KENOSHA, Wis. – Wisconsin shoppers told Fox News they are battling higher prices and supply shortages on Thanksgiving staples, especially turkey.
“I just can’t imagine how everything is so much more expensive than it used to be around the holiday season,” one woman told Fox News as she exited a grocery store.
“It’s unfortunate, you know, because it is affecting everybody,” she continued. “I see it at every single store no matter where I go.”
But some shoppers in Kenosha thought it was even higher.
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“Probably 30 to 40% increase on a lot of the stuff, especially the turkey,” another shopper told Fox News.
Meanwhile, consumer prices are up 6.2% compared to last year, the Labor Department reported last week.
LATRISHA COLE, FOUNDER OF OUR SHINING STARS FOUNDATION
“Compared to last year and throughout the year before the pandemic, the prices seem to just constantly go up,” Our Shining Stars Foundation founder Latrisha Cole told Fox News. The foundation, which prepares baskets with favorites such as turkey and stuffing to give out to those in need, has seen a drop in donations this year.
“We usually get 300 baskets within the first two, three days,” Cole said. “Right now we’re barely getting all 100 baskets, so, it’s just a struggle right now,”
A cashier assists a customer at a checkout counter at Harmons Grocery store in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. More than a year and a half after the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, the supply of basic goods at U.S. grocery stores and restaurants is once again falling victim to intermittent shortages and delays. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg (Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg)
She blamed inflation and price gouging for higher prices.
But other shoppers who spoke to Fox News blamed other factors.
“I am getting tired of them using COVID as an excuse,” one woman said regarding the shutdowns. She said she believes lockdowns are responsible for higher prices.
Another shopper said President Biden’s reversal of “a few changes that President Trump made … doesn’t help.”
FILE PHOTO: Gas prices grow along with inflation as this sign at a gas station shows in San Diego, California, U.S. November, 9, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo ( REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo)