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Menu Prices Rose Faster than Grocery Store Prices Again in September, Increasing Gap


Restaurant and other foodservice operators continue to raise prices more aggressively than their grocery-store competitors in September, according to the latest Consumer Price Index numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food-away-from-home food prices rose 0.4% month-over-month in September, while grocery-store prices ticked up only 0.1%. The separation of year-over-year increases is now 6% for…

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