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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a number of stunning developments when it comes to grocery shopping, not least of which isdue to a combination of high demand and limited supply. But a new report makes clear that it's not the actual lack of food items that is causing high prices at your grocery store, but chinks in the supply chain that can get the food to the retail location.
The increased demand brought about by stay-at-home guidelines and a dearth of options to dine out, combined with lessened supply from coronavirus outbreaks at food processing plants, have causedAs a result, households on a budget are seeing price increases of up to 10% on some food staples like beef.
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Trying hard to cut your grocery bill in half but still feeling like your bill has been slightly higher than usual? New data released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics proves you're right — food prices have been on the rise. Brown Eggs or White? And Other Grocery Questions Answered Grocery shopping is different during coronavirus, and not just because you should wear face masks while in store. Prices have increased significantly. According to a new economic news release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics documenting the consumer price index, the price of groceries jumped from 0.5% adjusted in March to 2.6% adjusted in April.
But according to experts, it's not a shortage of food. It's newfound challenges on how to move food along the supply chain amid the coronavirus outbreak.
"Food prices are rising not because we don't have enough food, but mainly due to the fact that the agri-food supply chain is currently unable to deliver when and where food is needed due to the shortage of labor, particularly at farm level," Sanjib Bhuyan, an associate professor at Rutgers University's Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, told.
The coronavirus pandemic has effectively shut down a number of enormous industrial food outlets. For example, remote learning has ended all school lunches for the past few months. Cruise ships have temporarily ended, as has their massive need for food, and of course, with next to no dining in options, restaurant's supply orders have dipped precipitously. Shifting the food supply chain from one target to another is very much like the proverbial turning of an aircraft carrier around. It's enormous and takes considerable time and effort to redirect.
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But it's not just redirection food deliveries. The coronavirus outbreak has been particularly harsh for food processing factories, with, , and even e workers being negatively affected. So the high grocery prices are not due to a lack of supply at the root level, but a short supply as a result of workers and shipping being severely constricted due to COVID-19.
The good news? Experts believe that the skyrocketing prices are temporary. "Fortunately, I believe that this food price rise is temporary. It should mostly disappear as soon as the virus-induced restrictions are lifted allowing the agri-food supply chain to resume its normal functions within a short time afterwards," Bhuyan said to TODAY.
Grocery prices increased went up higher in the past few months than at any time since the early 1970s. So when the pandemic starts to abate as a result of therapeutic treatment, vaccines or herd immunity, we can expect a return to more affordable prices.
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