An observation, many new grocery stores have opened in the last year. Instead of more competition and the prices going down, prices have gone up radically. They have to pay for these new places and jacked up prices seem to be the method. Existing stores have been following suit to get in on the action. Prices have really spiked in the last few months. More options is not always better for the consumer.

One of these days I'll have a go back through the couple of thousand completed order forms I have and do a price history of the more popular items over the last 5 years. Should be interesting.