Food prices are going up everywhere—but in some areas more than others

Large central metro areas are seeing higher food prices than non-core rural areas, according to data from Datasembly.


Inflation growth slows to 9-month low

Consumer prices in October rose 0.4% for the month and 7.7% year over year, its lowest annual increase since January, leading some to believe inflation may be moderating.

Sneaky shrinkflation is creeping up, yet 29% of consumers are unaware of it, according to new research from Kroger-owned data firm 84.51°.

About two in five consumers expect inflation to impact their Halloween plans; but nearly three-fourths of households will make candy purchases anyway, according to a new Numerator report.

Consumers are only purchasing the necessities, and are waiting on sales or payday to buy other items, according to a new Morning Consult survey.

Food prices keep climbing, and discount grocers are looking to grab more shoppers.

“Inflation has caused the price of all consumer goods to increase, and the food sector has been particularly hard hit,” said FMI VP Andy Harig, responding to the release of September's consumer price index report Thursday.

Less than 40% of product makers say they’ll increase their list prices in the first six months; one-fourth plan no additional increases, says an Advantage Sales report.

Many Americans said the inflation rate is 22.8%; nearly twice as high as the actual number, according to a new study. And it's changing the way they're shopping for groceries. 

Retailers need to be creative in getting shoppers out to their stores, according to a new survey from convenience retailing association NACS.

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