October prices on Grocery, Health & Beauty and Household product inflation rates remain elevated, though the rate of increase has fallen slightly from earlier this year.
Highlights for the four week period ending October 30:
- Grocery prices were up 13.4% vs. YA– down slightly from earlier this fall– with beverages and snacks outpacing total grocery.
- Health & beauty prices were up 14.9% vs. YA, down slightly from last week but still higher than the past few months.
- Prices for household items were up 16% vs. YA driven by paper & plastic and household cleaners.