I've been noticing it for a long time, but on my last trip to the market, the prices seemed absolutely outrageous. 4 beef patties for burgers, $6.99? Regular eggs, $3.50 a dozen. And not just that, almost everything seemed to have gone up even more than before. I forgot the other things I saw but there was about 3 or 4 other things on that trip where I was like..."What?" When prices started to rise a while back, the only reasoning I could get from anyone was that gas prices had gone so high that the food was costing more to transport (Still BS) and now gas is down. Other things I have noticed in addition to the higher prices are the quantity your receive has gone down. 8oz is now a 7 oz package. 16oz package is now 14oz and so on. That one less ounce is 13% more profit. And don't get me started on the so called "store club" deals. They switch up the deals constantly, but all they are doing is using it as a tool to see how much the consumer is willing to pay. They keep these deals coming for many different products until they find the sweet spot - as much as they can charge without purchases on that product dropping dramatically. But I have to buy those deals, I feel like I have no choice. Hasn't manufacturing gotten more efficient over the years? I'm not normally a conspiracy theorist, but I feel like there is a constant systematic raising of prices for no apparent reason. Demand is already high, it's not like they are having trouble turning a profit.