LAFAYETTE, La - Among things like gas, travel and hotel fees, the prices of groceries are also beginning to spike. They have gone up 8.3% in just this last year.
When grocery shopping, eggs, flour, bread, tuna and dairy are just a few things jotted down on your grocery list that might be a bit more expensive.
"Prices are just going up daily," said Williams.
Tomikos Williams is a man who loves his grill.
"Love to grill," said Williams.
I said "what do you like to grill?"
"Steaks, beef, pork," said Williams.
Williams has seen an uptick in the pricing of some of his favorite meats but he says when you want something you pay for the price and eat the cost.
"Okay, for ribeyes I would pay for one almost $12 at the most and now it's almost sixteen plus," said Williams.
I said "among other things at your local grocery store that have also started to have a price spike in price is non-alcholic carbonated drinks, all coca-cola beverages and coffee."
Why is this happening? The Food Marketing Institute says it's because the demand for groceries increased at the same time operating costs for producers and retailers increased.
"I bought a sandwich and some bananas," said Rahman.
Ashifur Rahman tells me when he grocery shops he's big on getting his fruits and vegetables. He calls the price increase frustrating.
"I know during this pandemic all these things have been going on like the hurricanes. The prices have gone up and it's not a good experience for shoppers like us who shop for vegetables and fruits regularly," said Rahman.
Cereal and package baked goods are a few other items that'll cost you more this year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says looking ahead the prices of your groceries might go up a good 5% from now until 2022. Here in Louisiana that'll be a problem for us boudin lovers. Unfortunately beef, pork and chicken have jumped almost 10%. That's the highest percentage yet for all of the food groups.