The ongoing food crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting food prices today.
The price of groceries rose about 0.2% from November to December, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Annually, the price is increasing by about 11.8%.
During the initial shutdown, food manufacturers struggled with a sustainable system that would allow them to serve consumers. Labor shortages also increased food production costs because more money had to be invested in training workers and protecting food from contamination. Food growers, food processors, and distributors needed to improve their storage, comply with labeling requirements, and meet high demand from food retailers.
The effects of the change are still troubling in-store shoppers. So, which foods have seen the most recent price hikes? Stacker used monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find the eight grocery items that saw the most sales last month. Stacker did not include some of the more popular meat brands to better understand the fluctuations in grocery prices.
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