U.S. supermarket prices jumped 1% in June, led by continued increases in the cost of dairy and bakery products as well as fats and oils, helping fuel another 1.3% surge in the country's overall cost of living.
Higher prices for meat and other foods are helping fuel the inflation that is pinching consumers. Supermarket prices rose 0.8% in June, driven by a 2.5% increase for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. Beef prices rose 4.5% last month.
The government’s Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index reports are forecasting a 6-to-7 percent increase in egg prices for consumers this year and a 36-to-37 percent price increase for producers.