Q1 Grocery Inflation at 6%: Study

Commodity cost increases and higher energy and freight costs brought significant food inflation in the first quarter of the calendar year, according to a study from Customer Growth Partners.

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Commodity cost increases and higher energy and freight costs brought significant food inflation in the first quarter of the calendar year, according to a study from Customer Growth Partners here, which is scheduled to be released on Thursday.

The inflation results are based on field studies of 30-item baskets at Wal-Mart, Target and