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Food Inflation

People Still Flocking To Chipotle Despite Higher Burrito Prices

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

Higher prices aren’t enough to keep burrito lovers away from Chipotle. The Denver-based chain reported a 25-percent jump in profit in the second...

Inflation Goes Underground

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Inflation is not a thing of the past. It has merely gone underground for a while. I believe it is inevitable that it will eventually reappear in its traditional form of rising prices for food, fuel, rent, clothing, and other basic costs of living, and you will see this begin in 2014.

Alice Hines

At Grocery Auction, The Food Is Antique | Alice Hines | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money

MILLVILLE, Penn. -- On a recent Friday in March in this hilly Pennsylvania town, a crowd of 80 locals gathered at Colonel Kirk's Auction Gallery. Farm...

The Economics of Oktoberfest

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

By Brian Blackstone of the Wall Street Journal Germany has been in open revolt over the European Central Bank‘s policy of buying the government d...

Darn Them Piggies! Pork Prices & the Inflation Outlook for China

Nigel Chalk | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

During the past year, views on China's economy have yo-yoed from concerns about the recovery, to hand-wringing about inflation and overheating, and then back to talk of hard landing.

Corn Prices Suddenly Drop After Surprisingly Large Crop Estimate

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

The nation’s farmers have planted the second-largest corn crop in nearly seven decades, the Agriculture Department reported Thursday, setting off a ...

Coca-Cola Raising Its Prices

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Coca-Cola Co plans to raise prices on its soft drinks by 3 percent to 4 percent in July, in addition to a 2 percent increase taken earlier this year, ...

Restaurant Critic Takes Tricky Menu Pricing To Task

Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

Restaurant menus don't tell you how much meals cost—but Ryan Sutton does. As Bloomberg's restaurant critic and the writer of well-regarded Tumblr Th...

McDonald's To Bump Prices, While Ads Wax Fifties Nostalgic

Posted 06.22.2011 | Home

As food costs are expected to rise about four percent in the United States and Europe from last year, McDonald's plans to raise its prices slightly an...

Food Inflation Kept Hidden In Tinier Bags

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for late summer, consumers are beginning to encounter shrinking food packages....

On Destabilizing Food Inflation, Krugman misses the point

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Krugman is right that soaring food prices have contributed to Middle East troubles. But the major point of the piece unfortunately concentrates on weather events as the fundamental cause.

Food Commodity Speculation Adds to Egypt Unrest

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Dicker

While the protests in Egypt are politically motivated, there is also little doubt that the rage of the populace there is being inflamed by the huge and volatile increases in basic food prices.

Explosive Food Inflation -- The Big Presidential Issue?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

Could the price and availability of food become one of the 2008 campaign's biggest issues? Or maybe, we should be asking, why the explosive inflation in food prices is not already the issue.