OTTAWA, Ontario — Food price inflation was a major contributor to the most volatile price fluctuations in the Canadian Consumer Price Index in more than five years, Statistics Canada here said Monday. Consumer prices increased by 2.3% in Canada in 2008, up from 2.2% in 2007. But the average masked a 3.9% annual increase in food bought from stores, the agency said. Inflation was most active during the fourth quarter, when food price increases accounted for more than 60% of the increase in ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.