Consumer Price Index

Is food deflation easing? Food-at-home index flat in January

Is food deflation easing? Food-at-home index flat in January

By Elaine Watson

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food-at-home — a proxy for grocery-level inflation — was flat in January, after months of declines, with higher prices in eggs, dairy, meat, fish & poultry offset by lower prices for fruits & vegetables, non-alcoholic...

Deflationary blues: What will food prices do in 2017?

Deflationary blues: What will food prices do in 2017?

By Elaine Watson

Thought food deflation was finally easing? Apparently not, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reveal that while protein deflation eased off very slightly, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food-at-home — a proxy...

What will happen to food prices in 2014?

What will happen to food prices in 2014?

By Elaine WATSON

While the consumer price index (all food) rose a modest 1.4% in 2013, it is likely to rise 2.5-3.5% in 2014, predict USDA economists, who believe food price inflation will “return to a range closer to the historical norm”.

Meat and cheese driving higher retail prices, says AFBF

Meat and cheese driving higher retail prices, says AFBF

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Meat and cheese were the strongest drivers of higher retail food prices during the first quarter, according to an informal survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

Food price inflation rises again: USDA

Food price inflation rises again: USDA

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for food price inflation in 2011, citing the influence of higher food commodity and energy prices, and stronger global food demand.

Supply chain squeezed by higher grain commodity prices

Supply chain squeezed by higher grain commodity prices

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Prices of key grain commodities have been climbing rapidly but so far food manufacturers have absorbed much of the cost, according to an analyst at the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

Food price inflation lowest since 1992, says USDA

Food price inflation lowest since 1992, says USDA

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast that food price inflation will be at its lowest level for 18 years in 2010, despite recent sharp rises in staple food prices.

Kraft’s Cadbury bid could foretell M&A boom

Kraft’s Cadbury bid could foretell M&A boom

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Kraft’s pursuit of Cadbury could mark the start of a surge in M&A activity for the sector as consumers’ focus on value supports a stable outlook for food manufacturers during 2010, Fitch Ratings has predicted.

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