The rising price of kitchen stapes, bread and butter, eggs and milk, were among the costs driving inflation up in August even as gas prices came down.
The food index, part of a measure of inflation, is soaring. It increased by 11.4% in the last year, the largest rise over 12 months since 1979.
It is a component of the consumer price index, which tracks goods and services, and increased 0.1% for the month and 8.3% over the past year.
Most of the major components of what is known as the food-at-home index saw double-digit increases over the last year,
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