Prices increase for groceries and gas amid the pandemic

Nearly 850K coronavirus cases confirmed in Michigan

A look into prices rising for groceries, gas
A look into prices rising for groceries, gas

DETROIT – Have you noticed that some grocery store items cost a lot more since the pandemic started?

One dozen eggs and one pound of ground beef have gone up by 7 percent and a loaf of bread and milk has gone up by eleven percent.

There is the cost getting items to the store, fewer drivers, rising gas prices and crop damage.

Here at the Holiday Market in Royal Oak the store remains busy. Customers need their groceries.

“I would expect that we are going to continue to see prices rise within the next six to eighteen months,” said Bryan Ballaf.

Another place you might be spending more soon is at the gas pump.

Higher crude oil prices and limited supply along with the pandemic related delivery issues may cause prices to jump before July 4, according to analysts.

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has risen to 849,420 as of Monday, including 17,771 deaths, state officials report.

Monday’s update includes a total of 5,035 new cases and 29 additional deaths over the past two days.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.