Grocery Prices On The Rise
April 14, 2021 8:58AM CDT
(Jefferson City) Missourians are going to see their grocery bills go even higher this year for a multitude of reasons.
Consumer costs at the supermarket have risen every month of 2021.
People notice it the most when they buy meats, poultry and fish.
Close behind are dairy products.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says high gas prices are a big factor.
The average U-S price of regular-grade gasoline in March was up a nickel to two dollars, 94 cents-a-gallon, the highest it’s been since May 2019.
Gas prices have risen 77 cents-a-gallon since November 20th.
Midwest crop damage from storms is another factor.