These 10 Groceries Items Are Getting More Expensive

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If you’ve been to your local grocery store lately, you’ve no doubt seen that prices for your favorite food items have gone up. You may be wondering which items have seen the largest increases in recent months.

In this article, I’ve compiled a list of several common foods that have increased in price according to the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Why Are Groceries So Expensive?

Not only is record-breaking inflation affecting food prices, but so are ongoing supply chain problems lingering from the COVID-19 pandemic and new supply issues related to the war in Ukraine.

While the March data show only a 1.5% increase in prices in the food-at-home index, over the past 12 months that figure is 10%, the largest hike since March 1981, notes the BLS.

Let’s take a look at how much some of America’s food staples have increased of late, according to the CPI.

These Grocery Items Are Increasing in Price the Most

Food ItemSeasonally Adjusted Increase Since January 2022
Uncooked poultry, other than chicken, including turkey4.2%
Canned fruits3.9%
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods3.7%
Dairy products other than milk, cheese and ice cream2.6%
Uncooked ground beef2.6%
Fresh fish and seafood2.4%
Fresh cakes and cupcakes2.4%
Flour and prepared flour mixes2.9%
Bakery products2%
Oranges and tangerines2%

How You Can Save at the Grocery Store

One way money expert Clark Howard saves money at the grocery store is by comparing the price of the store brand product over the name-brand item.

“Try a store brand just once the next time you’re at the supermarket. If you like what you buy, you save money that time and every time going forward when you buy it again,” Clark Howard says.

Check out Team Clark’s full list of 20+ ways to save money on groceries to reduce your bill when you make your next trip to the grocery store.

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