Midwest Retailers Hold the Line on Prices

Some retail operators in the Midwest are emphasizing that despite inflation, prices for holiday meals have stayed the same or even declined. Marsh Supermarkets, Indianapolis, for example, said it has lowered its prices for holiday meals this year in deference to economically stressed shoppers, while Kroger Co., Cincinnati, is touting prices on holiday meals that have stayed the same as a year ago.

Some retail operators in the Midwest are emphasizing that despite inflation, prices for holiday meals have stayed the same — or even declined.

Marsh Supermarkets, Indianapolis, for example, said it has lowered its prices for holiday meals this year in deference to economically stressed shoppers, while Kroger Co., Cincinnati, is touting prices on holiday meals that have stayed the same as a year ago.

“Clearly shoppers are looking for value this holiday season, without sacrifici

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