Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
PRICES at grocery stores including Walmart are now vastly different compared with the earlier stages of the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest data shows that the inflation rate is pegged at 8.5%, hitting the wallets of millions of Americans.

Food prices have been surging due to a few reasons including supply and demand

Food prices surged by 8.5% during July versus a year ago.

The rapid rise in costs can be attributed to the supply not meeting the demand, companies engaging in price gouging and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In fact, major retailers including Walmart have been accused of overcharging customers as they have cashed in on massive profits.

But some might be curious to find out which items, in particular, have gotten the most expensive.

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We look at the items that Walmart has hiked over the past couple of years and analyze how much more expensive they have gotten.

The list of items 

Keep in mind that exact prices can vary by location.

To compare the costs from two years ago, we used a website archive tool to see Walmart’s prices.

Below is the full list of items and how much more expensive they have gotten from August 2020 to August 2022.


  • Great Value Eggs (18-count) – Up by 98%
    • August 2020: $2.27
    • August 2022: $4.50
  • Great Value Whole Milk (one gallon) – Up by 69%
    • August 2020: $2.66
    • August 2022: $4.50
  • Vitamin water zero sugar squeezed (six-pack) – Up by 31%
    • August 2020: $4.48
    • August 2022: $5.88
  • Jack Link’s Beef Jerky (10 ounces) – Up by 27%
    • August 2020: $10.88
    • August 2022: $13.88
  • Great Value Sliced American Cheese (24-count) – Up by 27%
    • August 2020: $1.88
    • August 2022: $2.38
  • Bush’s Baked Beans – Up by 25%
    • August 2020: $1.98
    • August 2022: $2.48
  • Yellow onion – Up by 23%
    • August 2020: $0.70
    • August 2022: $0.86
  • Del Monte Cut Green Beans – Up by 19%
    • August 2020: $1.08
    • August 2022: $1.28
  • Kodiak Cakes Blueberries & Cream (six-count) – Up by 18%
    • August 2020: $4.48
    • August 2022: $5.88
  • Persil Discs Laundry Detergent (38-count) – Up by 8%
    • August 2020: $11.97
    • August 2022: $12.97

Walmart did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.

How to save money shopping

While inflation remains high, there are multiple ways you can save money.

One includes buying store-brand items over name brands.

This is said to save shoppers up to 30%.

And if you’re worried about sacrificing the taste of store-brand products compared with prominent brands – you shouldn’t.

A market research study by IRi found that 75% of respondents think the quality of store brand items is just as good as major ones in the country, as cited by Ramsey Solutions.

Plus, shoppers should be on the lookout for clearance items.

At Walmart, for example, you could save up to 90% by taking advantage of deals in that section.

And buying products in bulk with longer shelf life could be another way to go.

For instance, one shopper spent less than $100 on groceries that lasted two weeks for two people by following that strategy.

For more related stories, see three ways to fix your budget as social media pushes Americans into bad money habits.

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