Gephardt Busts Inflation: Will shopping the dollar stores stretch your grocery dollar?
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SALT LAKE CITY — Getting dinner on the table was rarely simple before high inflation hit the economy, but for millions of families, it has become a downright financial struggle.
The cost of food has jumped 10.8% over the past year. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index, the cost of meat, poultry, fish and eggs jumped even higher – 14.3%.
Many beleaguered shoppers have turned to dollar stores. Those stores have lots of options to make a hearty meal, but the question from a KSL viewer: Does shopping there actually save any money?
Shopping dollar stores
One such store where consistent pricing is built into its brand is Dollar Tree. Step inside and most items are the same price, though not a dollar anymore. It is now $1.25.
While dollar stores are not known for fresh produce, there is stuff