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Growing Grocery Receipts

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Agriculture Department predicts that food prices will rise 4 to 5 percent this year. Here's how that breaks down for individual grocery items:

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Cereals and bakery products

7 .5-8.5%

Nonalcoholic beverages

3.5-4.5%

Dairy products

3-4 %

Eggs

3-4 %

Fresh fruits and vegetables

3-4%

Poultry

2.5-3.5%

Beef and veal

2-3 %

SOURCE: Agriculture Department


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