WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Retail food prices in September increased a seasonally adjusted 0.1% against August, well below the 0.5% increase in prices for all retail goods, the Labor Department here reported recently in its Consumer Price Index.
-month retail price gain for food, up 0.8%. Compared to year-ago levels, prices for fruits and vegetables increased 1%.
Retail meat prices declined in September against August, dropping 0.4% for beef and 0.8% for pork. However, compared to Se