From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price increases

...Eating out is more expensive.The prices of restaurant meals picked up 3 percent in June from 12 months earlier.Higher food costs are helping drive the increase. Coffee prices jumped 6.1 percent in January from 12 months earlier, the most in nearly...

Restaurateurs in metro Augusta find challenges in market

...Competition from nearby pizza chains is high. Tack on high food costs, difficulties finding personnel and rising overhead...family, casual and fine-dining establishments listed food costs and the economy as their top two operational obstacles...

No labels necessary

...costly and confusing hodgepodge of state-based GMO label laws that could hurt farmers, baffle consumers and raise food costs for families.While this page generally supports giving state and local governments more authority and autonomy, food...

Food costs affect kids' lunches

...Balzer, the vice president of consumer research firm NPD Group and an expert on American eating patterns. "These rising food costs have to be paid for by somebody," he said. "The question is how are you going to pay for them? Are you going to...

Rising food costs frustrate grocery shoppers

...for the third consecutive month.The government said food costs increased 0.6 percent, the most since September 2008. Food costs rose for almost all major grocery groups, including...

Food cost expected to rise

...don't anticipate us doing it again for a long time."As food costs continue to rise, restaurants, grocers and food companies...recently had talks with his food distributor about rising food costs, but the restaurant hasn't raised prices yet."There...

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BRIEFLY Big drop in food costs helps drive down prices WASHINGTON - The biggest drop in food costs in nearly three decades helped drive down wholesale prices by 0.2 percent in April. The decline in the Producer Price Index, which measures prices...

Donations steady as need, costs rise

Local food pantry administrators say that, despite rising food costs, donations have kept pace with predictions so far this year. However, Mike Firmin, the executive director of Golden Harvest...

Wholesale prices jump by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON - Propelled by sharply higher energy and food costs, wholesale prices soared by 1.7 percent in October...on the rise as well, he said. Excluding energy and food costs, which can swing widely from month to month, "core...

Falling energy prices keep inflation in check

...big drop in energy prices and the biggest decline in food costs in 17 months made inflation a no-show once again at...export markets and falling world prices. In November, food costs at the wholesale level fell by 0.5 percent, the biggest...