Average Price of Barbecue Favorites Spikes

A basket of 14 barbecue go-tos, including a package of hot dogs, a 12-pack of soda and assorted condiments, cost 21.5% more in June than it would have a year ago, Datasembly finds.


Shoppers Seek a Budget-Friendlier Fourth of July

Inflation will factor into menu planning, purchase decisions and where customers choose to do their Independence Day stock-up shopping, Numerator finds.

Additionally, 72% of respondents say rising grocery prices are having a very or somewhat significant effect on their household budgets.

The president asks state and local governments to provide additional relief as gas prices hover around $5 a gallon on average nationally.

Study finds 80% of consumers will celebrate the holiday despite inflationary concerns.

Seventy-seven percent of consumers said they changed their grocery choices or buying behaviors in May in response to inflation, up 6 percentage points from April.

Prices for freight transportation by truck jumped almost 26% year over year, the BLS reported, and prices for final-demand foods were up 13% vs. the year-ago period.

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