Grocery deflation reaches 10-month mark

Grocery deflation reaches 10-month mark

September prices dip for proteins, produce and beverages

Prices for grocery store food dropped again in September, marking the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year monthly price deflation — a skein now surpassing the duration of the deflation that accompanied the 2009 recession.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index, released Tuesday, the index for food-at-home declined by 0.1% as compared to August, led again by decreasing prices for meats, poultry, fish and eggs (down 0.2% from the previous month) and

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