Foods raising grocery bills in 2013

Last year's U.S. drought promises to have an effect on this year's grocery bills. Find out the 9 foods with the highest price increases.

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Mar 15, 2013 8:41PM
So... pretty much everything is going up. (Everything but our paychecks.)
Mar 15, 2013 9:56PM
Does whoever put this slide show together realize that they pretty much named all food? Meat, Seafood, fruit, veggies, grains, dairy, oil and sugar. So what didn't go up? Coffee and tea?


Mar 15, 2013 8:34PM
So--the price of everything is going up. You could just say that and be done with it.
Mar 15, 2013 10:03PM
This has got to be the funiest article on food costs I have ever seen.  Like the previous posters EVERYTHING has gone up along with EVERYTHING in smaller packages.  BUT according to the experts there is little or no inflation.  What a joke!
Mar 15, 2013 11:21PM


Mar 15, 2013 9:26PM

Let me get this right..."egg prices will go up 10 to 20 cents a dozen because of foreign demand".  Why can't we just take care of our own needs?  Go figure how the government operates!  And what's this thing about whole chicken prices going up at the same rate as chicken breasts?  For crying out loud, buy the whole chicken and cut it up.  People are paying premium prices for chicken breasts because whomever has deemed them more healthy than the thighs or drumsticks that have more flavor.  Cut up the chicken yourself and do whatever you do with the different sections.  Make your own chicken broth by saving the non-meaty pieces and boiling them off.  Strip the meat off of same and save it for chicken and dumplings or chicken casserole or whatever.  It's become such a fast food or microwave world with all of the semi-prepared  packaged stuff.  Makes me glad that I grew up knowing how to cook and preserve food from an early age!  Go ahead and raise the prices on the semi-prepared meat combo stuff, but leave the basic raw meat alone.  The government is giving breaks to foreign countries that have a demand for our products when they should be helping out the producers in our country that should be subsidized for selling to America only.  Just sayin..................


Mar 15, 2013 9:21PM
So...according to MSN Money, *everything* is going up. They could have said that in one paragraph.
Mar 18, 2013 6:41AM
Toilet paper shrinking 30 sheets per roll Ivory dropping 3 oz. in 2 years Wal Mart dental floss going from 100 yds. to 55 at the same price. Now the other day Aldi's stew shrinks by 3 oz.. I ve got a couple other cans and set it next to them. Then I notice new can smaller and noticed drop in size. We've got inflation.
Mar 15, 2013 11:40PM

WELL i SAW THIS COMING!   I'm Thanking God right now with TAXES,GAS MEDICAL FOOD GOING UP...I stocked up last year and canned all my veggies and fruit.....Living on a farm is hard Work but worth it a 100xxxx. I have pigs,chickens,goats and a huge garden and 4 acres of berries and fruit trees....Oh Thank you Lord. I do share with everyone I can ....This year I got 25 more chickens 9 pigs and already bought a ton of heirlooms seeds, I'm sure the neighbors and a few families around here will appreciate the''s been rough on some of them. EVERYONE grow what you can and start stocking up this year doesn't look good. Before All the prices take effect.  

Mar 18, 2013 10:33AM
How can anyone even suggest  we have inflation! our government which spends Millions on colleting data says inflation is less than two percent. Of course they don't put the price of gas, groceries or health care in their data!!!! Just like our recession recover  they don't count the millions of people who can not find work and just gave up, drained all their savings and lost their homes.. Plus the fact that people who are working are working harder and longer for less money. That's why our all knowing government's data is twisted to look so good. Thank God we have all these wonderful selfless politicians taking care of our  of hard earned tax dollars!
Mar 15, 2013 8:59PM

The cost of living is rising, including most products, food,  and gas, although gas rises and falls but in the long run has been rising.  You need to be thrifty, going to garage sales, thrift stores, and getting things on sale.  We have a grocery store, that marks down all food on the expiration date, you can always freeze it to make it last longer.

Mar 18, 2013 10:11AM
Ask the Feds and there is no inflation, 'cause they don't include food and energy in their cost index.
Mar 18, 2013 10:19AM

"Foods Raising Grocery Bills"


Headline of the Year!


WTF else would raise a "grocery" bill?

Mar 18, 2013 12:25PM
Let's see, to save money don't eat pork, beef, sea food, fruit, vegetables,dairy, grains, poultry or sugars. That leaves goat, horse meat, and artificial sweeteners. This must be the politician's diet plan for the elderly and disabled!!!
Mar 15, 2013 9:46PM

About the only way to shop is the weekly sales.  2 years ago I paid a buck for peanut butter on sale and now the best deal I can get is $2.50 on sale.  The cost of food is outrageous and theres not much that can be done...its not like you can quit eating.  Somethings I just refuse to buy because the item is overprice but food...none of us can boycott because of price.

Mar 18, 2013 9:13AM
Mar 18, 2013 11:49AM
So, everything from the major food groups need to sustain life?  That is what your saying right?

And just like with fuel, every natural disaster, freeze, heat, cold, whatever, is used as an excuse to raise the prices.

Maybe we are supposed to survive on the load of crap we're constantly being fed.
Mar 16, 2013 1:40AM
Simple way to keep your costs down...Americans throw away about  40-50% their food each year, usually by buying too much or not using what they have.  This totaled about $165 BILLION last year.  Plan carefully, and use what you buy.

I m guilty of this too, but not nearly in those percentages.  With prices in Manhattan out of sight, you learn to be more careful.  Plus storage is a premium so you don't buy as much of the perishable items.
Mar 18, 2013 6:46AM
We plan our meals around what is on sell. Menu get boring but hey at least we have full stomachs.
Mar 16, 2013 2:16AM
Watching prices can really help. Shoppers was selling baking potatoes loose for 99c a lb. they were small unwashed with lots of bad spots. Costco's had a 20 lb. bag of baking potatoes for $7.99 or 40c a lb. that were clean and huge compared to Shoppers. And you can buy spices like McCormick's gravy mix that's $1.69 for a 3/4 oz. package at Shoppers but Costco's has 24 oz. commercial size for $4.99. It would cost around $50 in the small packs to equal that $5 container.
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