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‘Big Food’ enjoying sustained sales uplifts as consumers stay home

By Elaine Watson

US retail sales of leading packaged food brands tracked by Bernstein* rose +12.1% year-on-year in measured channels in the four weeks ending August 8, with big brands reaping continued benefits from the shift to eating at home, though sales growth slowed...

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...

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