September prices on Grocery, Health & Beauty and Household product inflation rates remain high, though the rate of increase has fallen slightly from July highs.
Highlights for the four week period ending September 4:
- Grocery prices were up 13.6% vs. YA– down from 15.1% in July– with beverages and snacks outpacing total grocery.
- Health & beauty prices were up 9.8% vs. YA, down from July when increases were driven by Skin & Hair care, two categories with high sales on Amazon Prime Day 2022.
- Prices for household items were up 13.4% vs. YA driven by paper & plastic and household cleaners, also down from rates seen in July but up from August.