INFLATION PREPARATION

NEW YORK -- Supermarkets have traditionally done well during periods of food inflation, but it might get tougher this time around.Rising energy and commodity costs are sending prices soaring on items throughout the store. While meat prices spiked late last year, more recently commodities like milk, eggs, chicken and butter are rising or are expected to rise. Prices are also climbing on center store

NEW YORK -- Supermarkets have traditionally done well during periods of food inflation, but it might get tougher this time around.

Rising energy and commodity costs are sending prices soaring on items throughout the store. While meat prices spiked late last year, more recently commodities like milk, eggs, chicken and butter are rising or are expected to rise. Prices are also climbing on center store staples such as rice, cereal, baked goods, frozen items and cooking oil, retailers say

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