Inflation is making Fourth of July celebrations more expensive than ever

Posted on AllSides July 1st, 2022
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Nothing says Independence Day like a good, old-fashioned barbecue.

In keeping with tradition, most Americans — roughly 60% — plan to grill this weekend, and 53% will get together with friends and family, according to a recent report by market research firm Numerator.

“Consumers want to celebrate this summer for a number of reasons, and food is central to that,” said Karol Aure-Flynn, a food and agribusiness analyst and author of Wells Fargo’s July Fourth food inflation report.

However, with the cost of burgers, chips, soda and side dishes on the rise, revelers will...

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