Thanksgiving inflation gobbles up budgets
High inflation is hitting the Thanksgiving spread.
Food prices rose almost 11 percent over the 12 months ending in October, according to the Labor Department’s consumer price index (CPI), while groceries, which exclude restaurants, specifically were 12.4 percent more expensive from the same time a year ago.
And some Thanksgiving staples are even more expensive thanks to a combination of costly setbacks for farmers and food processors.
Prices for poultry were up almost 15 percent annually in October, according to the Labor Department, thanks in part to a recent outbreak...