JAMESTOWN – The price of some common household grocery items is on the rise.
Over the last 12 months prices at popular local grocery stores have increased 3.5 percent. For a family of four, that’s around $500 a year.
The increases are on everything from cereal to dairy to meats to eggs.
General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, announced that it is raising prices to offset higher freight manufacturing.
Hormel is raising prices on products like Jennie-O ground turkey because of higher grain costs. Even the cost of a jar of Jif peanut butter is higher than a year ago.
But, experts say there are ways to keep your shopping costs low. They say to stock up and watch for sales. They also say to take a look at prices at smaller store as well.