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Are grocery prices going up in your area? Treat(sim. Spam), Coffee, Tuna (can"t find "packed in Oil") and Dry Beans. Checked price while rotating stash. Stuff here is going up.

-- && (&&@&&.&), May 25, 1999



South Central Pa. Tuna in oil, .50 per can. Spam, refuse to buy. Coffe, and dry beans, holding steady. Area dealers seem to be having a price war with coffee. Always can seem to find a 10 to 20 cent better deal on the large cans.

-- R. Wright (, May 25, 1999.

It seems to me that ALL groceries in our area are going up. The average is something like 20% from a look at our bills. I have noticed it especially because it seemed to happen almost overnight and is usually not this pronounced. So much for low inflation!

-- Gia (, May 25, 1999.

Prices here in Denton seem to be steady. Although I too noticed on last trip to the grocer two days ago there was no tuna in oil. Everything else seems the same, still plenty of sales. At this point I'm topping off the tank so to speak and thinking of my neighbors.

-- Shelia (, May 25, 1999.

I live in Southern California. Just today, I remarked to my husband that prices are really going up at the local supermarkets. I'm seeing laundry detergent and household cleaners up by at least 20%. Coffee is steady......but milk and bread are up. I'm wondering if the higher gas prices are making everything go up in cost......costs more to ship via truck.

-- Linda Hitchings (, May 25, 1999.

Here in Louisville everything seems to be staying up. Nothing on sale. Anything you could use in preps is staying high priced. For example, Dried blackeyed peas in Dec.98 were 3@1.00 everyday. Since late Jan. they have been .55 or .60 cents, I eat alot of blackeye peas so this price example came to my head first.

Tuna around here is something else. At Kroger the price hangs at .53 to .59 and doesn't move down without a limit. At Meijer tuna is always about .35 and no limit (I'm talking about stakist). Another item I keep up with is Kraft Mac&Cheese, we could eat it at every meal and not grow tired of it. Used to be 3/1.00 all the time then it went up to 1.00 for 1. The next time it went on sale 3/1.00 at Meijer we bought 3 cases (36 to a case). Then it went back up to 1.05. Kroger has been running it sometimes 3/1.00 but then they have a limit if 6.

Anyway to answer your ? yes prices are going up here.

-- Johnny (JLJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), May 25, 1999.

Prices in mid-Michigan seem stable, but there has been a long stretch without the regular canned goods sales.

-- Gus (, May 25, 1999.

Here in Yucca Valley, California, prices are NOT going up. Coffee jerks back and forth, but then it has been for some time. Canned veggies are still going at the 3@1.00 and there has been no hike in other far. Fresh pork and beef are still low. Chicken is in the 57 cents@lb range which is a bit high but goes on sale for 30/40 cents per pound from time to time. Navy beans are 78 a pound. Tuna oil or water runs in the 50/60 cent range. Why in this somewhat isolated, everything trucked in area there has been no appreciable price hike, don't know. So far, so good.

-- Richard Westerlind (, May 25, 1999.

Here in DC most everything is stable - we were a high cost of living area, we are a high cost of living area, and even if we hit another great depression, DC will *still* be a high cost of living area, which is yet another reason we're getting out of here.


-- Arlin H. Adams (, May 25, 1999.

Hi to all....Prices here in Ohio remain steady. I like the tuna comment, one major store Topps, had Starkist on sale, I went to stock up and nothing left but tuna in there a big difference? Also, I bought sugar in a paper bag, normal kind, and today I noticed after I had placed entire sealed bag into a plastic storage bag, the seam ripped on paper bag and spilled into the plastic...I didnt find no critters, but I did move the sugar to airtight old juicy juice bottle....Do I need to add anything such as rice to keep out moisture? Thanks.

-- consumer (, May 25, 1999.

Forgive the tuna question, if I'd of looked a lil further I'd of received the answer, but I'm still in need of sugar advice....thank u and sorry Charlie, pun

-- consumer (, May 25, 1999.

SPAM, canned corned beef, tuna still on periodic sale ($1.29, 1.29, .50 (or even .39), respectively). Rice (a local staple) is no longer on sale at under $4 for 20#, but is now advertised at over $6. I still shop a LOT of seasonal sales and coupons, and occasionally at the "discount store" (no COSTCO or SAM's CLUB here). No more shortages than usual.

-- Mad Monk (, May 25, 1999.

Did you know that unless you bought the new "All American tuna from Bumble Bee" your tuna was caught by the Asian fisheries? In the 1998 season, canneries left American fishermen without a buyer for their tuna. They were left with tons of unsaleable fish until Bumble Bee agreed to experiment with the new product and label. If you are affiliated with a non-profit, you may be able to order bulk tuna through WFOA ans support our American fisheries.

-- marsh (, May 26, 1999.

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