Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Bare Necessities

Eight years ago, father-of-four Gerald Buckley froze outside his local grocery store. The trip to stock up on diapers and baby food had been an expensive one. He swooned at the dollar amount printed at the bottom of his receipt.

He's not the only dad in the U.S. to have the breath knocked out of him by a long strip of white paper from the grocery store. The average American family-of-four spends about $8,500 per year on food and groceries--that's about $700 per month. The kicker is that food prices rose four percent last year, and they're expected to do the same this year.

Read the rest of this story in Consumer Watchdog on

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