Food Costs Are Up — Along With Promotions

With food costs still high, you’re being more choosy about where to shop and dine. Supermarkets and restaurants are getting the message.

Hand holding a sale price tag in a supermarket aisle
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Food prices may be rising more slowly this year than last but they’re still going up, a situation that is spurring supermarkets and restaurants to step up consumer discounts and deals.

Those food marketers are facing more choosy shoppers who are preparing more food at home and buying more necessities, focusing on lower-priced items and brands, as noted by executives at the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, in an August 17 second-quarter earnings call.

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Jamie Feldman

Jamie Feldman is a journalist, essayist and content creator. After building a byline as a lifestyle editor for HuffPost, her articles and editorials have since appeared in Cosmopolitan, Betches, Nylon, Bustle, Parade, and Well+Good. Her journey out of credit card debt, which she chronicles on TikTok, has amassed a loyal social media following. Her story has been featured in Fortune, Business Insider and on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and NPR. She is currently producing a podcast on the same topic and living in Brooklyn, New York. 

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