Prices for April were up 4.9% year over year. That doesn’t tell the whole story, though. There were pretty big increases in food prices. Year over year increases:
- Anything with flour is up significantly– white bread is up more than 23%, wheat bread 24%, chocolate chip cookies 24.4%
- Ketchup prices are up 24%.
- Mustard is up 13%
- Relish is up 12%
- Eggs are up 30%.
- Meat products are up, but not as much as wheat. Poultry is up 5% year over year, pork and beef remained fairly stable.
- Cheddar Cheese is up 5%.
- Potatoes are up 15%
- Strawberries are up 9%
The only good news is that lettuce is down 12%.