The Federal Labor Department says food prices increased at an annual rate of 6% last month. Central Ohio grocers report higher prices in most aisles ranging from produce and cereal to household paper products.
National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.