US shoppers were in good spirits this week. This Saturday, retailers promoted costumes, decorations, candy, and of course, pumpkins and apple cider.
The holidays ahead are in grocers minds as well; turkeys and hams were showcased, alongside sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, Brussels sprouts, and cranberries.
The number of retailers citing Covid-19 as their reason for withholding ads this week was less than 1%. The following are the prices of major advertised items (3,000 plus stores) this week, compared to the same week last year. Significant increases in price for fruit this week included organic Fuji apples at 46%, pomegranates at 30%, Bosc pears at 17%, blackberries at 15%, raspberries at 12%, organic Gala apples at 11%, blueberries at 10%, and avocados at 10%.
Significant decreases included Granny Smith apples at 35%, Honeycrisp apples at 18%, mangos at 17%, and apple juice at 15%.
There were no significant changes in price for onions and potatoes this week. Significant increases in vegetable prices this week included on-the-vine tomatoes at 32% and baby carrots at 11%. There were no significant decreases.