Grocery prices are on the rise this Thanksgiving amid labor and supply shortages
If you are hosting Thanksgiving, you may notice an increase in the grocery bill this year due to a number of factors including inflation, labor shortages, supply chain issues. supply, weather conditions and increased transportation costs.
Jim Cascone, owner of Farmer’s Market Poultry in Los Angeles, says he has ordered everything well in advance this year, although he has ordered the same amount of turkeys as last year, hoping to meet at the request of customers.
“My costs have increased by eight to 15% and depending on what type of bird you are looking for,” he said. “If you are looking for organic, heritage or heritage… the price is a bit more expensive.
Higher prices are seen across the board and, based on September data, the consumer price index has jumped from the same year.
“If we look specifically at what we call home food, which is the prices of grocery stores, it goes up 4.5%,” says Steve Reed, senior economist at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. United.
The biggest increase is in the meat, poultry, fish and egg categories, he said.
“This index has risen 10.5% in the past 12 months,” said Reed, adding that the beef and veal index rose 17.6%.
And for poultry in particular, it’s up 6.1%, based on September data.
Brooke Stiles, a resident of Chino, says she avoids buying such products.
“I don’t buy as much fresh meats anymore, mainly because of the high price,” she says.
Eli Handy, a resident of Torrance, says it’s tradition for him to cook Thanksgiving dinner, and an increase in the bill won’t change that.
“Like everyone else, yes,” he replies when asked if he’s concerned about rising prices. “However, it’s all about the family. It’s about coming together.
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