Consumers changing eating, shopping habits as inflation pushes up prices
A man shops for meat at a Safeway grocery store in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to grow.
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The highest inflation in roughly 40 years is prompting people to shift their shopping habits, especially at the grocery store.
About 90% of Americans are concerned about food prices, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Alpha Foods. The online survey questioned more than 2,000 American adults about their inflation concerns and shopping habits in two waves, March 18 to 23 and again May 6 to 8.
In that time, the cost of groceries also overstocked gas prices as Americans’ top inflation concern.
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