Pandemic Price Pain
Last year, grocery prices rose by 3.5%, the most they had in a decade, thanks to the pandemic. Kroger, the nation's largest grocer, recently warned that things aren't looking any better this year. We compared current prices on 35 Kroger items with prices obtained on the very same products from the same Ohio store in September 2019. The result? Yes, we're paying more: 8.4% more, to be exact. While prices dropped or stayed the same on 12 items, they rose on the 23 other products. The price of one staple is up a staggering 88.6%. (Are you a big Kroger fan? Here are 19 Secrets for Shopping at Kroger.)
Prices are subject to change and may vary by location. All are non-sale prices and do not reflect any discounts that may be available with a Kroger Plus card. Items are store brand unless otherwise noted.