Wholesale Food Prices Ease a Bit After a Bruising Year
Food suppliers' prices were up nearly 13% overall in 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Jan. 13, while December saw a small respite in pricing for beef, pork and produce.
Meat Sweats? Meat Volumes Feel the Heat of Inflation
Volume sales of fresh meat at retail slid 7% for all of 2021 as the average price per pound across the meat department was 14% higher in December than it was at the end of 2020.