Food-at-home deflation continues; protein dips intensify

Food-at-home deflation continues; protein dips intensify

Led by an intensifying price deflation in meat, the consumer price index for food at home continued to deteriorate during July — and contrast with inflationary conditions at restaurants.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food-at-home prices declined by 1.6% overall during the month, compared with a 1.3% decrease in June — the seventh sequential decline over the last nine months, the Bureau said.

Over the last 12 months, the food-at-home index has dec

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