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Prices at grocery stores up last month, recording biggest increase in 46 years

Prices at grocery stores up last month, recording biggest increase in 46 years
Posted at 2:07 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 14:11:39-04

Certain types of food aren't just harder to find at grocery stores -- they are costing more too.

No it is not your imagination -- prices surged last month.

And the increases are unprecedented.

According to the Labor Department -- the prices of staples like eggs, meats, and cereals recorded their highest increases in 46 years.

Eggs saw the biggest hike -- up 16 percent.

But all six of the major grocery store food categories are up at least 1 and half percent.

Grocery stores seem to be alone in price increases -- most industries saw declines in April.

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