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How to lower your grocery bill, despite rising prices
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Grocery store prices may be rising, but it’s still possible to keep your own grocery bill down.
According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), grocery store prices are expected to increase between 1 and 2% in 2021.
In the month of April alone, grocery prices increased by 0.4%, with fruit and vegetable prices increasing by 0.8% and fresh fruit prices increasing by 1.5%, according to the consumer price index released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, prices for dairy and related products increased by 0.6%, while meat, poultry, fish and egg prices rose by 0.5%.
GROCERIES ARE GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE DUE TO LABOR SHORTAGES ACROSS INDUSTRIES
Those price increases are being caused, in part, by labor shortages, transportation challenges, rising gas prices and a struggling retail workforce, experts told FOX Business this week.