Shoppers make sacrifices as prices spike during Fourth of July weekend

The American Farm Bureau Federation report that U.S. consumers are paying 17% more for their Fourth of July festivities than compared to last year due to inflation.

News 12 Staff

Jul 3, 2022, 6:08 PM

Updated 751 days ago

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Residents shopping for their Fourth of July barbecue items will be paying more this year.
The American Farm Bureau Federation report that U.S. consumers are paying 17% more for their Fourth of July festivities than compared to last year due to inflation. It says the average cookout feeding 10 people will cost you $69.68 – that's about $10 more than last year to pick up your holiday staples.
Some shoppers say they have changed their plans due to the rising prices - opting to stay home. Others say they do not mind spending the extra money.
"This is when we can get together. So if it's a few dollars more, I'm not saying I don't care, but I don't cause I get to see my family that I dont see that often," said Claudia Carbonara of Norwalk.
News 12's Caren Pinto was at a market in Norwalk's Cranbury neighborhood to speak with shoppers.


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