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swanson:
Sticker shock at the supermarket: Food prices poised to rise

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/why-do-you-pay-so-much-for-these-foods/19190587/

Dan Burrows
Oct 15th 2009 at 6:00AM

If there's any silver lining to a recession -- albeit a thin one -- it's that consumer prices typically go down. Make no mistake, deflation is a sign of a sick economy, but at least the net effect of cheaper prices for the basic necessities -- food, clothing and shelter -- helps folks get by when they are struggling to make ends meet.

But consumers should brace themselves for things to change, especially at the supermarket. As the global and U.S. economies emerge from the downturn, economists predict that there is going to be some sticker shock at the checkout line. ...

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The end result? Consumers should keep an eye on oil prices, which not only impact what they pay at the pump but also what they pay at the checkout counter.

Steve W:
Also in today's news:


--- Quote ---Value of UK farmland could double in five years
The value of farmland in the UK could double in the next five years, new research claims.

The surge in pricing is set to be driven by a shortage of quality farmland as the global population expands and demand for food increases.
.....
--- End quote ---


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/6308822/Value-of-UK-farmland-could-double-in-five-years.html

Herbalpagan:
I only go out and do a real grocery buy about once a month. I'm able to see real well that things are already changing. At one point this summer, between price increases and less in the package type of thing, I have seen prices on many items go up 20% !  Everyone needs to be aware that tangible items like food are one of our best "insurance" buys and should be gotten in bulk if you can NOW.  Cyclical weather, disease and so on have a huge affect on food prices, and there are some big ones that happened this year, but we will also be contending with rising fuel prices being tacked on to each item.

chris:

--- Quote ---Make no mistake, deflation is a sign of a sick economy, but at least the net effect of cheaper prices for the basic necessities -- food, clothing and shelter -- helps folks get by when they are struggling to make ends meet.
--- End quote ---

Sure sign that someone has been brainwashed by socialist economics. Deflation is a sign of a healing economy.

Kayzonara:
I went to store a new tube of toothpaste and discovered it was smaller than a tube of the same brand bought a few months back.  >:(

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