There’s good news and bad news on the food front.
Prices have gone down in the past year, but they’re still much higher than they were two years ago, according to Brandon Scholz with the Wisconsin Grocers Association. He says the impression that the grocery business is recession proof is untrue, with prices up nearly five percent from where they were just two years ago.
Scholz says lower fuel prices have helped to bring prices down about one-percent so far this year. However, food producers have raised prices and some have reduced package sizes, in order to protect profits.