There’s been much talk about the “possibility” of Inflation making a comeback, now that, according to some “experts”, the Great Recession is behind us.
We’re not sure how the experts determine these things, but we’ve been seeing price increases for more than a few lines of food since the end of last year. This is a change from the relatively stable pricing that we’ve enjoyed for the past couple of years. We’ve also been wincing each week as the fuel surcharge added to each of our supplier deliveries has close to doubled since the beginning of the year. And we’ve all been watching gas prices march forward weekly, if not daily over the past 2 months.
The most recent brands to adjust their pricing include Acana, Orijen, Primal, Nature’s Variety, Northwest Naturals, and Ziwi Peak. Petcurean has announced a price increase effective March 1. Other brands have reformulated or changed their packaging and included a price increase as part of that “improvement”.
As always, we’ll do our best to hold the line on prices. If you are on an auto-delivery schedule, you’ll receive price protection for one month once any adjustments are implemented. We’re not happy to see the return of price increases, but it seems to be a fact of life!