Low-inflation years change U.S. average for grocery inflation

Since 2013, grocery prices have risen so slowly that the Agriculture Department has lowered its calculation of the “historical” inflation rate — the 20-year average — to 2.2 percent annually, down from 2.5 percent in 2016. USDA economists say 2017 is shaping up as another year of negligible price increases at the grocery story, now forecast at… » Read More

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