While some consumers are paying attention to the cost of oil and gas, everyday groceries might be a new place to turn your attention.
It is not just the packaged groceries that could be costing consumers more money but produce, dairy and meat are now something to look out for. Specific vegetables have increased by almost 4% which is the largest increase since the 1970’s during the harsh winter freezes in Florida. Meat and dairy rose due to the increased cost of corn and soybean, which is used in the feed.
Some consumers are visiting farmers markets for locally grown food and to save a couple pennies. Others find that just cooking at home saves them a large amount of money.
Certain stores have “club-card” programs to decrease the cost to those that are repeat customers and send out weekly savings guides through the mail.
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