price increases to ensure consumers aren’t being fleeced.

Like in most countries across the globe, inflation has skyrocketed in Denmark, bringing the annual rate to 8.7%, the highest in four decades. The Social Democratic government, which faces general elections within a few months, said on Thursday it wants to investigate if consumer prices are rising more than they should.