Grocery Bills on the Rise

By WEEK Producer

January 10, 2012 Updated Jan 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM CDT

It seems rising grocery bills are making eating out appear more affordable these days as food shoppers dig deeper in their pockets.

The USDA estimates meat and egg prices jumped more than eight percent in 2011.

Fats and oils were up close to nine percent and fresh fruits and vegetables rose about four to four-and-a-half percent.

Here are some tips to lower your grocery bill: choose store brands, don't forget to bring coupons, and select less processed foods.

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