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Rising Flour Prices

May 22, 2011 - 7:52pm -- Postal Grunt

My usual trips to the supermarket include a brief stroll past the flour to check for new products or prices. The price of flour has taken a fast rise out here just northwest of KC, MO. I was in the local Kroger affiliated store this afternoon and was really surprised. Pillsbury and Gold Medal flours that had recently been priced around $2.65/5 lbs are at $3.15 today. Kroger AP had been priced at $1.69/5 lbs is now $1.99. The Kansas produced Hudson Cream products are currently at the same price but when dealing with commodities, it's usually follow the leader.

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