Milk is down 11-percent from a year ago July, with eggs down 40-percent. An excess of dairy products, meat and grains, coupled with lower energy costs for transit and refrigeration are responsible for the dip.READ MORE: 2 Suspected Gang Members Arrested In West Berkeley Shootout, Guns Seized
But, here in the Bay Area shoppers say it’s hard to notice.
“I haven’t noticed too much of a change myself,” one shopper told KCBS.READ MORE: Man Who Crashed Vehicle In Walnut Creek Struck, Killed By 2nd Vehicle After Walking Into Roadway
“You’ve got to hit the sales. If you don’t hit the sales, then you’re paying full price, and it’s not cheap,” another shopper said.
Farmers are getting less for milk, meat and cheese, and grocery stores are seeing their margins fall even though stuff is flying off the shelves.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Witness Claims Oakland Police Searching for Wrong Car in Road Rage Homicide
California’s drought taking its toll as well sending fruit and veg prices up.