HEADING UP

HEADING UP

Almost every fresh food category represented in our annual category guide posted dollar sales gains during the latest 52-week period.

But scratch beneath the surface, and it's evident that most of those gains are the result of rising prices. Volume is flat or down in many areas, and cost-conscious shoppers are selecting the least expensive option when price differences become stark. For example, prices have been trending up for almost everything in the meat departm

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