Epoch Times: It may seem that everywhere you turn, costs are going up. Earlier this year, Chipotle raised its menu prices by about 4 percent. Food products were 2.4 percent more expensive in June 2021 than in June 2020. Used cars are creeping toward the typical tag of a new car, and rent prices are up 7.5 percent nationwide.
” … And he who earns wages,
Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Haggai 1:6
“We’re currently seeing price increases across the major segments that impact consumers’ wallets,” Henrique Aveiro, director of machine learning and AI at Insite AI, told The Epoch Times. Insite AI helps consumer goods manufacturers and brands with revenue cycle management and decision-making using artificial intelligence.
“The only food subcategory that had declining prices was cereals and bakery products,” Aveiro said.
Looking a little further down the line can also spark concern. PepsiCo reported its intent to raise prices in 2021. Toymakers Hasbro and Mattel echoed plans to increase prices during the second half of the year. Whirlpool’s appliances will get stickers with increases between 5 and 12 percent.
“Our data shows that inflation will grow more over the next couple of months as businesses recoup their pandemic losses,” Aveiro said.
While the rising prices may seem to indicate tough financial times ahead, knowledge of the causes behind the hikes can be powerful. Read More