RETAIL FOOD PRICES DROP IN JANUARY

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Retail food prices dropped 0.1% in January, after registering small increases each month throughout 1999, according to data released by the Labor Department.Year-over-year, however, prices were up 1.5%. According to the Consumer Price Index, retail prices for food and beverages combined were unchanged in January. Year-over-year prices increased 1.6%.Prices for food at home declined

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Retail food prices dropped 0.1% in January, after registering small increases each month throughout 1999, according to data released by the Labor Department.

Year-over-year, however, prices were up 1.5%. According to the Consumer Price Index, retail prices for food and beverages combined were unchanged in January. Year-over-year prices increased 1.6%.

Prices for food at home declined 0.2%, reflecting decreases in the indexes for fruits and vegetables, dairy

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