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An Increase in Higher-Income Households May Bode Well for Restaurants 9/17/2014 2:04:06 PM Household income remained stagnant in 2013, as the real median household income of $51,939 was essentially unchanged from its 2011 and 2012 levels.  However, growth in the number of higher-income households may be a positive sign for the restaurant industry.
Menu and Grocery Store Prices Continued to Rise, While Overall Inflation Dipped in August 9/17/2014 1:21:34 PM

Both menu and grocery store prices registered moderate gains in August, while a sharp decline in gas prices led to the first dip in overall consumer prices since April 2013.  

Fullservice Menu Prices Outpaced Quickservice Prices in Recent Months 9/17/2014 1:20:40 PM

Within the food-away-from-home sector, fullservice restaurant menu prices outpaced quickservice prices in recent months.  

Wholesale Food Prices Paused in August, but Remain on Pace to Post Their Strongest Growth in Three Years 9/17/2014 1:20:02 PM

Wholesale food prices leveled off somewhat in August, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Despite the August respite, wholesale food prices remained 6.1 percent above their year-ago level.  

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