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Inflation Is No Match for Amazon, Walmart in the Grocery Aisle

  • Companies are struggling to pass on higher costs to consumers
  • Disruptive technology is also upending policy makers’ planning
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Confused About What to Eat? You're Not Alone

Good luck raising prices -- even if the economy is humming.

Grocery chains have long awaited the right conditions to charge more for their products, and a broad view of the U.S. would suggest this is their moment: Unemployment is near historic lows, consumer confidence is high and inflation is inching upward.