5 Most Expensive Grocery Items on Michigan Shelves This Fall
Hold on to your budget, things are about to get PRICEY. Michigan is gearing up for another back-to-school season and that means grocery stores are backed with parents looking for great deals on everything from Lunchables to notebooks. As you head into the fray, go in knowing that there may be sticker shock on a few items you regularly throw into your cart without giving them much thought.
What Groceries Will Be More Expensive This Fall in Michigan and Why
Eat This, Not That highlighted 5 different items that will more than likely cost you more at the checkout this year. Though they are all found in the same store, each product has its unique reason for the cost heading up
Why is the price of ground beef going up? The answer would be a very famous question: "Where's the beef?". According to the United States Department of Agriculture 'calve and cow inventory' is down nationwide. Drought conditions have played a role in the declining bovine population.
Worst Crop in Almost 100 Years
The worst harvest for Florida oranges in nearly a century will drive prices for this delicious fruit higher in the fall. Hurricane's and plant disease had a tremendous impact on groves this year, according to the Washington Post, who called this "the worst orange crop since the Great Depression".
Far From Keen on These Prices
Similar to Florida, Georgia also experienced some crazy weather over the peach growing season. What does that have to do with the price of peaches in Georgia? A lot, as it looks like prices will rise between 20 and 50 percent according to Eat This, Not That.
Oil Prices Rise Globally
Not 10W40, SAE, or gasoline. No, we are talking Olive Oil. Couple lower than average yields in the olive crops in Spain and Italy with half of the world's supply of sunflower oil supply being cut off by the war in Ukraine, and it equals a significant increase in price for the popular cooking oil.
This Could Get Ugly
If there was an item on this list that will affect more than any other, it's this one. Eat This, Not That reports chocolate prices have risen 14 percent over the last year. We will feel that pain as we get closer to holidays like Halloween and Christmas, which are rich in chocolate gifts. A limited supply of cocoa beans is driving prices higher.
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