Grocery Prices Could Rise 10 to 14 Percent By October, Grocery Chain CEO Warns

While we can’t know for certain, Catsimatidis said rising costs could mean an astounding 10 to 14 percent specific increase in grocery prices by October.

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By Brad Polumbo JULY 21, 2021

American families are already struggling amid mounting priceinflationthat’s eating away at their budgets, with higher costs for housing, vehicles, and more. Yet a top CEO is warning that the growing inflation problem facing Americans could get much worse in the coming months.

The latest June data already showprice inflation at a 13-year high, with prices having risen 5.4 percent year-over-year. Proponents of the big-government policies driving much of this increase insist the uptick in prices is only temporary. But billionaire and grocery chain CEO John Catsimatidis justpredictedthat overall price inflation, for consumer goods generally, will hit a 6 percent annualized rate by October.

In aninterviewwithFox Business, the CEO warned that his industry is seeing skyrocketing costs on the supply chain side, and that businesses will have to raise prices for consumers as a result.

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