Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Market Survey finds staple food prices are slightly lower this year; milk down 17%, eggs up 56%
Whole milk had the biggest drop, down 17 percent to $3.14 per gallon, according to the survey. Bacon was down 11 percent to $4.55 per pound, and apples were down 7 percent to $1.45 per pound. Shredded cheddar cheese (down 5 percent), flour (4 percent), bagged salad (4 percent), vegetable oil (3 percent), Russet potatoes (3 percent), white bread (1 percent) and chicken (1 percent) also declined in price.
Egg prices took the biggest jump, up 56 percent to $3.04 per dozen. The sharp increase was blamed on the avian flu in the Midwest. Orange juice increased by 7 percent, ground chuck by 6 percent, toasted oat cereal by 3 percent, sirloin tip roast by 3 percent and sliced deli ham by 1 percent. (Read more)